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The position is in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Office of the Chief Counsel in the Washington, DC office, working as a senior attorney with particular emphasis on electronic payments law, advising the Chief Disbursing Officer, other executives, and staff on a range of complex payment issues of critical importance to Bureau operations and the public.Learn more about this agency
Background: In a typical operating year, Fiscal Service disburses approximately 1.3 billion payments and 96% of these payments are disbursed electronically. Fiscal Service collects approximately 4.2 trillion dollars in public revenue annually and 99% of these transactions are settled electronically.
As an Attorney Advisor, you will, as a senior attorney:
- Provide legal counsel to executives and staff administering major operating programs of the Bureau, with a particular emphasis on electronic payments law, including the Electronic Funds Transfer Act; Regulation E; Automated Clearing House Rules, as adopted by Treasury; prepaid debit cards; Fedwire payments; privacy and data use; and fraud mitigation, including matters requiring the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, court decisions, Departmental precedents, Bureau policies and technical publications.
- Prepare memoranda of fact and law in areas of concern to the office.
- Draft legislation and regulations, and prepare complete reports analyzing amendments in statutory authority impacting the Bureau, including provisions that may impact the electronic disbursement of federal payments and collection of public funds.
- Draft financial agency agreements, memoranda of law, client correspondence, and notes after researching statutory and regulatory authority, and case law.
- Assist congressional committee staff (and others as appropriate) in technical drafting of legislation.
--Assist the Bureau in responding to, and addressing, audit and oversight matters.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required one to five times per year.
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