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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts

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Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 13,2018

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Attorney Advisor, AD 00 The candidate will be responsible for: Advising Judicial Branch officials, including Conference Committees, on the development of policy proposals as they relate to potential or actual legislation, and on the status of the legislative process and Congressional perspectives. Writing, reviewing, and managing the production of a variety of written communications, such as legal memoranda, executive correspondence, Congressional testimony, speeches, and reports. Drafting legislation and accompanying documents describing and justifying legislative initiatives or positions on legislative proposals. Organizing, planning and executing meetings of the JCUS Committee on Federal- State Jurisdiction that successfully facilitates the Committee's ability to discuss issues that affect the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and that concern the allocation of jurisdiction between the Federal and state courts, and make sound recommendations to the JCUS. Serving as staff liaison with organizations representing state court entities, such as the Conference of Chief Justices and the National Center for State Courts. Organizing, conducting, attending, and reporting on briefings, meetings and presentations within the Judicial Branch, between the Judicial Branch and Congress, and between the Judicial Branch and the Executive Branch that relate to the legislative priorities of the Judicial Conference. Attending and effectively reporting on Congressional hearings, markups, and briefings, as well as conferences and meetings conducted outside of Congress that bear on legislative issues. Identifying and monitoring legislation through the Federal legislative process as well as analyzing and providing expert advice on inter-branch negotiations on legislation. Responding to inquiries from Congressional staff and explaining the views of the Judicial Conference. Traveling is required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have the following qualifications: Must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Bar Membership: Must currently be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction. Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as J.D. and bar membership information (institution name, state(s) for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will constitute an incomplete application. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Post J.D. Experience: Applicants must also possess at least five years of post J.D. experience.

Specialized Experience: Subsequent to graduation from law school, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience (preferably four or more) which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is demonstrated experience in at least five of the following: Analyzing and presenting legal interpretation of legislation, statutes, regulations, court rules, decisional law and opinions. Preparing a variety of written communications, such as legal memoranda, legislative and explanatory materials, legislative testimony, executive-quality correspondence, speeches, and reports, and tailoring them to the intended audience. Analyzing information and identifying the key issues in order to reach appropriate decisions, and solving problems of substantial impact, sensitivity and complexity. Effectively communicating orally in order to negotiate complex issues. Negotiating policy solutions to complex issues, while maintaining professional working relationships. Staffing a judicial or legislative committee or other experience demonstrating high-level organizational skills and experience working with judges, legislators or executive-level officials.

Writing Sample: Applicants must submit a writing sample of no more than ten pages which demonstrates their ability to analyze and present legal interpretations of legislation, statutes, regulations, decisional law, and opinions. The sample should be an original, self-edited work written solely by the applicant.

Application deadline: 05/10/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number: 18-OLA-10185765. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Administrative Office of the United States Courts
One Columbus Circle, NE
3301 Tamiami Trail E.
Washington, DC 20544
Phone: 202-502-1274