Supervisory Trial Attorney (Associate Regional Counsel for Litigation)
Department Of Housing And Urban Development
 Kansas City, KS
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Summary

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). There is one vacancy in the following location: Kansas City, KS

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Trial Attorney, you will:

  • Provide legal counsel, review, and assistance to the Regional Administrator, field office directors and program office directors operating within the jurisdiction.
  • Advise and counsel on a variety of complex issues with respect to all programs within the jurisdiction.
  • Provide expert guidance with respect to highly complex and or politically-sensitive defensive litigation matters, personnel law matters, ethics opinions and advice, fair housing enforcement and
  • ther enforcement activities, and administrative law

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

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0905 Attorney

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Requirements

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-15, you must have been at the GS-14 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.

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Specialized Experience:

For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Litigation or assisting in general litigation before Federal courts and/or administrative forums, including hands-on litigation experience related to housing issues, real estate transactions, fair housing, personnel/labor law, procurement law, administrative law or issues related to other HUD programs. AND
  • Provide legal advice and guidance in areas related to fair housing, personnel/labor law, procurement, ethics, or administrative law. AND
  • Leading or supervising attorneys or paralegals, or comparable management and leadership experience developed through training, project management, team leadership or other non-Departmental activities.

A desirable candidate should have at least one year experience at the GS-14 grade level and has demonstrated legal knowledge in one or more of the areas described above, and has ongoing experience providing effective legal advice on complex and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.

For the GS-15, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

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Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) 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-14 level in the Federal service.

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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 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-14 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.

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