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Current Openings:


General Attorney Advisor - Legislation Division (Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for an Attorney Advisor position in its Legislation Division.

Who May Apply: This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION: Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE: $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD: June 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Legislation Division. The attorneys in the Legislation Division, as counsel to the Secretary and the Department, provide a range of legal services, notably the drafting of legislative language. The OGC Legislation Division represents the Department, advocating its positions before The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other agencies, and (to the extent authorized by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation or the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources) before congressional staff. Its lawyers also provide advice on the legislative process (e.g., congressional rules), and on principles of statutory interpretation.

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html

DUTIES:

The attorney will provide legal advice and services to a variety of HHS components, and would draft any bill language in those areas that the Department needed, would respond to OMB clearance requests for other agencies' testimony in those area, would respond to HHS requests for OGC clearance of HHS testimony in those area. 

We are seeking to fill the position at the GS-11 to GS-14 level ($68,036 - $148,967) depending on experience and qualifications. The position will be located in Washington, D.C., and reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. The candidate must have at least one year of legal experience post bar admission.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

 The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Have at least one year of experience after law school as a practicing attorney
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Candidates must also have exemplary legal writing, analysis and oral advocacy abilities, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and display a capacity to work with diverse individuals and groups.
  • It will be a plus for the candidate to have familiarity and experience with legislative drafting, the legislative process and the role of the Executive Branch in the legislative process. 
  • It will also be a plus for the candidate to have familiarity and experience with statutes that the Department of HHS administers and statutes of general government-wide application.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing and the eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a state, territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Upon final job offer from HHS OHR, the successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required. 
  • Two-year trial period may be required. 
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to edith.blackwell@hhs.gov using the subject line “Legislation Division Attorney” in the forwarding email. To receive full consideration, submit all materials by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the Office of the General Counsel Hiring Official.
  • Resume (must include education, including names of undergraduate and law school, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment (full time or part time)and supervisors' names and telephone numbers.
  • Two legal writing samples.
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in a state, territory of the US, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

General Attorney Advisor - Ethics Division (Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a General Attorney Advisor position in its Ethics Division.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION:  Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD:  April 10, 2018 to September 30, 2018 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking an attorney to join its Ethics Division. The Division provides legal advice and services to HHS on matters relating to federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and political activity restrictions

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html

DUTIES:

The selectee will serve in an advisory attorney position (GS 11/12/13/14) in OGC’s Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and political activity restrictions. The incumbent will also develop and present interactive training on various topics related to federal employee ethics requirements and the financial disclosure program at HHS. Ethics Division attorneys work closely with senior HHS officials, other HHS OGC attorneys, and may work with the White House Counsel’s Office and the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) in clearing new political appointees for a conflict free appointment. This often includes detailed work reviewing highly complex financial portfolios to identify and resolve potential conflicts. The incumbent will also plan and participate in ethics program oversight reviews, report writing, and follow-up. The duties may also include liaison with the HHS OIG and referral of cases to OIG as necessary. On occasion, the incumbent may work on press or Congressional inquiries related to the ethics program and FOIA responses. Overall, the incumbent will focus on HHS-wide, federal ethics program administration and compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Have at least one year of experience after law school as a practicing attorney
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess an understanding of financial instruments and ethics law. Preference is given to candidates with strong academic achievement; outstanding interpersonal skills; superior legal writing and research ability; prior teaching, presentation, or training experience; and a demonstrated commitment to professionalism and public service.
  • Candidates must have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working directly with clients. Knowledge of federal or state government ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred, but attorneys with a strong interest in the subject matter will be considered. Knowledge of the legal framework for health and social services programs will be considered a plus.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing and the eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a state, territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Upon final job offer from HHS OHR, the successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required. 
  • Two-year trial period may be required. 
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit.
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov to receive full consideration by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the OGC Ethics Division Hiring Team.
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, degree received, and date graduated); date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s).
  • Two legal writing samples.
  • Law school transcripts only if graduated from law school within the past five years.
  • Proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Names and contact information for at least three professional references.

General Attorney Advisor - Ethics Division (Washington, DC)

The Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is currently seeking applications for a General Attorney Advisor position in its Ethics Division.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy announcement is open to all US Citizens and may be used to fill multiple positions.

DUTY STATION:  Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE:  $68,036 - $148,967

OPEN PERIOD:  This is an open continuous announcement. The first deadline for application packages will be April 30, 2018.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking two attorneys to join its Ethics Division. The Division provides legal advice and services to HHS on matters relating to federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and political activity restrictions. The vacancies are in the Ethics Division, Advice and Policy Section.

OGC is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from a diverse pool of high-quality candidates.

For additional information about OGC’s mission, please visit our website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ogc/index.html

DUTIES:

The selectee will serve in an advisory-attorney position (GS 11/12/13/14) in the OGC, Ethics Division. The incumbent will provide legal services involving federal criminal conflict of interest statutes, the Ethics in Government Act, standards of ethical conduct regulations, financial disclosure requirements, procurement integrity provisions, lobbying rules, and Hatch Act political activity restrictions. Ethics Division attorneys work closely with senior HHS officials and other HHS OGC attorneys to provide high-quality written and oral legal advice and counseling to prospective, current, and former employees and to program ethics counsellors on various topics related to federal ethics requirements in a fast-paced environment. The selectee may be asked to draft responses to Congressional and press inquiries related to the ethics program. In consultation with state bar authorities, the incumbent may also provide guidance on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues. Attorney advisors have generalist ethics responsibilities and provide focused services to a portfolio of principal HHS agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The following are required qualifications:

  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school.
  • Have at least one year experience after law school as a practicing attorney
  • Proof that bar status is active, in good standing and eligible to practice in the highest court of a State, U. S. commonwealth, U. S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of the federal laws promoting transparency in government and preventing public corruption.  Preference is given to candidates with strong academic achievement; superior legal writing and research ability.
  • Candidates should have outstanding organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates must have strong writing, oral, and analytical skills and be adept at working with and advising clients. 
  • Knowledge of federal or state government ethics law, professional responsibility rules, political activity restrictions, procurement integrity, or related subjects is preferred, but recent law graduates (with a year or more of legal practice experience) and other attorneys with a strong interest in the subject matter and a comittment to public service will be considered. Preference is given to candidates demonstrating substantial familiarity with federal ethics laws, federal financial disclosure procedures and rules, political activity restrictions for federal employees, conflict of interest analysis, or providing legal services to clients or governmental entities on related topics.  Knowledge of the legal framework for health and social services programs will be considered a plus.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must maintain active bar membership in good standing throughout employment in the Office of the General Counsel.
  • Upon final job offer from HHS OHR, the successful candidate must submit official law school transcripts.
  • Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.  Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.  False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
  • E-Verify:  If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.  Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
  • Direct Deposit:  All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Financial disclosure statement may be required. 
  • Two-year trial period may be required. 
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit
  • Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

Please submit the following documents to OGCEthicsVacancy@hhs.gov using the subject line “Ethics Advice Attorney” to receive full consideration by 11:59p.m. on the closing date of the announcement:

  • Cover letter addressed to the OGC Ethics Division Hiring Team
  • Resume (must include education, including name of undergraduate and law school, degree received and date graduated; date admitted to bar and jurisdiction; a general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s)
  • Two legal writing samples
  • Law school transcripts, if graduated from law school within the past five years
  • Proof of bar status and standing. You must provide proof that you are a current, active member in good standing of a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Three professional references with names and contact information

 

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Content last reviewed on August 3, 2018