Attorney-Adviser


Vacancy ID: 749060   Announcement Number: 12-EX-749060-NW   USAJOBS Control Number: 326688500

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is:749060


1. Title of Job

Attorney-Advisor
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position.  The lowest grade for this position is 14.
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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are not entitled to veteran's preference, mark "No preference claimed." Except for disabled veterans, (1) those who entered active duty on or after October 15, 1976, and before September 8, 1980, must have an authorized campaign badge; OR, (2) those who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty (through means other than enlistment) on or after October 14, 1982, must have (a) completed at least 24 months of continuous, active duty service AND have served in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized; OR, (b) have served at least one day during the period for which a campaign medal has been authorized; OR (b) have served at least one day during the period of 08/02/90 through 01/02/92 AND have 24 months of continuous, active duty service, or been a reservist activated during that period. Persons who returned from military service at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not entitled to veteran's preference except as disabled veterans.


15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

 


001 U.S. Citizens and Non-citizens

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the "Benefits/Other" section for additional information and instructions.

 


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. This position is open to all U.S. citizens and persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).

A. I meet this criteria.
B. I do not meet this criteria; and therefore, am ineligible for the position.

The following are basic requirements for this position.  Please select the letter that best describes your education and/or experience.

2. I have a J.D. or LL.B. degree.

A. True
B. False

3. I am an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

A. True
B. False

4. Select the one response that best describes the level of experience you fully possess that demonstrates your ability as it directly relates to this position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SK-13, providing interpretative advice and opinions on legal and policy aspects of a broad spectrum of regulatory and enforcement issues, including interpretation and analysis of Federal securities laws and Acts.
B. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the SK-14, providing interpretative advice and guidance on a variety of matters related to the rules and policies of Federal securities laws and Acts, many of which are highly complex and frequently controversial.
C. My level of experience is not described above.

To further assess your qualifications for this position, please select one response from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training as it relates to each task. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives, and other supporting documentation. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for non-selection.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Apply statutory and regulatory provisions of the Federal securities laws to accounting, auditing or auditor independence issues or to the oversight of the accounting profession, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to represent the government or an accounting firm in regulatory matters.

6. Apply enforcement or disclosure provisions of the Federal securities laws and the Commission's regulations to prepare portions of offering documents.

7. Research legal issues related to the Federal securities laws to resolves questions regarding accounting and auditing matters that involve legal and policy issues.

8. Formulate amendments to the Federal securities laws and the Commission's rules and regulations pursuant thereto necessary to address regulatory and enforcement problems identified.

9. Review opinions and reports to identify critical issues involved in significant and complex legal questions related to accounting, auditing, auditor independence or the accounting profession to determine whether they follow the law and regulations being interpreted.

10. Identify and review materials to assist in the preparation of a study for Congress on an accounting or auditing issue.

11. Identify critical issues involved in a significant question related to law or regulations to recommend an appropriate resolution of the question presented.

12. Identify materials related to a complex rulemaking proceeding to prepare a detailed analysis, summarizing positions, problems, and solutions.

13. Identify issues in a complex legal or regulatory proceeding and evaluates pertinent resource materials to propose solutions or identifies problems.

14. Recommend proposed changes to Commission's or other agency's rules related to accounting or auditing matters to draft releases, or portions of releases.

15. Recommend and formulate amendments to the Federal securities laws and the Commission's rules and regulations pursuant thereto necessary to address regulatory and enforcement problems identified.

16. Identify questions that must be resolved before proceeding in a particular rulemaking proceeding to discuss provisions of the regulations with peers and supervisors and notes impact on a particular case.

17. Respond to questions from stakeholders to recommend what must be done to meet regulatory requirements.

18. Draft comment letters in response to SEC rulemaking releases.

19. Negotiate with the principals of government agencies, corporations, law or accounting firms, or other organizations to secure acceptance of controversial and critically important positions.

20. Influence individuals within and outside agency management to resolve critical problems affecting complex and important law enforcement, compliance, or inspection situations.

21. Render interpretative legal advice and opinions to individuals both within and outside an organization on precedent-setting law enforcement or regulatory developments.

22. Conduct oral presentations at professional training or a conference to convey findings.

23. Serve as representative to presents the Office's views and recommendations on legal and policy matters.

24. Prepare all materials necessary for defense of an agency's legal policies, objectives, and procedures related to the accounting profession in a variety of national public and governmental forums.

25. Write reports and correspondence to justify, defend, or settle matters involving significant and controversial issues.

26. Prepare evaluations and recommendations with respect thereto for consideration by senior staff.

27. Prepares or oversees the preparation of comprehensive reports setting forth findings, outlining alternatives, and recommending a course of action for consideration.

28. Write congressional testimony that presents highly sensitive and controversial agency/corporation policies.