Attorney-Advisor (General) GS-11/12/13
Apply online through 4/6/2023 at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713959800
This job is open to US Citizens and Nationals.
This is NOT a remote work opportunity. The position is located in Indianapolis, IN. Telework in the local commuting area may be authorized under agency policy and supervisory determination.
Accounting and Commercial Law Attorneys perform research and render opinions on legal problems involving complex and difficult questions and factual situations.
Interpret and apply statutes, proposed legislation, regulations, decisions, and opinions affecting DFAS including issues related to federal procurement, inter-agency agreements, and fiscal law.
Independently studies and resolves legal issues that may involve settlement of questions of statutory interpretation, or interpretation of regulations having the force and effect of law, for which no precedent, court or agency decisions exist.
Conducts research and renders preliminary opinions where little or no legal precedent exists, in the development and formation of DFAS policy necessitated by the passage of new legislation, or unique situations arising from unforeseen circumstances.
Opinions rendered, after confirmation by senior attorneys, are authoritative for operating elements, the DFAS Director, and the accounting and finance network.
Drafts proposed legislation or receives suggestions for proposed legislation from operating directorates and field elements of DFAS. Conducts research on the effects of proposed legislation or proposed changes on DFAS policies or regulations.
For vacancies filled at less than the full performance level of the position, duties will be developmental in nature.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S Citizen or National.
- This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
- Registered for Selective Service (males born after 12-31-1959).
- Suitable for Federal employment.
This announcement will be used to fill positions with an entry grade of GS-11, GS-12, or GS-13 with a target grade of GS-13.
The minimum salary for grade GS-11 is $69,741, the maximum salary is $90,661. The minimum salary for grade GS-12 is $83,591, the maximum salary is $108,669. The minimum salary for grade GS-13 is $99,401, the maximum salary is $129,219.
GS-11 Qualifications: Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
1. One year of professional legal experience.
2. The second professional law degree (Master of Laws (LL.M.)) provided it required 1 full academic year of graduate study.
3. Superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following:
a. Academic standing in the upper third of the attorney's law school graduating class.
b. Work or achievement of significance on one of the attorney's law school's official law reviews or journals.
c. Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school (e.g., membership in the Order of the Coif, winning of a moot court competition, or membership on the moot court team that represents the attorney's law school in competition with other law schools).
d. Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation.
e. Significant summer law office clerk experience.
f. Other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement.
GS-12 Qualifications: Assignments involve extremely complex and difficult legal questions requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation of information in controversial scientific, financial, corporate, and medical engineering areas, or in other highly technical areas. Cases have an important impact on major private or public interests. Attorneys at this level are entrusted with the initial preparation of proposed solutions to projects. To this end they conduct investigations to obtain facts, study legal precedents, make recommendations, and prepare necessary documents. They receive preliminary instructions, their commitment authority is limited, and their completed written work is carefully reviewed. Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
1. Two years of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level.
2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus 1 year of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level.
a. An attorney without experience may, in unusual cases, be employed at the GS-12 or equivalent level provided the individual has advanced educational attainments substantially beyond those required for work at the GS-11 or equivalent level, and his or her education clearly indicates ability to perform work of the type to be assigned; for example, education that included courses directly pertinent to the work of the agency. The essential point in such cases is to ensure that the individual's education has enabled him or her to step into complex legal work characteristic of the GS-12 or equivalent level, and to operate with the degree of independence and responsibility typical of that level.
GS-13 Qualifications: Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, the attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of 2 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
For additional information or to apply visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/713959800