Closing Date: 26th July, 2024

Description:

Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), A Government Entity, Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking (SARSAT) Division (CG-SAR-3), Office of Search and Rescue (CG-SAR), Washington, D.C.

Duties:
The incumbent provides legal counsel, advice, and guidance to the U.S. SARSAT Program Manager, as well as A Government Entity officials in Headquarters over a wide spectrum of complex and difficult legal matters pertaining to the U.S. SARSAT Program, a mission-critical and life-saving capability and the U.S. contribution to the International Cospas-Sarsat Programme.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Conducting legal research of facts, laws, regulations, and legal precedents relating to the A Government Entity SARSAT and the U.S. SARSAT Program.
  • Liaising closely with interagency staff (primarily NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, NOAA) to negotiate complex legal issues regarding U.S. SARSAT Program governance and agreements.
  • Providing legal advice and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices or other matters regarding the interpretation and application of international law.
  • Serving as the A Government Entity's legal representative for all SARSAT engagements, including high-level discussions and negotiations, including international forums such as the ICSPA and IMO.
  • Drafting, negotiating, or examining legal documents required by the A Government Entity's missions and activities.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • You may be subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov.
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications:
All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

And

Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

And

To qualify for the GS-14 level position, applicant must have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal, State, or Local government or equivalent public or private sector which will be determine by the nature and complexity of casework and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Resume must demonstrate that you meet all specialized experience below:
  • Conducting legal research and correctly applying case precedent, statutes, regulations, government policy, and other sources of relevant authority within all required practice areas; AND
  • Preparing legal written and oral correspondence; AND
  • Providing legal advice and recommendations for agency senior leaders and interagency partners.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.

Education:
This position has a positive education requirement.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here (http://www.ed.gov/)