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General Attorney Advisor-Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Apply Now..

Posted on: 11 Feb 2020 155 views
: General Attorney Advisor
: Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Seattle, WA, USA
: https://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/secretary/index.html
: JD
: $64,660

 

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.
Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services in multiple locations through this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

The Attorney Advisor duties may include:

  • Examine and prepare appropriate response to complaints and hearing requests;
  • Prepares the answers, motions, affidavits, briefs, or other pleadings appropriate to the defense of the cases for filing in the courts or administrative tribunals in conformity with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Conducts depositions and all other discovery of adverse witnesses and performs cross examination during formal proceedings;
  • Attends pretrial and pre-hearing conferences and presents all required motions, statements, summaries, and witness lists;
  • Negotiates directly with opposing counsel regarding offers of settlements;
  • Prepares in writing and orally presents legal and factual arguments and required motions.

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service - http://www.sss.gov
  • Suitable for federal employment
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
  • Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required.
  • Two year trial period may be required.

Qualifications

At the GS-11: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school and possess active bar status in good standing.

At the GS-12: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and one year of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-11 level..

At the GS-13: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and two years of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-12 level.

At the GS-14: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and three years of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-13 level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through national Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

Education

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov.

Required Documents

Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Cover Letter including a statement of interest
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone number(s). You may add a notation asking to be notified prior to OGC contacting the listed supervisor.
  • One legal writing sample (no more than 10 pages).
  • Law school transcripts, if graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • Statement of interest addressing experience in providing legal advice on human services-related matters. If applicant possesses immigration-related experience in such field.
  • Proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in state, U.S territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (not required if applying as a Law Clerk).
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.
  • Veteran's Preference - If you are claiming veteran's preference you must submit a copy of your DD 214

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