Closing Date: 8th February, 2023

Description:

Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel.

Duties:
As a/an SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (REGIONAL COUNSEL), you will:
  • Actively participate in setting policy in all matters affecting HUD programs and administration in the field office jurisdiction and exercises independent judgment and discretion in formulating responses to legal issues.
  • Provide professional supervision and assistance to field office attorneys to be carried out in those respective offices.
  • Oversee Associate Regional Counsel for Housing Finance and Programs activities through regular interaction and performance reviews.
  • Provide specialized training and guidance with respect to the implementation of new programs inaugurated by the enactment of federal housing legislation and new policies or interpretations of requirements of existing programs.
  • Work with U.S. Attorneys in preparing and handling cases in which HUD is a party and works with private attorneys in handling cases involving HUD-funded activities.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • The official duty station for this position will be in San Francisco, CA or Los Angeles, CA. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • A 2-year trial period is required. (unless already completed)
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
  • Please refer to "Additional Information Section for additional Conditions of Employment."

Qualifications:
You must meet the following requirements by 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.

AND

Specialized Experience:
For the GS-15: You must have one year of experience at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
  • Legal experience related to housing programs (insured multifamily, Section 202/811, Section 232, Section 242, etc.), public housing, fair housing , personnel law (i.e.; employment law and/or labor law), ethics, or procurement ; AND
  • Defensive or affirmative litigation experience or administrative law experience; AND
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with professional peers and management officials and staff, including U.S. Attorneys, private attorneys, and other outside entities; AND
  • Experience in leading attorneys and providing legal skills training to attorneys.

AND

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.

OR

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.

OR

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 resume.

Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, your resume will still be accepted, however only the first 5 pages will be reviewed and considered for qualifications determination in whether or not the minimum qualifications for the position have been met.

Education:
Attorney positions do have an education requirement.

Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition you must provide proof of bar or your bar number in the vacancy questions.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/701736600