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Job Title:Supervisory Attorney Advisor (General)

Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Office of General Counsel

Job Announcement Number:14-HUD-074X

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$135,993.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time Excepted Service - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - San Francisco, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

Our mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. For more information about HUD's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasion travel may be required.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Relocation expenses may be paid.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Office of General Counsel.
As a Supervisory Attorney Advisor General, you will:  

- Be responsible for providing legal counsel, review, assistance and recommendations to the Regional Director, Field Office Directors, Regional Counsel, OGC attorney and staff, program managers and directors and heads of various Centers operating within his or her jurisdiction on a variety of complex issues raised by top management and program staff with respect to all programs within the jurisdiction.

- Actively participate in setting policy in all matters affecting HUD programs and administration in the Regional and field office jurisdiction and exercises independent judgment and discretion in formulating responses to legal issues. Render advice and recommendations at all levels of the organization, from the General Counsel and Assistant Secretaries to field managers and directors.

- Embrace any legal issue pertaining to the administration of HUD programs and operations including, among others, issues related to housing and community development, contracts, real property, constitutional law, corporations, associations, partnerships, agency, foreclosures, torts, employee and labor relations, taxation, negotiable instruments, municipal corporations, municipal and private financing, environmental law, creditors rights, bankruptcy, civil procedure, fair housing, equal employment opportunity, ethics and administrative law.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Basic Requirements:
Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


Minimum Qualification Requirement:
Specialized Experience:
For the GS-15 level:
Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus five (5) years of specialized experience, at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Legal experience handling fair housing law, employment law and/or labor law; OR procurement law and/or real estate law experience; OR Federal agency litigation experience and/or administrative law experience;  AND experience in managing or supervising attorneys; AND experience in providng legal skills' training to other lawyers.
OR 
Have a professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of specialized experience, at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service.  Specialized experience is defined as:Legal experience handling fair housing law, employment law and/or labor law; OR procurement law and/or real estate law experience; OR Federal agency litigation experience and/or administrative law experience;  AND experience in managing or supervising attorneys; AND experience in providng legal skills' training to other lawyers.
OR
Have law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of specialized experience, at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: Legal experience handling fair housing law, employment law and/or labor law; OR procurement law and/or real estate law experience; OR Federal agency litigation experience and/or administrative law experience;  AND experience in managing or supervising attorneys; AND experience in providng legal skills' training to other lawyers.


Notes: The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be evaluated by a credentialing agency.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application includes your:
   1.  Resume,
   2.  Responses to the online questions, and
   3.  Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
2. ReferralSince this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Although competitive examining rules for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply, veteran's preference will be considered as a positive factor. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
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BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining designated position.
- This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- If you are retired from the Federal Government and are selected for this vacancy, your retirement annuity may be offset from your pay.
- Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) performs certain Human Resources services for HUD's Office of Housing.  BPD's responsibilities include advertising HUD vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: 

- Complete a two-year trial period (unless already completed).
- Complete a one-year supervisory or managerial trial period (unless already completed).
- Drug testing is not required. 
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Successfully complete a background investigation. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

HUD employees are prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulations from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving:
- Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;
- Financial interest in a project, including any single family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;
- Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse, or a dependent child owns.

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS
We suggest previewing the online questions that you will answer. (Preview is available in the Qualifications and Evaluation section of announcement). You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.  See Resume Tips.
Step 2 - Apply Online
Click "Apply Online." You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well. After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 3 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS, 2) upload from your computer, or 3) fax. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
 

Veterans' Preference Documentation
If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference visit FedsHireVets.

Evidence of active bar membership as described in the Qualifications Section of this announcement.

Education Documentation 
Submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.  To be used in meeting qualifications requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please visit The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.  An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found by reviewing the Higher Education Minimum Qualification Requirements.


RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTS:
In addition, we recommend that you submit the following: 

- A legal writing sample of between 5 – 10 pages containing legal analysis.

- A performance appraisal dated within the last 12 months.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Applicant Call Center
Phone: 304-480-7300
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: hudinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
Agency Information:
Office of General Counsel
See "How to Apply Section"
Washington, DC
20410
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the job announcement has closed, Human Resources will assess your experience and training, identifying the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and/or interview.  You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

14-HUD-074X

Control Number:

362645100