About the Agency
Marketing Statement: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has a distinguished and important mission in protecting America’s pensions. At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, or information technology and more, to protect the retirement income of nearly 44 million hardworking Americans. Our work is challenging, compelling, and important. Whatever your background or expertise, you will find your future at PBGC exceptionally rewarding because the work you perform will have a daily impact on the lives of relatives, friends and neighbors. It will be like no other career choice you have explored. We are counting on bright, talented and dedicated individuals like you to achieve our goals. You will be both challenged and supported, so whether you are just starting out or looking for new opportunities, consider PBGC and start making a difference today! If you are interested in a challenging career with great benefits, training, and strong growth potential, we strongly encourage you to apply for the General Attorney today!
- Occasional Travel
- travel: less than 20%
- Recruitment incentives, including relocation, may be authorized for this position, if applicable.
DUTIES: Back to top
As a General Attorney in the General Law and Ethics Group (GLE), you will:
Represent the Corporation in appeals of agency responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This involves review of agency disclosures, assessment of the merits of appeals, review case files, and drafting of agency decisions for General Counsel review.
Provide legal advice to clients within and outside the Office of the General Counsel on matters involving government ethics, including but not limited to issues involving criminal ethics statutes, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, and internal ethics guidance.
Provide legal advice and guidance to management on employee-relations matters, including union and administrative grievances and employee disciplinary and performance actions.
Provide legal advice and guidance to management on issues relating to the Privacy Act and federal records management requirements.
Provide legal advice and guidance on other general law matters.
If selected at the lower grade level, you will receive closer supervision in the performance of the above duties. If this position is filled at a level below the full performance level, you may be promoted without further competition.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
In order to qualify for this position, you must possess a J.D. degree from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
In addition to the education requirement, you must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Please see the Required Documents section for more information on what you must submit as verification of these requirements. Please see the How to Apply section for instructions on submitting your documents.
In addition to the education requirement, in order to qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must also possess the following by the closing date of the announcement: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level which demonstrates participation in one or more of the following: Freedom of Information Act appeals, federal ethics laws and regulations, federal personnel law, and federal Privacy law. Examples include advising federal managers on employment matters and responding to Privacy breaches in accordance with federal guidance.
In addition to the education requirement, in order to qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must also possess the following by the closing date of the announcement: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level which demonstrates expert skill with one or more of the following: Freedom of Information Act appeals, federal ethics laws and regulations, federal personnel law, and federal Privacy law. Examples include preparing FOIA appeal decisions and advising federal executive branch employees on issues relating to the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. All complete applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications (i.e., the required education and experience). The applications of those applicants who have submitted complete packages and are found to be minimally qualified are then further reviewed to determine the best qualified.
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BENEFITS: Back to top
You can review our benefits at:
Visit Federal Employee Benefits for information on the major benefits offered.
OTHER INFORMATION: PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or Beasley.firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.