U.S. Coast Guard Attorney Advisor, GS-0905-13/14 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats. This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Judge Advocate General (CG-094), Office of General Law in Washington, DC. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Duties

This position is located in the Office of General Law within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, United Coast Guard. The incumbent serve as legal advisor in the areas of fiscal law, ethics, and general administrative law. Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

  • Providing advice as to the propriety, legality, desirability, and feasibility of proposed actions related to the obligation and expenditure of appropriated and non-appropriated funds, accounting, programming and budgeting, management, engineering, international monetary transactions, program review and analysis, and other financial activities.

  • Opines on issues involving the expenditure of very large sums of money. The interest and impact of these issues is generally nationwide across the entire Coast Guard and often across other operating entities within the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Determining and analyzing the facts of proposed actions involving conflicts of interest and gift acceptance.

  • Reviewing the relationship of the facts to applicable statutes; to decisions of courts and the Office of Government Ethics; to directives and regulations; and to prescribed Department of Homeland Security Directives and Coast Guard policy.

  • Conducting continuing liaison with the Department of Homeland Security, Headquarters’ staff members, attorneys within the Office of the Judge Advocate General, and field legal offices to ensure uniformity of interpretations, sharing of information, exchange of viewpoints, and effective use of mutual precedents, facilities and personnel.

  • Conducting training in the areas of information fiscal law and ethics.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

14

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be authorized.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens. Position is in the Excepted Service.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • If selected, must to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • This position requires a Background Investigation(BI).
Qualifications

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

AND

Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

AND

To qualify for the GS-13 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service as reflected in the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

To qualify for the GS-14 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service as reflected in the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered. Also MUST have the ability to travel throughout the country, often on short notice, for training, case preparation, or other necessary engagement.

This position has a positive education requirement.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

For information regarding the receipt of your application, you may call Donald Pedersen at 202-372-3818.

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BENEFITS

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Other Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment. All selectees are subject to an appropriate investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Certain investigation levels may automatically require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been met. For those positions that do not automatically require a credit check, it may later be required if the initial investigation surfaces a potential issue. Visit: OPM Mythbuster

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Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

If OPM has authorized an exception request for the timing of suitability inquiries for the position, use this statement): “Pursuant to an exception granted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), your application must contain a completed Optional Form 306, Declaration of federal Employment.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to update your OF-306, and to again sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6328. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474570800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-17 to 2017-08-07

Salary: $94,796 to $145,629 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13 - 14

Series: 0905 Attorney

Appointment type: This is a permanent appointment.

Work schedule: This is a full-time position.

Job announcement number: 17-1983-HQ-DS-EXC SVC R1

Control number: 474570800