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Job Title:Assistant General Counsel (International), MC-905-2d

Agency:Millennium Challenge Corporation

Job Announcement Number:MCC-914210-13-050-OGC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$125,000.00 to $165,000.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Monday, July 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

MC-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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

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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Background Investigation or Security Clearance
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • International travel may be required

DUTIES:

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The Assistant General Counsel – International will be responsible for working as part of one or more transaction teams, to provide legal support for the development, negotiation, implementation, and monitoring of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) foreign development assistance programs with countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other regions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For MCC Pay Band 2d: Applicants must have seven years of post J.D./L.L.B. experience, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include providing advice on international corporate transactions, similar project finance experience, or negotiating and implementing international agreements. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application).

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in a foreign language, especially in Spanish, French or Portuguese.
  • Experience with U.S. foreign development assistance or other overseas development assistance.
  • Experience living and/or working overseas.


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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF 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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.


BENEFITS:

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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: http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/benefits.asp#icc. 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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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 trial period in the excepted service.
  • 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 Public Financial Disclosure Form (OGE/ 278).
  • Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Candidates who do not submit complete a complete application as indicated below will not be considered. To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

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

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, July 08, 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. 
 
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 for this position.
 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID  914210.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  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. 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, http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/.
  5. Form – Demographic Information on Applicants, OMB No. 3046-0046. This form is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/upload/OMB-3046-0046.pdf (Optional).

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

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

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

MCC-914210-13-050-OGC

Control Number:

346208500