The position is located in the Office Enforcement Programs and Services, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) in Washington, DC, and is one of four divisions of the Enforcement Programs and Services Directorate (EPS), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Department of Justice (DOJ).Responsibilities:
The overall mission of Regulatory Affairs is to manage the development and issuance of the firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco regulations and rulings, to protect the public without imposing an undue regulatory burden. In addition, ORA implements changes or additions to existing regulations.
The position serves as a senior attorney in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, responsible for determining the rulemaking priorities for ATF, in consultation with appropriate personnel from the Office of Field Operations, Office of Chief Counsel, and other directorates whose operations require the issuance of regulations.
The attorney is responsible for developing and drafting rulemaking documents and ensures they comply with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, all applicable executive orders, and all other requirements of law.
The attorney also consults subject matter experts within ATF, and with attorneys from the Office of Chief Counsel, to ensure that rulemaking projects are within the scope of the statutes being implemented and to minimize litigation risk.Travel Required:
Occasional travel - For case-related work.Requirements:Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test
- Must successfully complete a background security investigation
- A Financial Disclosure Form may be required
- Must provide a legal writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
- May be required to serve a one year probationary period
All applicants must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.
Applicants must be an active member of the bar of any State or the District of Columbia, in accordance with Department of Justice policy.Mobility Plan
: New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement must sign a mobility agreement. The purpose of ATF’s mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression, and achieve mission and business effectiveness. To accomplish these objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of employees through special short-term assignments or permanent reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring process.Qualifications:
To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least six years commensurate with the specialized experience and duties of the position.
Specialized Experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.Specialized experience for this position includes
- Demonstrated ability to integrate legal and policy considerations into advisory opinions are required.
- Expert knowledge and understanding of the operation of DOJ.
- Demonstrated ability to draft regulations and rulings and make recommendations concerning validity of existing regulations and rulings, impact of legislation, and the issuance of new regulations and rulings.
- Superior analytical, written and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability making oral presentations before senior management, peers, and industry groups.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the silver or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the silver or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.Veterans' Preference
: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume.
http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp - In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim. If the SF-15 is not submitted, the documentation required by the form verifying the service connected disability (e.g. letter from the VA confirming the disability) must be submitted in order to receive 10-point preference consideration.Education:
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be active members in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
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