Deadline: March 23, 2018

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202-395-1088

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General Description 

The general counsel's office is small, consisting of approximately 15 attorneys, who regularly meet with and advise policy officials in the White House, OMB itself, and other agencies outside the Executive Office of the President. The OMB General Counsel's office provides legal advice and assistance relating to the full range of government-wide and agency-specific matters that OMB handles, including regulatory actions, legislative proposals, budget and appropriations issues, procurement policy, grants policy, and financial management policy. The office also works on in-house legal matters, including personnel, ethics, litigation, and the Freedom of Information Act.

It is envisioned that the attorney would spend the majority of his or her time handling legal issues concerning health and administrative law; working with staff and officials at OMB, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies. In addition, because of the small size of the Counsel's office and the breadth of OMB's activities, the attorney would be expected to handle projects and tasks in other areas of law covered by the office, particularly litigation and fiscal law.

Responsibilities

The Assistant General Counsel in this position provides legal advice and assistance to the General Counsel and to other officials in OMB, the White House, and other government agencies. It is envisioned that the attorney in this position would spend the majority of his or her time handling legal and policy issues concerning health and administrative law, such as handling review and implementation of regulations, legislation, budget proposals, and Executive Branch policies; and working with staff and other officials at OMB, including the Health Division, the White House, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies. In addition, because of the small size of the Counsel's office and the breadth of OMB's activities, the attorney would be expected to handle projects and tasks in other areas of law covered by the office, particularly litigation and fiscal law.

As a GENERAL ATTORNEY at the GS- 0905-12/13/14/15, you will perform the following:

  1. Examines legal documents, contracts, agreements and related instruments for propriety, legality, completeness and intent of purpose, and where found insufficient, prepares or recommends modifications and additions to protect the interests of the Government and/or to express the intent of all parties.

  2. Conducts legal research, determines what facts or legal issues are relevant, and determines, in conjunction with other legal counsel, the legal conclusion based upon the facts and the relevant legal authorities. In adversarial proceedings, the incumbent may present portions of the agency's position but would be working under the guidance of a supervisor or higher graded attorney.

  3. Furnishes legal advice to OMB and White House staff concerning laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  4. Responds to inquiries and prepares in final form and for signature of proper official, replies to inquiries and correspondence.

  5. Presents legal conclusions to organizational officials, outside counsel, and other interested groups.

 Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen or National

  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959

  • At least 18 years old

  • Be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret security clearance

  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug test

  • Direct Deposit is required

  • Relocation expenses will not be paid

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

 Qualifications

All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY 03/23/2018, the closing date OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Applicants must be a graduate from a full course study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Education

Applicant must possess a J.D. Degree and be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov

OR

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

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