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General Attorney - EXC

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation [PBGC]

in Washington DC / Telecommute

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation [PBGC]

Open & closing dates: 01/10/2020 to 01/27/2020

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

1 vacancy in Washington D.C.

Telework eligible? Yes as determined by agency policy



This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Legal Policy Division (LPD) at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC).

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


  • Analyze and interpret relevant provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other statutes, such as the Bankruptcy Code or Internal Revenue Code, and regulations of PBGC and other agencies.
  • Monitor legislative activity impacting PBGC and retirement security.
  • Advise on legislation, legislative activity, the implementation of legislation, and policy concerning PBGC and retirement security.
  • Develop, review, and coordinate review of legislative technical assistance, regulatory and policy guidance, and related reports and documents.
  • Draft guidance and other legal documents, including policy statements, that incorporate the views of appropriate PBGC officials.
  • Lead working groups representing various operational units and professional disciplines.
  • Coordinate and conduct legal and policy research and analyze significant legal issues stemming from statutory, regulatory, policy, and operational issues.
  • Participate in internal discussions on legal, policy, and program matters.
  • Represent PBGC in meetings and conferences with industry and practitioner groups on complex legal, regulatory, and policy issues.


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


All qualification requirements should be met by the closing date of the announcement.

In addition to the education requirement, you must also have the following in order to qualify for this position: Specialized experience is defined as 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 demonstrating the ability to identify, develop, analyze, and interpret legal matters and policy or guidance relevant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Examples may include experience working in General Law or Legal Policy identifying, analyzing, and interpreting provisions relevant to legal or policy issues related to ERISA; providing legal advice and counsel on legal and policy matters related to ERISA, and drafting, reviewing, and coordinating the review of legal and policy matters related to ERISA, such as regulatory or policy guidance, or technical assistance.


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)

Applicants who obtained their qualifying education outside of the U.S. and its territories must provide proof that their degrees have been validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a college or university in the U.S. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application; however, you must bring official transcripts with you on your first day if you are hired.

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.

How to Apply

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