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    The USPS OIG is seeking students enrolled in ABA accredited law school to fill our Student Cooperative (PAID) position in the Office of General Counsel located in Arlington, VA. The office seeks two law students, at the 2L or 3L level.

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    The successful candidate will research and otherwise assist attorneys who advise on audits, investigations, ethics, employment, litigation, contracts, federal appropriations, and other matters that arise in the Office of Inspector General. The successful Student Co-op may be eligible for continuous employment throughout the year, while enrolled in school.

    The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.

    This position is being advertised at the Administrative Band level. The base salary range for this position is $21.80/hour. Including locality pay.

    Graduate or Law Student $21.80 per hour including locality pay

    Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on 10/02/2020 will be considered.

    Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the area of assignment. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.

    Co-ops are expected to perform legal research and draft memoranda on diverse legal matters, including: employment, labor, contracting, procurement, federal appropriations, criminal, ethics, public sector civil litigation, audits, and other Inspector General matters.

    • Assist attorneys in developing and reviewing policies and procedures
    • Advise clients (with the supervision of licensed attorneys)
    • Conduct reviews and/or research to support OIG subpoenas, contracts, and employee relations
    • Provide litigation assistance
    • Conduct conflict of interests reviews for outside employment
    • Conduct Giglio Reviews
    • Draft FOIA Appeal decision letters for signature

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578787200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.