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    This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC., in the Office of the General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel  for Ethics and Administration (GC/EA) at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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    The Office of the General Counsel (GC) provides legal advice, counsel, and services to the Agency and its officials and ensures that USAID programs are administered in accordance with legislative authorities. GC serves as the Agency's chief legal officer and is the principal advisor to the administrator on Agency-wide policy matters. GC also advises on legal matters concerning the operation and administration of USAID programs, and on matters relating to legislation or proposed legislation affecting USAID.

    As an Attorney Advisor, your duties may include:

    • Providing legal advice, guidance, and opinions to the Chief Human Capital Officer and subordinate staff within the Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM) on a day-to-day basis regarding all phases of personnel operations;
    • Providing legal advice and guidance on the administration and implementation of the Civil Service Reform Act;
    • Representing the Office of the General Counsel in discussions or correspondence with personnel or their attorneys on legal problems regarding their employment with USAID, such as terminations for cause, disciplinary actions, personnel performance deficiencies domestically or overseas, and legal interpretation of applicable statutes;
    • Representing the Agency in all administrative hearings before the Foreign Service Grievance Board, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other administrative fora;
    • Representing the Agency with the Department of Justice (DoJ) on personnel matters which involve USAID or in which USAID is a party to a suit;
    • Counseling employees and providing legal opinions on employee conduct, responsibilities, ethics, and conflict of interest; reviewing Confidential Statements of Financial Interest and Executive Financial Disclosure Reports; and
    • Providing training on ethics and personnel law issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Amount of travel will vary depending on the needs of the Office, but will not exceed 25% of the incumbent's time. Travel includes domestic and international locations.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - The full performance level of this position is the GS-15 grade level.

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567314300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.