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Company Name:

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Location:

Washington, Washington DC

Approximate Salary:

$81,548 - $148,967 Per Year

Job Category:

Law

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

< 2 years

Required Education:

Juris Doctor

Posted

November 13, 2018

Attorney Advisor (General)

Summary 

This position is located in the Regulations Division within the Office of Legislation and Regulations, which is part of the Office of General Counsel.  The Regulations Division is headed by the Assistant General Counsel for Regulations.

Responsibilities 

As a Attorney Advisor (General), you will:

  • Draft, review and analyze complex regulations necessary to implement the programs and policies of the Department.
  • Develop options for the resolution of such issues or coordinates and attends policy meetings at which these issues are discussed or resolved and works closely with the program staff and program counsel who attend these meetings.
  • Assist in assuring that any mid-course policy determinations have the approval of all interested policy officers who have staff participating in the development of the regulation.
  • Assure that proposed rules, regulations and Federal Register notices are drafted in proper form for publication, that they are consistent with statutes and the legislative history of statutes affecting HUD programs, and that they comply with the requirements of the Federal Register Act, the requirements and policies of the Secretary, the Administrative Procedure Act, Executive Order 12866 and section 7(o) of the Department of HUD Act, and other applicable statutes or regulations. 
Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

  •  
  • Conditions of Employment
    • U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

     

    Time-in-Grade: 
    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

    For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

    This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC is the chief legal officer of the Department, the principal legal adviser to the Secretary and staff of HUD, and the head of the Departmental Enforcement Center.  OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all Departmental programs and activities, and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies.  OGC also provides functional legal counsel on defensive and affirmative litigation and the development of legislation and regulations. 

     

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 

    Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

    AND

    Specialized experience for the GS-14 includes:

    At least 2 years of experience with and knowledge of FHA mortgage insurance programs and one or more related disciplines (agency housing programs, real estate law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, or federal litigation practice relating to housing or real estate finance). AND
    Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.


    For the GS-14, you must:

    Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 includes:

    At least 1 year of experience with and knowledge of FHA mortgage insurance programs and one or more related disciplines (agency housing programs, real estate law, corporate finance, bankruptcy, or federal litigation practice relating to housing or real estate finance). AND
    Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.


    For the GS-13, you must:

    Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12 includes:

    Experience analyzing and interpreting federal, state or local statutes, conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions and other legal writings. AND
    Experience providing effective advice on difficult and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining highly collaborative and productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.

    For the GS-12, you must:

    Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

    OR

    Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school’s official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

    The 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. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    Education Additional information

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - Relocation expenses may be paid. 
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 
    - A 2-year trial period is required. (unless already completed)
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment 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 Selective Service System 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 Form I-9.  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.
    - Occasional travel may be required.

    HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on outside employment. To review applicable ethics rules, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics

    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 résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
    2. Referral: Since this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Although competitive examining rules for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply, veteran's preference will be considered as a positive factor. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview. 
    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Drug test required
  • Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. 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 résumé 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 résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    ACTIVE BAR MEMBERSHIP You must submit evidence of an Active Bar Membership as described in the Qualifications Section of this announcement.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.  An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    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 Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    Recommended Documents:
    In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:

    - A legal writing sample of between 5 – 10 pages containing legal analysis.
    - A copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. 

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Location Affordability Portal (LAP): The LAP provides estimates of household housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level to help make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

How to Apply

HUD has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to HUD's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 and/or the https://my.usajobs.gov/Help/Contact/.

Company Name:

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Location:

Washington, Washington DC

Approximate Salary:

$81,548 - $148,967 Per Year

Job Category:

Law

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

< 2 years

Required Education:

Juris Doctor

Posted

November 13, 2018

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