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    In this position, you will serve as an attorney advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel. This position starts at a salary of $99,172 (GS-13) with promotion potential to the $117,191 (GS-14).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Counsel team within FEMA.

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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 will be responsible for analyzing the legal issues in question, the development of a strategy to deal with the legal issues, and the content and means of delivery of the completed analyses of the legal issue.

    Typical assignments include the following: 

    • Providing legal advice and participating in the development of OHS policies, directives, and procedures concerning office matters.
    • Proposing reform of existing law and Federal regulations, as needed, to meet the office requirements.
    • Drafting and/or reviewing proposed legal documents.
    • Assisting in the negotiation of acquisition and non-acquisition contractual instruments, preparing required documentation to respond to protests or litigation, and assists with settling claims and disputes.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

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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/547537700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.