Job Title: Attorney-Advisor, (General) GS-0905-12,13, 14, 15
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Job Announcement Number: SO-OGC-2013-0008
SALARY RANGE: $68,809.00 to $147,857.00 / Bi-weekly
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, May 20, 2013 to Monday, June 10, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0905-12/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent (Excepted Service) - Full-Time
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 15
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in Saint Petersburg, FL
WHO MAY APPLY: All U. S. Citizens
PLEASE SEE HOW TO APPLY SECTION FOR PROPER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Unlock secrets in deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources...it's all in a day's work at NOAA! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. A career that makes a world of difference!
A great opportunity is now available to be part of a team of attorneys for a federal agency with authority over oceans, coastal zone management, and marine sanctuaries. NOAA is a premier environmental agency, which is located within the Department of Commerce, and employs over 12,000 individuals nationwide. The agency's mission is to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources and to understand and predict changes in the earth's environment to meet the Nation's economic, social and environmental needs. For more information see www.noaa.gov.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of General
Counsel seeks an experienced Attorney Advisor for the Enforcement Section, St. Petersburg, FL, to join a national staff of employees who each year prosecute hundreds of violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and other marine resource laws enforced by the Secretary of Commerce.
Applicants please send your application material only to the email address: GCEnforcement.firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Octavia Saine, Executive Officer, NOAA Office of the General Counsel, Herbert C. Hoover Office Building, 14th & Constitution Ave., NW, Suite A100, Washington, DC 20230.
Applicant must successfully complete a background security investigation.
Some domestic and foreign travel required.
Position is in the excepted service.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Must be suitable for Federal Service and must be U.S. Citizen.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
The Attorney Advisor will work together with other members of the Enforcement Section in the prosecution of violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and other marine resource laws enforced by the Secretary of Commerce. In addition to prosecuting cases and working closely with NOAA's investigative agents, the Enforcement Section provides guidance on legislative and regulatory issues with enforcement implications, works with the Department of Justice on appropriate cases, trains Coast Guard and NOAA investigators and works with the state and tribal law enforcement personnel. The Enforcement Section also works closely with the Department of State to develop effective enforcement positions in the international arena to combat illegal fishing. For additional information about the office, see http://www.gc.noaa.gov/enforce-office.html
NOAA prefers applicants with experience working with federal environmental and conservation statutes and with an enforcement background. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and to identify and resolve complex legal issues. Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to manage a large project independently, work as a member of a team, assimilate large amounts of material quickly, and balance a diverse workload. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, and be an active member of a state bar or the bar of the District of Columbia.
Applicants must be a U. S. citizen to qualify for this position. Applicants must meet the basic entry requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards for General Schedule (GS) positions and instructions. Significant academic achievement in law school (such as graduation in top third of class, graduation with honors, judicial clerking experience, or participation in moot court or law review) will be favorably considered.
Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited law school, and be an active member in good standing of a state bar or the bar of the District of Columbia.
Applicants must meet the basic entry requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule (GS) Positions Policies and Instructions:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applications will be evaluated based on the Qualifications described below. Please be advised that NOAA Attorney positions are in the Excepted Service. As such, these positions are not covered by the usual civil service hiring procedures. There is no numerical rating system through which to apply veterans preference; however, the NOAA Office of General Counsel considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume, and to attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD Form-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
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NOAA offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
NOAA GC will not pay relocation expenses or moving costs.
HOW TO APPLY:
Application may be made by sending a resume and cover letter to Octavia Saine, Executive Officer, NOAA Office of the General Counsel, Herbert C. Hoover Office Building, 14th & Constitution Ave., NW, Suite A100, Washington, DC, 20230 or by e-mail to: GCEnforcement.email@example.com.
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by June 10, 2013. In your cover letter or an attachment, please explain how your experience, education, training, activities, or awards relate to the qualification listed above. Also explain why you are interested in working for the NOAA Office of the General Counsel. Please include your e-mail address and your day and evening telephone numbers, and indicate the best time to reach you by telephone.
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience with cover letter. Your resume must indicate your citizenship, and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal Service, please include the grade level for the position(s).
Education. You must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to
for more information.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/diplomamills/diplomamills.
html#foreign-credential. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Octavia G. Saine
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Department of Commerce, NOAA, OGC
14th & Constitution Ave, NW
Suite A100, Room A123
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Applicants will not be notified that their application has been received. Interviews may be arranged at the discretion of NOAA for those subject to further consideration based upon qualifications.