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Supervisory Trail Attorney (Deputy Assistant General Counsel), GS 15 Duties: The candidate will supervise trial attorneys and senior trial attorneys assigned to either Division of the Office of Litigation in the handling of litigation assigned to either Division of the Office, including lawsuits predominantly involving the Department's assisted housing programs and civil rights, fair housing and discrimination issues, and any other issues not subsumed in the stated categories. Review and make recommendations to the Assistant General Counsel concerning appeals and non-routine settlement proposals in non-Office cases involving insured housing and community development programs issues and, upon request of the Associate General Counsel, in cases involving assisted housing and civil rights issues. Participate in formulating litigation policy, subject to the general direction of the Assistant General Counsel, and provides advice on policy to other HUD attorneys. Prepare performance appraisals, award recommendations, and promotion recommendations, and takes disciplinary actions, as warranted.
Qualification and Experience
Basic Requirements: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
Specialized experience: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Leading teams of attorneys and paralegals in legal work in connection with litigation as exemplified by the preparation of legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, memoranda and correspondence; the performance of legal research projects; the advice given by staff attorneys to clients; and the handling of litigation assignments; Drafting and responding to legal pleadings, motions and discovery in Federal District Court and the Court of Federal Claims; Reviewing proposed legislation, regulations, guidance and policies (internal and external), and preparing comments intended to identify and mitigate potential litigation risks found in the review; Identifying legal and policy deficiencies raised by litigation and proposing solutions to the relevant program officials to mitigate future litigation risks; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with professional peers and management officials and staff, including U.S. Attorneys, private attorneys, and other outside entities.
Should have law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus 5+ years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.
Should have second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.
Announcement number: 18-HUD-183-X. Control number: 492867900. Apply online. No emails.
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