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Attorney Advisor - International/MENA (Public Notice Flyer)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Job #: OS/OGC-2021-0008 Exp.: 1 - 2 Years Salary: $87,198 - $134,798 Yearly
This is a Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

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The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of General Counsel is seeking individuals with exceptional legal, analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills to join our outstanding team of international technical assistance attorneys. CLDP’s mission is to help developing and transitional countries improve the policy, legal and regulatory conditions for doing business, thereby creating better economic opportunities for local entrepreneurs and American companies doing business overseas. CLDP accomplishes this objective by providing training, advisory, and consultative services to host country governments and the private sector. The applicant's role as an Attorney-Advisor will include designing, implementing, and evaluating technical assistance and capacity-building programs that promote U.S. policy goals and meet the host countries’ economic development needs.

CLDP attorneys are the primary implementers for the Office of General Counsel’s international development programs. In this position, you will consult with other U.S. government agencies, foreign government officials, and members of the private sector to assess development needs and to design, implement and evaluate assistance programs that promote U.S. policy goals and meet the host countries' economic development needs. The main geographical focus of this position will be the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Duties include:
  • Working with foreign governments or international organizations as well as providing technical assistance related to economic development
  • Working on legal matters involving interagency consultations, negotiations and agreements
  • Working with Public Procurement, Project Finance, Information and Communication Technology and Public-Private Partnerships
  • Understanding civil law systems, international commercial organizations and the commercial and political climates of the MENA region

Travel Required:
50% or less - Frequent International travel is required.

Supervisory status:

Promotion Potential:

Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment. You must be a U.S. citizen. You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable ( Pass a background investigation to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance. Selectees will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure, OGE Form 450.
  • Must complete a 2 year trial period.

Basic requirement for all grade levels:
  • You must be a graduate with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school; AND
  • You must have bar membership in one of the 50 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico or the US. Virgin Islands.

Minimum Requirements:
  • For GS-12: Applicants applying at the GS-12 grade level must have one years of legal experience or relevant professional experience (legal or non-legal).
  • For GS-13: Applicants applying at the GS-13 grade level must have two years of legal experience or relevant professional experience (legal or non-legal).
  • Fluency in French or Arabic is preferred.
  • Note: The General Counsel or designee retains the discretion to waive minimum qualifications as described above.
  • Applicants may be hired at any of the grades shown in this announcement, commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. You are encouraged to identify the grade level(s) or salary for which you wish to be considered.
  • 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.

  • Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or equivalent from an accredited law school. Official or unofficial transcripts must be submitted with your application package.

Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job -

Closing Date: 30th April, 2021

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