All candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the bar of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia; AND, have at least one full year of specialized experience as a practicing attorney (equivalent in nature to the next lower level in the Federal service for the grade level applied for), where such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-13: Applicants must have a least one full year of experience as a practicing attorney that is equivalent to the duties performed at the GS-12 level.
GS-14: Applicants must have a least one full year of experience as a practicing attorney that is equivalent to the duties performed at the GS-13 level.
The types and complexity of cases and the work involved in handling them are evaluated to determine the experience and performance level of the applicant.
"Specialized experience" is experience that should include duties, which encompass the provision of administrative law advice, preferably in the area of real property and environmental law.
NOTE: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.
This position has a positive education requirement. All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Qualified candidates will be rated by comparing each candidate's qualifications to the skills and experience pertinent to the position to be filled. Experience, education, training, awards, and performance will be considered.
The following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) are of particular importance to the position to be filled, and applicants must provide specific detailed information in these areas as part of their application.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities must be addressed in a document separate from the resume and submitted as part of the application package.
1. Knowledge of all legal aspects of labor law, including specifically federal civilian and non-appropriated funds employment law.
2. Knowledge of fiscal law as it relates to both appropriated and non-appropriated funds expenditures in the non-appropriated funds instrumentality context.
3. Knowledge of procurement law, including procurement of goods and services with both appropriated and non-appropriated funds.
4. Ability to effectively communicate orally, including ability to explain legal issues and principles, counsel clients, and negotiate with legal professionals, both internal and external to the agency, and members of the general public to resolve disputes.
5. Ability to effectively communicate in writing, including writing documents in a clear and concise manner on technical and legal issues with people of various backgrounds.
6. Ability to work independently to evaluate the factual and legal issues involved in a case, develop a sound legal approach, conduct necessary research using available legal research resources, including Westlaw, online federal resources, and develop a final work product within required deadlines.
NOTE: Qualified candidates may be invited for an interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of relevant experience, education, training, performance appraisal, job-related awards, interview, and the skills and experience identified above. To preview questions please click here.