Job Overview

Summary

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans.  We are seeking a champion for its continual improvement.

The FRTIB is an Independent Federal Agency responsible for administering the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  We help Federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services retire with dignity by providing benefits similar to private sector qualified retirement plans.  The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is widely considered to be one of the best retirement plans in the world and a model for defined contribution plans. 

 Mission - Our Core Purpose

Administer the TSP solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries

Core Values - What We Stand For

Participant-Focused
Integrity
Efficiency

The FRTIB is looking for a highly qualified and motivated individual to provide legal research and prepare written or oral analyses, which contribute to the legal position and support the opinions of the General Counsel of the Agency. These duties involve legal matters that relate to the implementation of the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 that may impact upon the Board's statutory responsibilities to TSP participants and beneficiaries, and that contribute significantly to the quality and integrity of the legal proceedings and programs of the Agency.

Duties

The major duties of the position are:

 

· Performs specialized and complex tasks or assignments involving review and understanding of complex facts, identification of relevant issues, legal research, and interpretation and application of statutes, proposed legislation, rules, and regulations relating to tax law, FERSA, ERISA, and administrative law, or such other legal matters as assigned by the General Counsel or the Deputy General Counsel;

 

· Identifies additional research and facts needed to reach an opinion or to give advice on assigned issues;

 

· Develops and presents sound and well-reasoned written opinions and oral arguments in support of position;

 

· Conducts research of laws, regulations, policies, legal texts, and cases applicable to complex issues concerning investments, taxes, insurance, FERSA, distributions, loans, death benefits and related questions that are without precedent in previous Agency actions;

 

· Reviews policies, procedures, regulations, technical manuals and other agency publications to ensure compliance with legal requirements of applicable statutes and other pertinent legal authority;

 

· Resolves questions regarding the effect of proposed legislation or changes in Agency policies or regulations; develops legal opinions and proposed legislative/regulatory changes to ensure compliance with governing statutes;

 

· Represents the Agency on legal matters, questions, and issues confronting the Agency;

 

· Participates in negotiations and conferences to provide facts and legal advice about Agency programs and existing or proposed legislation affecting Agency operations;

 

· Drafts regulations implementing Agency programs.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Approx 5%

Relocation Authorized

  • No