Closing Date: 4th April, 2023


The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”), provides legal advice and representation to Members, committees, officers, and employees of the House on matters related to their official duties without regard to political affiliation, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant General Counsel. Core responsibilities include: drafting district court pleadings and appellate briefs; appearing in court in litigation matters in which the House or individual Members, officers, or employees have an official interest; analyzing legal problems presented by House Members, committees, officers, and employees, and formulating recommended solutions; advising and counseling House Members, committees, officers, and employees on a wide range of legal issues; gathering facts necessary to permit OGC to provide sound legal advice; interacting with House leadership, committees, and other House offices; interacting with opposing counsel (both government and private); representing witnesses in connection with investigative proceedings; performing legal research on issues of constitutional, statutory, and common law; and working closely with other OGC attorneys and support staff in performing these functions.

Conditions of Employment:
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Minimum Requirements: (1) excellent academic credentials; (2) at least two years' experience as a practicing attorney; (3) excellent writing, analytical, and people skills; (4) excellent judgment; (5) ability to work with, and to provide high quality legal advice and representation to, House Members, committees, officers, and employees, without regard to political affiliation; and (6) appreciation of—or at least the desire to learn about and understand—the role and functioning of the Legislative Branch.

Preferred Qualifications: (1) judicial clerkship or other government experience; (2) experience drafting dispositive motions in federal district courts and/or briefs in federal courts of appeals; and (3) understanding of structure and operations of the Federal Government, particularly the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice.

  • 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.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated
  • You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
  • You will be evaluated using a structured interview process.

Required Documents:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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