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General Attorney - EXC

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

in Washington DC / Telecommute

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Open & closing dates: 09/12/2019 to 09/26/2019. This job will close when we have received 200 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

Pay scale & grade: GS 12 - 14

Salary: $83,398 to $152,352 per year

1 vacancy in Washington, DC

Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Bankruptcy, Transactions and Termination Department (BTTD) or the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Terminations Department (BLTD) at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

As a General Attorney in the Bankruptcy, Transactions and Termination Department (BTTD) or the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Terminations Department (BLTD) in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), you will do the following:

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks highly qualified attorneys in the fields of employee benefits, bankruptcy, transactions, administrative law, and litigation. Attorneys provide timely, accurate, and practical legal advice and representation to ensure PBGC accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. At PBGC, our attorneys conduct research, render legal opinions, conduct litigation, and advocate agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively with others within OGC, the PBGC, the U.S. Government and the public. Attorneys perform legal research and writing, counsel clients, and represent PBGC in federal courts and other legal fora. To be successful, the attorney must possess a service-oriented attitude towards clients; maintain a proactive perspective toward the practice of law, have the highest standards of professionalism, and thrive in a collegial work environment where everyone's views are respected and valued. PBGC is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to administer the federal pension insurance program established under Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may undergo a personnel security background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt
  • Applicants selected for employment will be required to complete an OF-306
  • A 2 year trial period is required unless met during prior Federal service

Qualifications

As a General Attorney in the Bankruptcy, Transactions and Termination Department (BTTD) or the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Transactions Department (BLTD) in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), you will have to demonstrate the following:

GS-12:  Demonstrated knowledge and skill, with one year of experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the private sector, in at least one of the following areas: ERISA; Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law; Administrative Law; Corporate Transactional Law. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include but are not limited to: experience analyzing legal issues, identifying applicable legal sources, and determining the need for additional facts or investigation; engaging in research of laws, legal opinions, and precedents for cases and legal matters.

GS-13:  Demonstrated knowledge and skill, with one year of experience at the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the private sector, in at least one of the following areas: ERISA; Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law; Administrative Law; Corporate Transactional Law. In addition to the specialized experience defined for the GS-12, applicants will have demonstrated one or more of the following: conducting review of policies, procedures, regulations and directives regarding programmatic and administrative matters; investigating complex facts, researching issues extensively, and drafting memos, outlining cases and explaining and justifying application of legal principles, recommendations and conclusions; negotiating agreements and other legal documents; and negotiating or assisting in the process of settlement of cases and recommending settlement or other actions.

GS-14:  Demonstrated knowledge and skill, with one year of experience at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the private sector, in at least one of the following areas: ERISA; Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law; Administrative Law; Corporate Transactional Law. In addition to the specialized experience defined for the GS-13, applicants will have demonstrated one or more of the following: experience serving as an authoritative attorney within the applicant’s organization; serving on and directing task forces, case teams, or committees; participating in training entry-level attorneys; analyzing and applying laws related to complex regulatory schemes; experience in drafting complex transactional documents; representing clients in bankruptcy or federal district court; providing advice regarding ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code.

Education

In order to qualify for this position, you must possess:

A J.D. degree from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

In addition to the education requirement, you must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (https://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=accred)

WRITING SAMPLE: Each applicant must submit an original sample of their unedited written work that does not exceed ten pages in length (double spaced). The writing sample should demonstrate legal analysis.

How to Apply

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See the full text of the USAJOBS.gov ad at their web page:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545242400


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