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Attorney Advisor (Assistant General Counsel)

Washington, DC
Full Time
07-03-2020
Job #: CFTC-OGC-2020-0005 Exp.: 5+ Years Salary: $173,972 - $253,300 Yearly
Description:
Summary
The incumbent serves as a Senior Attorney in the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Branch of the Office of the General Counsel and provides expert legal support to OGC, the Office of International Affairs, the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and other operating Divisions on disclosure and other provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and other legal and policy questions posed by Memoranda of Understanding including International MOUs, trade policy and legislation.

Responsibilities
An Attorney in the Intergovernmental Affairs Branch you will perform the following duties:
  • Analyze and review Trade policy documents, issues, domestic information sharing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUS), international MOUs and conduct research into related law.
  • Develop and/or provide guidance for preparation of answers to inquiries from attorneys and other members of the public requesting information and legal interpretations relating to extremely difficult, complex, and novel legal issues/problems related to activities of the Commission.
  • Analyze proposed legislation to determine possible effect on statutes administered by the Commission and upon the various entities, exchanges, markets, individuals and public investors involved in commodity futures trading.
  • Develop and provide guidance for the preparation of answers to inquiries from congressional staff, staff of other Federal agencies, practicing attorneys, and other members of the public requesting information and legal interpretations relating to extremely difficult, complex, and novel legal problems.
  • Coordinate program initiatives involving other domestic governmental agencies, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office, and related entities.
  • Reviews and resolves Freedom of Information Act appeals to the Commission, as well as provides ongoing advice and assistance to the Commission’s whistleblower program by reviewing and evaluating proposed decisions and interpretations of the implementing rules for the program.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Favorable Background/Security Investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must serve 2-year trial period

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.

Qualifications
  • CT-15: Candidates with a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar membership and 5 years of relevant legal experience after completion of law school. At least one year of this experience must have been at a level of responsibility and difficulty to that of the position at the next lower level in the federal service (e.g., GS/CT-14) and clearly demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties to deal with cases characterized by complex legal or factual issues which require a level of original and creative legal endeavor.
  • Skill in research and analysis of sophisticated legal issues; knowledge of commodities or related law and regulations, financial markets, corporate law, and general administrative law.

Education: Successful completion of a full course of study (JD) in a school of law.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


Closing Date: 17th July, 2020






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