This position is for an Attorney-Advisor on the staff of the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs, which provides legal support to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Under Secretary for International Affairs on a broad range of international economic and financial matters. The attorney would handle matters involving the work of the office, specifically including work relating to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
The employee will serve as an attorney in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel, International Affairs (OGC/IA), which is a component of the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel. The employee will assist the Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) and the Deputy Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) in providing legal support to the work of the Under Secretary for International Affairs, the Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, the Assistant Secretary for International Finance, and members of their staffs.
The employee will work on a range of international economic and financial matters as well as matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an intergovernmental committee chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury. CFIUS reviews acquisitions of control of U.S. firms by foreign persons and evaluates possible implications for the national security of the United States, pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. The work of the office also includes issues involving international banking and securities issues including the implications of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act for foreign financial institutions, the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, international trade and investment matters, international climate and energy issues, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sovereign debt matters, and regional economic and financial matters such as those involving China, the Middle East, or Europe.
The attorneys in our office provide legal advice in connection with the full range of issues handled by Treasury's Office of International Affairs. These include general principles of international law and Its intersection with U.S. constitutional and statutory law; the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, and other legislative provisions that govern multilateral and bilateral foreign assistance; international banking and securities laws and the international implications of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; international trade and investment law, including the World Trade Organization rules, U.S. free trade agreements, and international investment treaties and arbitration; the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and export control and sanctions regimes; and the CFIUS process.
In this capacity, the employee's duties may include inter alia, providing legal advice to inform the development of Treasury policy; drafting and/or participating In the negotiation of international or multilateral agreements and subordinate implementing documents; preparing legislation, Executive orders, and Treasury regulations; preparing legal memoranda; preparing congressional testimony; analyzing legislative proposals of members of Congress; meeting with congressional staff and attending hearings; coordinating with other Treasury offices and Federal agencies; and preparing Treasury Department positions and coordinating with the Department of Justice in the event of litigation.
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Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience for the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service.
The expectation for selection for grade GS-15 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-14 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: providing legal advice on international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14:
You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service.
The expectation for selection for grade GS-14 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-13(or equivalent). For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: providing legal advice on international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.
Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service.
The expectation for selection for grade GS-13 will be at least the following: 12 months of pertinent legal experience at the GS-12 (or equivalent) level. For this position, specialized experience is described as experience at the next lower grade (or equivalent) in the following areas of responsibility: providing legal advice on international law, the intersection between international and domestic law, national security law, litigation, administrative law, law related to economics or finance, laws and ethical requirements governing federal agencies and employees, or matters of similar scope and complexity.
This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
We may may offer opportunities for telework.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
A one year probationary period may be required.
Must successfully complete a background investigation.
Complete a to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the or are exempt from having to do so.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.
You will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. All candidates who meet the basic requirements listed above will be considered best qualified applicants and may be sent forward to the selecting official. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.
Application of Veterans' Preference: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however the Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control) consideres veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing the dates of service and type of discharge.
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Drug test required
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Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view .
Brief Resume. It is preferred that applicants submit a brief, standard-format resume.
Transcript. It is preferred that applicants submit a copy of their final law school transcript.
References. It is preferred that applicants submit a brief list of references that can attest to applicant's character and legal skills. References will not be called without the prior consent of the applicant, generally after the interview.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.
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EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process.
Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the .
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Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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