ATF is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from acts of terrorism, violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. We partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.
This position serves as a staff attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel (CC), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ). The incumbent is assigned to the Associate Chief Counsel, Management Division and handles ethics, contracts, and fiscal law matters within the division.
The incumbent provides legal advice and recommendations both orally and in writing to Bureau officials on a wide variety of matters affecting the Bureau relating to ethics, fiscal law, and contract law. Specifically, the incumbent reviews federal government financial disclosure forms; provides advice on ATF and federal government ethics standards including delivering mandatory annual ethics training to ATF employees; represents the Office of Chief Counsel at DOJ meetings relating to ethics, contracts law, and fiscal law; and may advise on other issues assigned to the Management Division.
applicants must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
GS-12: all applicants must have one year as a practicing attorney; knowledge of laws relating to ethics, fiscal and appropriations law, and contracts law; and skills in legal writing and oral advocacy.
GS-13: all applicants must have three years as a practicing attorney; extensive understanding and knowledge of laws and regulations relating to ethics, fiscal and appropriations law, and contracts law; and the ability to apply this knowledge to conducting research and advising senior management officials; and superior analytical and writing skills.
GS: 14: In addition to the requirements for the GS-13, applicants must have five years as a practicing attorney; experience as the principal attorney in advising senior management officials in the areas of ethics, fiscal and appropriations law, and contracts law. Experience working ethics issues with a high degree of difficulty and importance, including independently exercising responsibility for the provision of ethics, fiscal and appropriations law, and contracts law advice.
Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is:
1. Knowledge of government ethics to include financial conflicts of interest and impartiality; gifts and payments; outside employment and activities; post-government employment; and use of government positions and resources. Knowledge of fiscal and appropriations law, and contracts law.
2. Experience serving as a legal advisor on a wide variety of matters related to ethics; federal fiscal and appropriations law; and contracts law.
3. Superior analytical and writing skills.