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Supervisory Attorney-advisor (general) (chief Counsel)

Company: Office of General Counsel
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:


This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of General Counsel.
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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      10/26/2021 to 11/08/2021
    • Salary

      $147,994 - $172,500 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 15
    • Help

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Newark, NJ
      • Telework eligible

      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        0905 Attorney
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

        Not Required
      • Drug test

      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • Internal to an agency

          Current federal employees of this agency. Clarification from the agency

          Current HUD Office of General Counsel employees.


          • Identify and analyze problems and render legal opinions on complex legal questions including questions which implicate multiple areas of law for which there is often no clear precedent.
          • Participate in setting policy in all matters affecting HUD programs and administration in the field office jurisdiction and exercises independent judgment and discretion in formulating responses to novel legal issues, often involving matters of first impression that involve substantial monetary sums.
          • Function as the office's liaison with the U.S. Department of Justice, meeting frequently with representatives of that agency, including the U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant States Attorneys General, attorneys representing other federal state and local agencies, including public housing agencies, state finance agencies, and members of the private bar to develop useful solutions to challenges which cut across Departmental programs as well as those that impact outside agencies and entities, both state and federal.
          • Provide advice to program directors, managers and staff to ensure that the established policies, standards, and procedures pertaining to legal matters are appropriately carried out and performed.
          • Supervise and direct the activities of the Office of Counsel, which consists of such attorneys, para-professional and clerical personnel as is necessary to provide required legal support and service to the Office. Help

            Conditions of Employment

            The official duty station for this position will be in Newark, New Jersey. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.


            You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

            Basic Requirements:
            Applicants MUST:
            (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.;
            (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
            (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.


            Specialized experience for the GS-15 include:

            For the GS-15: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
            • Demonstrate legal expertise working in areas such as single family and multifamily mortgage insurance programs, Healthcare Programs, public and assisted housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), FHA property disposition, FHA multifamily loan management, Fair Housing compliance or, community development block grant programs. AND
            • Experience with federal, state and local regulations affecting real estate and housing laws such as regulations impacting municipal corporations, municipal and private financing, creditors rights, bankruptcy, and/or administrative law and ordinances affecting real estate and housing laws. AND
            • Demonstrate experience managing or supervising attorneys and/or paralegals, or comparable management and leadership experience developed through either training, project management, or other non-Departmental activities. For the GS-15, you must:
              Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


              Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


              Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the school's official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

              The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your rsum.

              Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
              For the GS-15, you must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks.


              Attorney positions do have an education requirement.

              Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. For positions with an education requirement, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition you must provide proof of bar or your bar number in the vacancy questions.

              Additional information

              Other Information:
              • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
              • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
              • Relocation incentive will not be paid.
              • Recruitment incentive will not be paid.
              • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
              • This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
              • HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
                • A 2-year trial period is required. (unless already completed)
                • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
                • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
                • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
                • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
                • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
                • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
                • Occasional travel may be required.
                • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required. All new and current Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, unless they are eligible and approved for limited legal exemptions for medical or religious accommodation. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks after they have received the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

                  Deadlines to receive vaccine doses to meet the November 22, 2021, are listed below:
                  • If receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, the deadlines are as follows:
                    • first dose by October 11, 2021, and
                    • second dose by November 8, 2021
                      • If receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the deadlines are as follows:
                        • first dose is October 18, 2021, and
                        • second dose is November 8, 2021
                          • If receiving the..... click apply for full job details

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