Job Overview


The National Endowment for the Arts, an independent Federal agency and the official arts organization for the United States government, supports the advancement of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. We are motivated by the vision of a Nation in which the arts enrich the lives of all Americans and enhance the livability of communities. If you share our vision, please consider joining us.

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Office of Senior Deputy Chairman,  National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. 

Applications will be accepted from All Qualified U.S. Citizens.

This is a position in the Excepted Service under the authority of 5 CFR, section 213.3102(d), Schedule A.

Competitive Civil Service status is not acquired under this appointment.

This position is full-time (40 hours per week).

You must submit proof of your Bar membership and education in order to receive consideration.

You may be asked to provide a writing sample.

This is a great opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a generous benefits package; paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, health and life insurance, and excellent retirement package.

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Salary Information:  GS-14: $105, 211- $136,771 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government salaries are normally set at the beginning of the salary range listed.

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As the Attorney Advisor you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Renders legal advice on a variety of complex and legal policy questions including but not limited to ethics and conflicts of interest, grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, intellectual property and social media, appropriations laws, including acceptance and use of donated funds, environmental and historic preservation.
  • Monitors, researches, and interprets legislation, regulations, court decisions and other official documents and actions impacting the policies and activities of the Arts Endowment.
  • Serves as the Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official (ADAEO) and carries out a broad range of related responsibilities.
  • Confers with agency staff, as directed by General Counsel, on legal matters concerning agency policies, practices and procedures.
  • Reviews and dreafts administrative directives and/or regulations, as assigned.