Closing Date: 17th August, 2022

Description:

Summary:
*Remote Restricted to Washington, D.C. area**

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Clean Energy Demonstrations is seeking attorneys to provide legal advice and counsel to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). OCED's portfolio includes a wide range of energy technology demonstration programs, including, but not limited to, hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage, and advanced nuclear reactors.

Duties:
As a General Attorney, you will:
  • Provides analyses, interpretations, and opinions on a variety of cases and issues that include legal and policy positions ranging from relatively straightforward to extremely complex issues. Such analyses may substantially affect the scope of DOE activities or have a significant impact on energy technology sectors and the public.

Provides legal counsel to officials within DOE's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) in the areas of law and legal policy arising from OCED operations, programs, and activities, such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, award and administration of federal financial assistance, Davis-Bacon, "Build America, Buy America", and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Advises DOE officials on pending and proposed legislation that significantly impacts OCED demonstration projects, the general public, and DOE's responsibilities and authority. Advise on rulemakings, correspondence, comments, policy statements, speeches, and testimony of DOE officials for presentation before congressional committees and other entities.

Represents DOE in meetings with federal, state, local, and foreign government officials; private industry, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to deliberate the legal and policy aspects of proposed legislation, regulations, and activities as they affect DOE, other governmental organizations, the energy sector, or the general public.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • Required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential
  • Position is included in a Bargaining Agreement.
  • Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • If selected, you must self-identify if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee as OPM approval is required prior to finalizing your selection.
  • Proof of current active member in good standing in the bar of a State, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with DOE.
  • This position is Remote Restricted to the Washington D.C. Area.

Qualifications:
Basic Requirements:
  • All candidates must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and must be a current, active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Qualifications:
GS-13: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work and one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

GS-14: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and three years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

GS-15: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in a state or District of Columbia bar and four years of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work, plus one additional year of professional (attorney) experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the grade immediately below the one being filled.

FEDERAL REQUIRMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION:
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness prior to onboarding. Once onboard, you will then be required to complete the DOE's MyEnergy system in order to implement workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Education:
Candidates must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Transcripts must be provided with application package.

Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/667687500