This position is located in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Management Division, Washington, DC, within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Serves as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Management)and functions as an expert legal advisor assigned to Office of the Associate Chief Counsel for Management and handles the most complex legal work within that division.
Serves as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (Management) and reports to the Associate Chief Counsel (Management). Is the principal assistant and senior expert legal advisor and is involved in the most difficult and complex legal issues relating to employment law, employee relations, acquisitions and contract law, appropriations law, and ethics and conflicts of interest laws. Provides legal advice to supervisors, managers and executives throughout the agency in all of these areas. Assist the Associate Chief Counsel in the administration of the Division, including monitoring case assignments and reviewing the work of other attorneys in the Division. In the absence of the Associate Chief Counsel, the incumbent may act as the Acting Associate Chief Counsel.
Applicants must have at least six years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney (equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service for which the candidates is applying).
Specialized Experience is defined as experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
1. Extensive knowledge of employment law and employee relations, including experience providing expert counseling to federal agency supervisors in managing performance, developing proposed disciplinary and adverse actions, and complying with equal\employment opportunity laws.
2. Extensive knowledge relating to acquisitions, procurement and contract law, and appropriations and fiscal law, including expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and experience providing authoritative legal and technical advice to contracting officers and other agency officials during all stages of the contracting process, and experience representing federal agencies before administrative bodies in contract disputes.
3. Knowledge and experience providing legal advice relating to ethics laws, federal conflict of interest laws, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch and supplemental agency standards, the Hatch Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Whistle blower Protection Act and the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act.
4. The ability to analyze, interpret, and apply laws, regulations, contracts, agency orders, court decisions, agency and office opinions and other legal documents.
5. Superior research, analytical, writing, and oral communication skills.
6. The capacity to function with substantial independence, to act as a team leader on projects requiring more than one attorney, and to review, edit and provide constructive feedback on the work of staff attorney.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.
Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing (any state or territory, or the District of Columbia).
All applicants must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.
The how to apply instructions can be found in VA #15-EXC-280-EMH on USAJOBS.OPM.GOV.
All applications and resume must be submitted on-line through USAJOBS under vacancy announcement number 15-EXC-280-EMH.
All application must be received by June 23, 2015 midnight on the closing date of this announcement.
If you have questions or are unable to submit your application through USAJOBS, please contact Ella Hathaway, Human Resources Specialist, at (202) 648-8835.
Internet sites: http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF (use this internet site to access the on-line application in USAJOBS). This and other attorney vacancy announcements with the Department of Justice can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.