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Law Clerk

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Department Of Energy Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

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HelpDuties Summary

A successful candidate in this position will:

  • Conduct research and analysis related to minimally complex legal questions and factual issues.

  • Prepare memoranda recommending the resolution of legal issues of minimal complexity

  • Provide legal advice and assistance to the Associate Deputy Director in interpretation and revision for relevant DOE regulations.

  • Serve as an EEO Counselor.

  • Review formal Complaints of Discrimination and prepare required documentation.

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As a Law Clerk, you will :

  • Assist in vetting universities to determine institutional selection, per-visit notifications, request for pre-visit data and information, and onsite planning and execution.

  • Conduct legal research and analysis with respect to minimally complex legal questions and factual issues arising under:

  • Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended

  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963

  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1967

  • Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act

  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

  • Educate employees on the EEO process and procedures.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential
13 - Full Promotion Potential is GS-0905-13

  • Job family (Series)
    0904 Law Clerk

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.

  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

  • You must submit application and all required documentation online.

  • Positions require successful completion of a background investigation

Only experience obtained at the time of the application will be considered. However, you can update your resume and application submission at any time during the opening period of this vacancy announcement.

Telework may be authorized and is dependent upon Agency Policy and Supervisor's discretion.

This position may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.

This appointment can be converted to a permanent attorney position upon successfully passing a bar examination and becoming a fully licensed attorney and performing successfully during the trial (probation) period. Subsequent promotions up to the full performance level is dependent upon individual performance and time-in-grade restrictions determined by the agency. Promotions are not a guarantee.

The selectee must test negative to a drug test prior to being appointed and will be subject to random testing. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to including removal from the Federal service.

Upon promotion, GS-12 or higher positions require a selectee to file the OGE-450 Financial Disclosure Form.


Appointments under 5 CFR 213.3102(e) shall be for periods not to exceed 14 months pending admission to the bar. To be eligible for this position and grade, the applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD), but is not yet license OR will have completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD) .


Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Legal research and analysis for Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws.

  • Guidance regarding the EEO process and claims.

  • Legal support for higher graded Attorneys.

  • Proficient written communication to prepare memorandum regarding legal issues with minimum complexity.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Knowledge of:

  • Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1967

  • Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act

  • Genetic Information Discrimination Act of 2008

Ability to:

  • Conduct legal research using electronic legal data bases to to find case precedent and applicable laws, regulations, and statues.

  • Analyze factual and legal issues presented to determine what further facts are needed.

  • Prepare legal memorandum or reports outlining facts and legal issues.

  • Review policies, procedures, regulations technical manuals, and other agency publications.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Applicant must have the first professional law degree (Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) or Juris Doctorate (J.D.)). A law degree from a school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) is required. You must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For further information, please visit the US Department of Education Website

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

All Law school transcripts must submitted by 11:59 PM on by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

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Law Clerk

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Department Of Energy