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Job Title:  Senior International Attorney (MC-3a)
Agency:  Millennium Challenge Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  MCC-908098-13-049-OGC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$115,000.00 to $158,000.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC United States  View Map
United States Citizens


If you are looking to be a part of a dynamic team environment then MCC is the place for you! Visit our WEBSITE at WWW.MCC.GOV   to see the life changing projects our staffs are undertaking. MCC’s mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth.

Our model is defined by principles of selectivity, country ownership, transparency, and a focus on results. Our values identify who we are and what is important to us. MCC’s values are CLEAR - Collaboration, Learning, Excellence, Accountability and Respect. We recruit staff that will embody and uphold these values.

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).   OGC's mission is to provide full-service legal support for all aspects of MCC's mission.  


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur
  • Travel may be required


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The person selected for this position will be required to resolve complex and difficult international law questions and factual issues in the drafting, interpretation, and application of legislation, regulations, contracts, internal policies, orders, decisions, opinions, or other legal instruments under the general supervision of an assistant general counsel. Works to obtain a balance of conflicting interests by applying a high order of original and creative legal thought. Serves as a "second chair" attorney to help resolve extremely complex and difficult legal problems that substantially broaden or restrict the activities of MCC, which are primarily focused on developing and implementing MCC's grants to selected economically deprived countries.  In certain circumstances, may be required to work with little or no supervision.   Addresses confidential and sensitive international law matters that cut across MCC organizational lines and affect the administration and resources of MCC. Will be required to provide legal counsel to foreign development assistance professionals who have extensive experience working in poor and economically deprived countries.   Provides advice on novel questions and responds to substantive procedural questions concerning the application of international law and other areas of legal expertise. Works with U.S. outside legal counsel and foreign counsel to resolve issues of local law.


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For MCC Pay Band 3a:  Applicants must have had a minimum of four (4) years of international transactional experience as a practicing attorney in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work.  This experience must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).


The ability to speak, read, and write French, especially in a business setting, is not required but highly desirable.

Applicant must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements.  You must show that
the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Please visit OPM's web site at for additional information on this topic.

You must provide evidence of active membership in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name,
state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.


This job is being filled under Schedule A hiring authority 5 CFR 213.3102 and is excepted from the competitive civil service. You will be evaluated and deemed either eligible or ineligible based on the relevance and quality of your experience and education, bar membership, and on the desired qualifications described above.  All eligible applicants will be further evaluated by subject-matter experts.


Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Millennium Challenge Corporation considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring.   Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.




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MCC offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. More information: Other benefits include convenient location to metro, eligibility to join State Department Federal Credit Union, flexible work schedule and free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facility.


Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Trial Period:  You will be required to serve a two-year trial period if you have not previously completed a probationary period in the excepted service.


Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).


Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.


Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.


Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE/ 450).


Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:


1.    Your Resume

2.    A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3.    Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete the cover page using the following Vacancy ID  908098. 


Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status of this position.


If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and 
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and 
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documentations to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

  1. Resume - Relevant work experience must include: Job title, duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.
  2. Applicants MUST provide a copy of their law school transcript(s) or proof of current bar membership with their application package. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.
  3. Responses to Occupational Questionnaire. 
  4. Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046.  This form is available at (Optional).
  5. Veterans' Preference:     If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable).   If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page,


MCC-HR Applications
Phone: (202)772-6810
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
MCC Office of the General Counsel
875 15th St NW
Washington, DC
20005 Fax: (478)757-3144


Upon receipt of the online questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.  If a selection is made, a tentative job offer will be extended, and a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted.  A final job offer for this position is typically made within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.  Once this process is completed, generally within 4—6 weeks, you will receive a notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process. 

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