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General Attorney, GS 11 - 14 Duties: Will become a key member of the legal team for The Office of The Chief Counsel. Candidate will perform duties in various subject areas within the Trade & Finance section's portfolio, to include: Providing advice to organizationâ€™s personnel on customs and trade laws, policy, and programs, including broker licensing and surety issues, customs duties and collection matters; advising the agency client on matters arising under fiscal and appropriation laws, such as the permissible use of appropriated funds and the preparation of organization's annual budget request; Providing procurement law support and advice to organization, including acquisition planning, contract formation, and contract administration under the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and representing organizationâ€™s in contract appeals/bid protests before adjudicative bodies such as the Board of Contract Appeals, Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims; Providing legal advice on real property and environmental issues, consulting on land acquisition matters, and supporting the Department of Justice in civil actions involving organizationâ€™s (to include the preparation of litigation reports, pleadings, and discovery), such as cases involving customs/trade matters, federal condemnation proceedings, patent and other intellectual property disputes, FOIA, and tort claims; and aiding in the disposition of other miscellaneous issues, such as reviewing and drafting legislation affecting organization's interests, assisting with the negotiation and interpretation of international agreements, advising on agency and third party intellectual property rights, and issuing advice on the application of FOIA and the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Specialized Education: Recent law school graduates may be appointed to attorney positions at the GS-11 level with the following additional qualifications: rank in the top 1/3 of graduating class; participation on the school's official Law Review; membership in the Order of the Coif; or winning of a moot court competition. An interim appointment of 14 months may be made pending the selectee's admission to the bar. Selectee will be required to provide admittance and standing to the Bar and possibly a copy of their official law school transcript.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
Announcement number: OCC-18/34-DE-10280418-KTM. Control number: 507429200.
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