Attorney-Advisor

Department Of Transportation Washington , DC 20319

Posted 4 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) works within the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and prevent or stop waste, fraud and abuse in departmental programs. We do this through audits and investigations. OIG also consults with the Congress about programs in progress and proposed new laws and regulations. The Inspector General Act of 1978 gives the Office of Inspector General autonomy to do its work without interference.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of General Counsel. The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and guidance affecting every aspect of OIG operations, including audits, investigations, and other reviews; internal management issues; appropriations; ethics; Freedom of Information Act; and much more.

The individual(s) selected will work on a team of Attorney-Advisors and will primarily perform the following duties.

  • Conducting complex legal research on and analysis of criminal laws under Titles 49 and 18 of the United States Code, applicable criminal procedures, DOT regulatory schemes, and other issues identified during the course of OIG investigations.

  • Reviewing IG subpoenas, investigative reports, audit reports, and other products for legal sufficiency; conduct Giglio/Henthorn reviews at the requests of prosecutors preparing for trial where an OIG agent may be called as a witness.

  • Reviewing and drafting legislation and policies affecting the Department of Transportation, Offices of Inspectors General, and other agencies.

  • Planning and conducting legal update training for investigators.

  • Developing reference aids and knowledge sharing management systems.

  • Providing support as needed to OIG investigations including acting as a Special Assistant United States Attorney when appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required 10% of the time or less.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
15

  • Job family (Series)
    0905 Attorney

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen

  • This position is subject to a background investigation.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 P.M. EST on the closing date.

  • May be required to serve a 2-year trial period.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Must possess a Juris Doctorate Law Degree or equivalent (J.D. or LL.B)

MEMBER OF THE BAR REQUIREMENT: Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.

Qualifications

Qualifying applicants must have successfully completed a law degree (J.D. or L.L.B) and must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Additionally, applicants must also possess the specialized experience as described below.

GS-13: To be considered for the GS-13 grade level applicants must have at least two years of relevant professional legal experience after completion of law school. The specialized experience must include developing legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, or other filings in litigation and/or analysis of legal issues related to government contracts and grants; and providing legal counsel on government investigations.

GS-14:To be considered for the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least three years of relevant professional legal experience after completion of law school. The specialized experience must include developing legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, or other filings in litigation and/or analysis of legal issues related to government contracts and grants; and providing legal counsel on government investigations.

GS-15:To be considered for the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least five years of relevant professional legal experience after completion of law school. The specialized experience must include developing legal opinions, briefs, pleadings, or other filings in litigation; providing legal counsel on government investigations; and prosecution of Federal criminal cases as a trial attorney or Assistant U.S. Attorney and/or experience in affirmative civil enforcement on behalf the United States.

Applicants must meet the required qualifications by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

Education: Successful completion of a law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.).

Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


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