Attorney Advisor (Counselor to the Inspector General)

Front Office
Attorney
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States
1835718-SM
About the Office: 

The Department of Justice is the Nation's Top law enforcement agency and is ranked by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the top places to work in the Federal government! The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal Inspector General offices with a prestigious team of professionals. 

This position is located in the Immediate Office of the Inspector General (IG). The Front Office is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Counselor to the Inspector General on matters of management policy, reviews and edits OIG reports, oversees special projects of a sensitive and high profile nature, serves as a liaison to DOJ and other government officials, and handles other duties as assigned by the IG and Deputy IG.

For more information on the OIG and the Front Office, please visit our website at http://www.justice.gov/oig

This vacancy may be used to make selections for similar or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.

Job Description: 

As the Counselor to the Inspector General, you will be responsible for using a demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with the workings of the Department of Justice to: 

·    Provide legal and policy recommendations based on research, analysis, and the evaluation of the results of OIG reviews and investigations and expert information. 
·    Serve as a senior advisor to the Inspector General on issues that affect the success of the OIG's programs, projects and priorities. 
·    Review and edit OIG reports and correspondence requiring the Inspector General's approval. These materials include OIG audits, inspections, investigations, special reviews, seminannual reports, Congressional reports, and other reports. 
·    Develop strategies that best serve the agency's interest, make independent decisions, and provide instructions and guidance in order to implement OIG strategies. 
·    Serve as a representative of and advocate for the OIG's work, programs, and resoruce needs with appropriate external groups, including Congress, senior DOJ officials, and outside organizations.

Qualifications: 

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.

To meet the qualifications at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to:

Experience analyzing complex legal issues, making statutory interpretations, developing sound and supportable legal and policy recommendations based upon research, analysis and evaluation of the results of reviews, investigations and expert information. Specialized experience is experience both paid and unpaid that has equipped the applicant with the necessary skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

This position requires a J.D. degree from a law school 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

To receive full consideration you MUST provide proof of bar membership. 

Applications submitted without proof of bar membership will not receive consideration.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Salary: 
$128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year
Travel: 
Less than 5%
Application Process: 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. 

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Relocation Expenses: 
Will not be paid.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated November 3, 2016

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

 

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