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Environmental and Land Use Attorney in Seattle, WA

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Company name

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Environmental and Land Use

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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General Attorney, GS 14 Duties : Serve as Seattle Principal Assistant District Counsel for Environmental and Regulatory Law, a senior attorney for the Seattle District in direct support of the District Counsel, furnishing expert legal advice, assistance, and services to the District Commander, head of a major operating program of the Corps of Engineers, and who holds unusual delegated authority or responsibility commonly afforded a higher echelon when compared to other DoD and Federal civilian agencies. Provides legal support to senior Seattle District management officials in the execution of all mission areas. Serves as legal practice group leader/subject matter expert in application of environmental laws and USACE Regulatory Program, analyzing facts, determining questions of law, and preparing decisions for consideration/adoption. Provides legal advice regarding the Corps of Engineers Civil Works program and its authorities, as well as contract formation and administration, including claims and appeals. Serves as ethics advisor and labor counselor. The nature of legal work required to perform these duties involves very complex issues, necessitating extensive research and analysis.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : Must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or JD). Only a law degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the American Bar Association is acceptable to meet positive education requirements. (Transcripts must be uploaded)

In addition to meeting the education basic requirement above, to qualify for this position must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: A. Must have 3+ years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the Bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Examples of this experience include: 1. analyze facts, ascertain law and give opinions, stating facts and legal issues; 2. explain legal principles and identify alternative courses of action; 3. advise Program or Project Manager, Contracting Officer, or other manager or supervisor (a) on all aspects of procurement process to include drafting special agreements or unusual contracting clauses; (b) on NEPA, ESA, CZMA or other aspects of environmental law; (c) on the civilian personnel system and all aspects of handling issues of conduct, performance, and EEO, or labor unions in the federal sector; and (d) on regulation under the Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Act; and 4. prepare litigation reports and draft pleadings and other legal documents required by the Department of Army and Department of Justice in various federal courts or administrative forums.
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B. In addition to the first law degree (LLB or JD), have a second professional law degree, such as an LLM, which may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience, and have two (2) years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the Bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Examples of this experience include: 1. analyze facts, ascertain law and give opinions, stating facts and legal issues; 2. explain legal principles and identify alternative courses of action; 3. advise Program or Project Manager, Contracting Officer, or other manager or supervisor (a) on all aspects of procurement process to include drafting special agreements or unusual contracting clauses; (b) on NEPA, ESA, CZMA or other aspects of environmental law; (c) on the civilian personnel system and all aspects of handling issues of conduct, performance, and EEO, or labor unions in the federal sector; and (d) on regulation under the Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Act; and 4. prepare litigation reports and draft pleadings and other legal documents required by the Department of Army and Department of Justice in various federal courts or administrative forums.

Must currently be an active member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Time in Grade Restriction: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks MUST have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).

Deadline : 04/16/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number WTHF186976085773D. Apply online. No email.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
4735 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98134-2385
Fax: 206-764-6544