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U.S. International Trade Commission Attorney Advisor (Administrative Law) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

The U.S. International Trade Commission is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated #1 in the 2019 Partnership for Public Service's Best Places to Work Index for small agencies and received the highest employee satisfaction score across the Federal Government. Our Office of Operations was ranked the #3 Best Place to Work among 420 agency subcomponents of any size.

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In addition to the specialized experience and educational requirements above, applicants must currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. You will be required to submit proof of your Bar membership as part of your application package to show that you meet this requirement. Any offer is contingent on receipt of a letter or certificate of good standing for each bar of which the applicant is an active member dated within 30 days of any offer. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below that provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have at least three years of experience that have provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. This experience must consist of the following: one year of general experience, which is defined as professional legal experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law AND two years of specialized experience which is defined as professional legal experience in areas such as: federal procurement/government contracts; federal appropriations law; the federal-agency budget-formulation process and procedures; fiscal law; federal information law (including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Paperwork Reduction Act); rulemaking; external reporting requirements; federal civilian personnel law (e.g., Office of Personnel Management regulations, employment law, federal-sector labor relations); and Federal administrative litigation. To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least four years of experience that have provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. This experience must consist of the following: one year of general experience, which is defined as professional legal experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law AND three years of specialized experience which is defined as professional legal experience in areas such as: federal procurement/government contracts; federal appropriations law; the federal-agency budget-formulation process and procedures; fiscal law; federal information law (including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Paperwork Reduction Act); rulemaking; external reporting requirements; federal civilian personnel law (e.g., Office of Personnel Management regulations, employment law, federal-sector labor relations); and Federal administrative litigation. To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least five years of experience that have provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. This experience must consist of the following: one year of general experience, which is defined as professional legal experience of a broad, general nature, not requiring specialization or expertise in a specific area or type of law AND four years of specialized experience which is defined as professional legal experience in areas such as: federal procurement/government contracts; federal appropriations law; the federal-agency budget-formulation process and procedures; fiscal law; federal information law (including the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and the Paperwork Reduction Act); rulemaking; external reporting requirements; federal civilian personnel law (e.g., Office of Personnel Management regulations, employment law, federal-sector labor relations); and Federal administrative litigation. Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing legal advice to Executive Branch officials on a variety of legal matters of general applicability to agencies. Expertise in all aspects of procurement and government contracting, to include experience drafting briefs in a federal-contract bid protests and engaging in all other aspects of a bid protest. Experience providing advice to other attorneys. Experience conducting legal-sufficiency reviews and risk-assessments of proposed agency actions. Demonstrated understanding of and adherence to plain-language principles in written communications.

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