Job Opportunity – Attorney-Advisor (Continuous)

Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Law Division.

This is a permanent appointment in the excepted service and will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Employees hired under an Excepted Service appointment are required to serve a two (2) year trial period. Upon successful completion of the required trial period, this position will be permanent.

As a Attorney-Advisor (Open Continuous) GS 0905 11/12, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Provide oral and written advice, analysis, interpretations, and guidance on complex and sensitive legal and policy matters both for individual questions and as related to DHS programs and operations.
  • Draft and review documents for consistency with all applicable legal authorities and requirements, to include: ethics guidance, financial disclosure reviews, analysis and advice, directives, correspondence, reports, memoranda, testimony, regulations, Federal Register notices, directives, legislation, guidance and other such documents.
  • Draft and present ethics training to Headquarters officials, to include senior leadership and political appointees.
  • Review financial disclosure reports, analyze and resolve potential conflicts of interest and related ethics questions.
  • Assist with administration of the DHS Standards of Conduct Program.
  • Provide guidance related to related areas of law, such as procurement integrity and partisan political activity regulations and policies.

Basic Requirements:
1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD), AND superior law student work. Superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following:

  1. Academic standing in the upper third of the attorney’s law school graduating class.
  2. Work or achievement of significance on one of the attorney’s law school’s official law reviews or journals.
  3. Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school (e.g., membership in the Order of the Coif, winning a moot court competition, or membership on the moot court team that represents the attorney’s law school in competition with other law schools.)
  4. Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation.
  5. Significant summer law office clerk experience.
  6. Other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement.

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