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    This position is for an Attorney Advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel. The incumbent will provides legal support and counsel on data collection, privacy, intellectual property, federal ethics, fiscal law, grants, and personnel issues. The ideal candidate will have strong writing/editing skills and a background in first responder issues.  This position starts at a salary of $99,172 (GS-13).

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions. 

    In this position, you will serve as an Attorney Advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel and provides advice with respect to legislation controlling the operation of government agencies, including appropriations law principles, the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and Federal administrative law (including the Administrative Procedure Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Federal Advisory Committees Act)

    Typical assignments include the following:

    • Participates in the development of DHS policies, directives, and procedures concerning office matters
    • Coordinating with other attorneys to provide legal advice and ensure products are consistent with the intent of the law and are administratively sound, efficient, and economical in operation.  Such legal advice includes those questions that require interpretation by appropriate legal authority and outlining of the facts and the applicable law
    • Advising on fiscal, technology transfer, environmental, Freedom of Information Act, privacy, ethics, intellectual property and other laws and regulations

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - occasional non-emergency travel required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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