COUNSEL, CG-0905-15

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Applicants who are not employees of FDIC should apply under FDIC announcement number 2014-HQ-B1279. Time-Limited not-to-exceed 2 years; may be extended up to an additional two years. Full-Time Excepted Service, This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation and Resolutions Branch, General Litigation Section, Corporate Litigation Unit, Arlington, VA of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of identifying and handling complex litigation and other legal problems.
The candidate selected will be offered a time-limited appointment not-to-exceed two years, which may be extended to a maximum of four years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations. - Responsible for identifying and handling complex litigation related regulatory litigation, including challenges to closings and the appointment of a receiver or conservator, challenges to or litigation involving assistance to both open and closed insured banks, challenges to agency actions taken pursuant to FDIC regulations or the Federal Deposit Insurance Act holding company litigation, suits against officials and employees of the FDIC, depositor insurance claims, constitutional and other similar tort claims against FDIC-Corporate counterclaims and other special issues arising in professional liability litigation, collections, FOIA litigation, and other matters.
Serves as trial counsel in assigned litigation and non-litigation matters, including complex litigation in which incumbent oversees a staff of other attorneys, paralegals and clericals.
Provides counsel, guidance, legal advice and training to less experienced staff attorneys and assists them in developing facts related to litigation and other projects assigned to the unit.
Prepares litigation risk analysis, formal legal opinions and settlement memoranda. Reviews proposed legislation, proposed regulations and proposed congressional responses.
Responsible for preparing and/or supervising the preparation of briefs and other responses to subpoenas issued against the FDIC.
Responsible for enforcement of FDIC administrative subpoenas.
Participates in the negotiation and consummation of settlements.
Bar membership required.
Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required. Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Candidates who are eligible for veterans'' preference will receive consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. Knowledge of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the FDIC regulations and other federal banking laws, and financial institution practice and procedures.
2. Knowledge of the legal aspects of the various functions of the FDIC including corporate, receivership, and liquidation matters.
3. Skill in the area of litigation, including the procedural, strategic and policy aspects of litigation.
4. Ability to work with staff attorneys and outside counsel in supervising and coordinating the litigation of cases related to the resolution of matters within the purview of the unit.
5. Skill in legal writing and editing in order to produce analytical work products through the use of precedents and other argumentative factors to arrive at favorable decisions.
6. Skill in the negotiation, arbitration and settlement of complex legal matters
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here. Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 14 level or higher in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience handling regulatory litigation. Examples include challenges under the Administrative Procedures Act to a federal agency's decisions or regulations, litigation challenging enforcement action taken by a federal agency, and litigation involving the Freedom of Information Act.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.
Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date OR within 30 calendar days of the closing date to be eligible for this position. To begin, click the " Apply Online " button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click " FINISH " to complete the application process.
You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on " Application Status ." Click on the " Position Title ," and then select " Apply Online " to continue.
You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:
FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final signed copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form.
FDIC Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBSby signing in and selecting " Application Status. " Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement. !benefits.hms?orgId=1&jnum;=62006

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