Attorney-Advisor (Litigation)


Vacancy ID: 862627   Announcement Number: D029-13-OGC-862267   USAJOBS Control Number: 340349500

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 862627


1. Title of Job

Attorney-Advisor (Litigation)


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Attorney- Litigation-GS-905-14

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Select the option that best describes your education.

A. I have successfully completed a J.D. or LL.B. degree.
B. I have successfully completed a LL.M. and either a J.D. or LL.B. degree.
C. I have successfully completed a S.J.D. and either a J.D. or LL.B. degree.
D. None of the above

3. Are you a current member of the Bar with a valid license to practice law in a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for Attorney-Advisor (General). Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. Mark only 1 response.

A. My specialized experience includes all of the following: Experience in administrative or judicial litigation; Advising on legal issues pertaining to litigation, due diligence, fraud control, and compliance; experience preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc.; Skill in writing clearly, concisely, and logically on subjects presenting factual and legal complexity; Skill in investigating, interviewing, factual analysis and negotiation.
B. My level of experience is less than what is listed above.

5. Select response that describes your experience with litigation.

A. I have 1 to 2 years of general working experience providing support to attorneys in litigated matters.
B. I have three or more years of experience providing support to attorneys in litigated matters, which experience was at a considerable level of difficulty or importance. I have had more than an occasional assignment in this area.
C. I have provided expert legal advice in support to the lead attorney in litigated matters, or have been the lead attorney in litigated matters. Based on my expertise in the conduct of litigation, I suggested a course of conduct to lead attorney or client regarding an action the organization or client wished to take or was considering.
D. None of the above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark your selection to that statement in Section 25 of OPM Form 1203-FX. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had 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 supervisory 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 have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Assist others in conducting legal compliance activities.

7. Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.

8. Assist attorneys conducting civil or criminal litigation in court or in administrative proceedings.

9. Manage legal issues related to fraud control, legal compliance and due diligence.

10. Assist in the conduct of investigations in fraud and legal compliance matters.

11. Negotiate policy changes regarding compliance, due diligence, and fraud prevention.

12. Perform complex legal analysis and present it effectively in writing.

13. Perform complex legal analysis and present findings orally.

14. Defend recommendations on controversial issues to team leaders.

15. Effectively communicate legal information to internal or external audiences.

16. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibility may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. Yes
B. No