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Job Title:  General Attorney (Trade Regulation)
Agency:  Federal Trade Commission
Job Announcement Number:  BC-AP-2014-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,924.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 to Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Excepted Service - This is a permanent appointment.  
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
All Qualified Candidates
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About the Agency

This position is located in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission.  The Bureau of Competition is one of the major operating components of the Commission, with law enforcement responsibilities for antitrust charges arising under Sections 2, 3, 7, and 8 of the Clayton Act under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  Specifically, the Anticompetitive Practices division investigates anticompetitive practices in industries other than healthcare and pharmaceuticals.


  • No


  • Possess a JD or LL. B degree from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory - US, PR, DC
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • May be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.


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At the highest level the incumbent prepares for trial and litigates or negotiates settlements in restraint of trade matters.  More specifically:

Makes initial determinations as to whether cases should be docketed for investigation; determines legal theories and plans for investigations and carries them out; reviews completed investigational reports for legal sufficiency.

In light of the evidence and the applicable legal precedents, determines whether the case should be closed or whether informal settlement should be attempted through administrative action; negotiates informal administrative settlements as appropriate.

Prepares proposed complaints and other legal documents needed during the various stages of litigation, such as trial briefs, subpoenas, motions, answers, depositions, proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, proposed cease and desist orders, and appeal briefs.

Confers and corresponds with attorneys, businessperson and other members of the public, including applicants, prospective witnesses and other interested parties.

Prepares industry guides and trade regulation rules for Commission approval; participates in guide and rule proceedings.


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Applicants must have attained the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from an accredited law school and be an active member AND in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory.

Candidates should have knowledge in antitrust or consumer protection laws. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work effectively with other people, as well as exercise sound judgment.

At the GS-13 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, you must have 24 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of your legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-12 level.

At the GS-14 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, you must have 42 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of your legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-13 level.

At the GS-15 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, you must have 60 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of your legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-14 level.

Please note that prior experience, legal and non-legal experience, gained before completing law school cannot be used to satisfy the post law school experience requirements.

Optional Documents:
In addition to the required documents, you may submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Writing Sample
This position is in the Excepted Service (Schedule A).
Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application and all supporting documentation through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.

All applications must be received on-line via


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Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  The information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all candidates. That information and your resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to
FT-SEE when you apply online. The submission of anything other than the below online application will result in you not being considered for this job.

If applying online poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us.  Applicants must contact us at 202-326-2021 prior to the closing date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for online submission.  Requests for extensions will not be granted.

There are several parts of the application process that will affect your overall evaluation:
1. Your online resume (See Step 1 below).
2. Your responses to the eligibility questions.
3. Your responses to the vacancy specific self-assessment questions.
4. Submission of supporting documentation (See instructions under the "Required Documentation" section of this posting.

You have until 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1:  To apply, you must first register on USAJOBS at and have at least one resume associated with your account.  Your online resume must be built using the USAJOBS resume builder or you can upload an existing resume from your computer. You must submit a resume to be considered for this position. Once you have completed the registration process, thoroughly review this vacancy announcement and then select the "Apply Online" button and follow the instructions provided.

STEP 2:  After selecting a resume to submit with your application package, you will be taken to FT-SEE to answer questions related to your experience and vacancy specific questions.  The answers to the questions are necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the specific job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided through  USAJOBS and the answers to the
FT-SEE questions will become your application.

STEP 3: Review your resume to make certain that it supports your responses to the questions.  Once you submit your online application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been successfully transmitted.  If you do not receive this confirmation, you have not successfully completed your application.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documentation, as necessary.

NOTE:  Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


To help you ensure your application fully outlines your qualifications and eligibility for this position, please submit the following documentation as appropriate.  Some of the items listed may not apply to you.


__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position

__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)

__ Statement that you are a U.S. citizen

__ Current Federal employees serving on a competitive career or career conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible must submit a copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).

__Copy of DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) (only if claiming veteran's preference)

__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference) plus the support documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference)

__ Paid and non-paid work experience related to the position.  For each period of Work experience include:

___Job title
___Series/grade (if Federal employment)
___Duties and accomplishments
___Employer's name and address
___Supervisor's name and contact information
___Starting and ending dates of employment (month/day/year)
___Number of hours worked per week
___Indicate if we may contact current supervisor/employer

___Other job related information, such as training courses (title & year); skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, etc.)

___Certificates/licenses (current).  

___Honors, awards, and special accomplishments

___A Legible copy of college transcripts (if qualifying all or in part on the basis of Education for this position)

___Support documentation for eligibility for special hiring authorities, such as disability, Peace Corps service, etc.


Keyonna Washington
Phone: 202-326-2853
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Room 723
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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