General Attorney Advisor

Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 2/03/2020
Description This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services in multiple locations through this vacancy announcement.
The Attorney Advisor duties may include:
  • Examine and prepare appropriate response to complaints and hearing requests;
  • Prepares the answers, motions, affidavits, briefs, or other pleadings appropriate to the defense of the cases for filing in the courts or administrative tribunals in conformity with applicable rules and regulations;
  • Conducts depositions and all other discovery of adverse witnesses and performs cross examination during formal proceedings;
  • Attends pretrial and pre-hearing conferences and presents all required motions, statements, summaries, and witness lists;
  • Negotiates directly with opposing counsel regarding offers of settlements;
  • Prepares in writing and orally presents legal and factual arguments and required motions.

For more information on the Attorney Advisor positions, please refer to the link below:

https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/careers/open-opportunities/index.html

For specific details regarding the salary range for each locations, please see the "How to Apply" section below.

At the GS-11: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school and possess active bar status in good standing.

At the GS-12: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and one year of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-11 level..

At the GS-13: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and two years of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-12 level.

At the GS-14: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or LL.B from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and three years of professional legal experience post bar admission equivalent to the GS-13 level.

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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.

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