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Senior Attorney Advisor

Washington, DC
Full Time
Job #: CNS-20-10882224 Exp.: 3+ Years Salary: $121,319 - $148,219 Yearly

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Executive, Office of the General Counsel. Serves as a Senior Attorney-Advisor, responsible for providing legal support and advice to the Corporation appropriations and fiscal law, in addition to a broad range of legal matters involving the programs, functions, and activities of the Corporation.

The Senior Attorney-Advisor:

  • Provides expert advice to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Management, and other staff and represents management's positions on these issues within the Corporation and in administrative and judicial forums.
  • Provides legal support and advice to Corporation staff on questions of law and administrative policy, frequently on extremely complex and time-sensitive legal matters.
  • Provides expert legal advice to the following offices: Chief Financial Officer and the Budget Office In addition to providing legal advice to one or more Program Offices; Grants Management; Budget; Audits and Oversight; Office of External Affairs, Research and Evaluation; and/or Government Relations.
  • Independently plans and carries out legal research, and prepares written memoranda, advisory opinions, correspondence, litigation reports, and pleadings, memoranda of facts and law, and briefs; conducts discovery and other pretrial proceedings; and argues cases on behalf of the Corporation, as appropriate.
  • Provides drafting, and other technical support to support the agency's policy-making and rule-making agenda relating to national and community service programs.
  • Provides drafting and related legal support for the agency's legislative agenda.
  • Reviews Corporation policies concerning program activities, decisions, and/or actions to ensure that they are legally sufficient and do not exceed Corporation discretionary parameters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen A 2-year probationary period is required for new Federal employees Merit Promotion applicants must submit a SF-50 to verify Status and grade Must be telework ready Satisfactory completion of a background investigation

Specialized experience include demonstrating the following:To qualify for this position the applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.), a bar certification, and be a current member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.Applicants must have three (3) or more years of post-J.D.

Specialized legal experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the mid NY-04 pay band (at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 level) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include demonstrating the following:
  • Significant knowledge of Federal Appropriations and Fiscal Law.
  • Significant knowledge of Administrative Law..
  • Experience working with OGC leadership and providing clear legal advice to executives or senior officials to help agency leadership think strategically about our practices and posture to improve litigation outcomes.
  • Experience in drafting or revising organizational policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk.


Education for this position is a requirement and applicants must possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
A copy of the transcript is required.

Note: You must submit an unofficial copy of your law school transcript. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. educational standards. Failure to provide this material or evidence will result in your receiving no further consideration. Documentation required to validate qualifications received by the closing date of this announcement. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be verified.

Closing Date: 20th August, 2020

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