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    The position serves as an attorney in the Division of Business and Administrative Law (DBAL) in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). DBAL provides legal advice in various program areas or activities, such the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), budget, contracts, Federal surplus property, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), torts, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), labor relations, personnel, procurement, appropriations, the Privacy Act and Federal advisory committees.

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    APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 200 applications received and will close at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 200th application, or at 11:59PM Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.  

    We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

    As a General Attorney, GS-0905-13/14, you will be responsible for:

    • Assisting the U.S. Department of Justice in the representation of the Department in FOIA litigation, including drafting pleadings, briefs, and document production.
    • Providing advice, training and support on the Department's obligations under FOIA when responding to requests for records from the public.
    • Reviewing FOIA appeal determination letters, draft policies and procedures for legal sufficiency. 

    In addition, the attorney may be assigned work in other areas within the purview of the division, such as contracts, Federal surplus property, FERPA, torts, EEO, labor relations, personnel, appropriations, Privacy Act and Federal advisory committees.

    The duties described above reflect the duties at the GS-14 level. If selected at the GS 13 level, selectee will perform similar duties with varying levels of complexity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 10% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518579900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.