To qualify for this position, you must possess all of the following requirements listed below:
An LL.B. or J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. You must include copies of your LLB or JD transcripts along with your application.
Be an active member in good standing in a State Bar in the United States, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.
At least 5 years of professional legal experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower pay band or grade level in the Federal service, including activities such as: providing professional legal principles, practices, legal research, interpretation, litigation, and authoritative advisory services; composing authoritative legal opinions regarding complex and novel questions of law; interpreting and defining statutes of law along with providing supervision/leadership to an organization; and performing law in three or more of the following categories: real estate and property law, federal and employment law, international public law, environmental law, federal contract law, and water rights.
QUALITY RANKING FACTOR:
Knowledge of conversational Spanish is highly desirable for this position and applicants who possess this quality will be rated higher during the scoring process.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
1. As a condition of employment, the incumbent must have graduated with a J.D or LL.B from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and continually be an active member in good standing of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
2. In accordance with 5CFR731.106 (A) and USIBWC personnel security and suitability policy, the agency has assigned a High Risk designation to this position based on its potential impact to the efficiency and integrity of the service. The designation hereby subjects the incumbent to an enhanced background investigation.
3. Supervisory Probationary period required, if not already served.
4. Completion of Confidential statement of employment/ financial interests is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Competencies:
· Knowledge of Environmental law, Real Estate law and International Treaty law
· Knowledge of Federal Contract Law
· Knowledge of Federal employment law and Labor relations law
· Knowledge of Water Law
· Knowledge of Tort Law
· Oral Communication
· Written Communication
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.