This announcement is for one position in the Office of the Chief Counsel (CC), Central Region. The position is located in Nashville, TN. The incumbent functions as a legal advisor assigned to the Associate Chief Counsel (Central Region) and handles a wide range of legal issues within the division. The office legal work involves responsibility for a wide range of legal issues and matters arising from the ATF Field Division.
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The incumbent prepares advisory opinions on a variety of questions presented by the Field Division's Special Agent in Charge, the Director of Industry Operations, and the Associate Chief Counsel (Central Region). This requires the research and analysis of legal matters such as the seizure and forfeiture of property; offers in compromise; the issuance, suspension, and revocation of permits; and violations of criminal provisions of Federal law relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. These assignments usually involve complicated facts and require the review and analysis of inspection reports or investigation reports and other documents submitted with the request for a legal opinion.
The incumbent serves as lead and/or assists the US Attorney with alcohol, tobacco, explosives and firearms related litigation. In permit or license matters that are adjudicated before administrative law judges or hearing examiners, the incumbent represents the Bureau at the hearing. In litigation cases, incumbent assists with preparation and is responsible for analyzing the issues, assisting with preparation, and providing counsel and advice throughout.
Occasional travel - Infrequent domestic travel may be required.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Top Secret Clearance is required
Must be a U.S. Citizen
May be required to serve a one year prohationary period
A Financial Disclosue Form is required
Must provide a writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
Must successfully complete a background security investigation
Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date.
Applicants must be an active member of the bar of any State or the District of Columbia, in accordance with Department of Justice policy.
Must provide a writing sample.
Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
GS: 14: Applicants must have five years' experience as a practicing attorney; experience as the principal attorney assigned cases with a high degree of difficulty and importance, including independently exercising responsibility for the development and presentation of the case; knowledge of the Federal firearms and explosives laws; and superior analytical and writing skills.
GS: 15: In addition to the requirements for the GS-14, applicants must have six years' experience as a practicing attorney commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The attorney also serves as lead attorney on extremely complex legal issues where there is little or no precedent. This includes cases referred to the office on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson matters, including litigation, as required. The specialized experience must be providing legal advice in connection to extensive understanding of Federal laws, including the Federal firearms and explosive laws; as well as other federal regulations used by ATF.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to received selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced except service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree.
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