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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Attorney-Adviser

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:DOE-GC-14-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 01, 2013 to Friday, November 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-11/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the U.S. through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental clean up of the national nuclear weapons complex. With DOE you'll have the flexibility and freedom to explore a world of possibilities through a wealth of exciting and challenging career opportunities. By joining DOE, you can hone your career skills while helping to secure the U.S. future and make a real difference in the lives of Americans and people around the world. To learn more about the DOE, please visit our website at the following link DOE

The Office of the General Counsel in the Department of Energy is looking for an attorney to provide legal support, advice, and counsel on matters concerning DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and activities, including proposed and final rulemakings and other regulatory oversight issues.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation expenses will not be provided.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service Requirements.

DUTIES:

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Provide legal support, advice and counsel to the Principal Offices and Assistant Secretaries of the Department on matters concerning DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and activities.  Support is provided concerning OMB review of energy efficiency and renewable energy proposed and final rulemakings and other regulatory oversight issues.  The attorney will have responsibility for providing legal support to, among others, the Department's vehicle efficiency, Federal energy management, weatherization and intergovernmental assistance and appliance and building standards programs.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Resumes of qualified candidates must describe the experience necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Such experience would be demonstrated by an attorney who was engaged in the general practice of law; or experience which afforded the candidate knowledge of legal theories, principles, methodologies, and practices or the application of legal skills in a field closely related to the position to be filled.

Specific experience is defined as professional legal experience, which enabled the candidate to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work relevant to a specific legal component.
 
GS-11:  Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar association and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform legal work.  The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.  

GS-12: Have a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar association and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work. The educational background should include course work beyond the first professional degree in a field directly related to the work for which he/she is being considered.

GS-13: Have a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar association and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work and one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled
 
GS-14: Have a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar association and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.
 
GS-15 have a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar association and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower grade level of the work described in the vacancy announcement.
 


BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  All candidates must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LLB or JD) and be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: A preliminary background investigation must be completed before a new employee can begin work. Current Federal employees or other individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background investigation. If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Confidential Financial Disclosure Statement).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.



  1. Preparation of legal memoranda, opinions, and other legal documents, and prepare or approve rulemaking notices, orders, directives and delegations.  Provision of legal advice on the legal form and effect of regulations, rules, orders, briefs, and other legal documents, and participation in the final preparation of such documents. 

  2. Provision of interpretations outlining the facts and applicable law on the legal aspects of reports to the Administration and Congress on energy conservation and renewable energy issues.  Preparation and review of correspondence, comments, policy statements, speeches, and Congressional testimony of agency officials. 

  3. Agency representation in connection with public rulemaking hearings and other proceedings.

  4. Assistance and support in connection with litigation including, but not limited to, review of the record, review of and comment on draft briefs, participation in preparatory sessions for oral argument, and representation as program attorney oral argument.

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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.


HOW TO APPLY:

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Please submit a narrative response to each knowledge, skill or ability listed.  Your response should describe what you did, how often you performed this activity, the guidelines available, the complexity of the assignment, and who you performed the activity for or with.
Submit a narrative statement responding to the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) identified in the announcement.  This information will be used to determine your eligibility and/or rating and is required.
ATTENTION
YOU MUST APPLY VIA E-MAIL - DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY NOW BUTTON!
Please submit all inquiries and your application by email to GC-14-0001@hq.doe.gov

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must have a bar membership and professional law degree. You do not need to provide official documentation at the time of application; official proof of bar membership and law degree will be requested if selected.
 
  • 1. SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WHICH INCLUDES YOUR RESUME and all required supplemental documents in order to be considered.
  • 2. Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Energy considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their online application. If applicant is eligible to claim a 10-point preference, the applicant must also submit an SF-15 and any other proof that the applicant is eligible for a 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. You can find additional information on veteran's preference at VET GUIDE

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

See "How to Apply"
Phone: 000-000-0000
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: GC-14-0001@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC
20585
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once completed applications are received an evaluation will be performed and the most qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview.  A selection is expected to be made within 60 days.  Notification to non-selected candidates is optional, but not expected.


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Job Announcement Number:

DOE-GC-14-0001

Control Number:

354585800