Law Degree: You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association in possession of a J.D. or LL.B. degree (law degree). (You must provide a transcript to document this).
Bar Membership: You must be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. (You must provide a copy in your application to document this).
You must have at least seven years of legal experience, which may include, for example, the private practice of law, practice in a government legal office, or a judicial clerkship. This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. You must have experience:
-In providing legal advice, guidance, and representation to Federal agencies in areas such as Federal employee relations, (including EEO, MSPB, OWCP, etc.), Federal procurement laws and regulations, criminal, civil or administrative investigations and litigation.
-Experience in providing legal support and advice to others on a range of legal matters involving programs, functions, and activities of an organization.(Your resume must clearly show how you meet this experience requirement. Please make sure that relevant experience is listed first in you resume.)
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
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:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
-Knowledge of laws governing the Access Board, including: the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and sections 508 and 510 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended.
-Knowledge of accessibility guidelines and standards under: The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 and Section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; The Telecommunication Act of 1996; and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended.
-Knowledge of federal legislative and rulemaking processes including applicable Executive Orders and OMB Circulars and guidance related to legislative and regulatory review and clearance, and the development of regulatory impact assessments and cost benefit analyses.
-Knowledge of applicable federal laws and regulations related to, procurement, appropriations, human resources management, equal employment opportunity, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, administrative law, and accessibility law.
-Ability to provide legal and policy advice in complex administrative legal problems (written and argued clearly, succinctly, and persuasively).
-Ability to represent the agency in judicial and administrative proceedings, as well as interagency and executive branch meetings and negotiations.
-Ability to lead other attorneys and staff.
-Ability to manage a varied workload with competing priorities and work requirements.
If you meet the qualifications, you will be rated and ranked under Category Rating procedures . The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best-Qualified; Highly-Qualified; and Qualified. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position as listed above.