Attorney Advisor

USAID

About the organization

USAID is an independent Federal government agency that leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. USAID operates in more than 100 countries and plays a critical role in promoting U.S. foreign policy and national security interests. USAID is committed to a diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace where everyone has an opportunity to thrive. The Agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy commits USAID to improving and enhancing diversity throughout the Agency, enhancing inclusion and equity for everyone in the workplace, and strengthening accountability for promoting and sustaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive Agency culture.

Duties

Under the supervision of the Cybersecurity Counsel Attorney Advisor (GS-15) in the Office of General Counsel’s Ethics and Administration Division (GC/EA), the incumbent performs the following duties: (At the GS-14 Equivalent level, with minimal supervision, and at the GS-13 Equivalent level, with moderate supervision)

● Provides legal advice and guidance with respect to statutory authority and implementation of all programs, including providing interpretations of Executive Orders, regulations, and government-wide policies.

● Reviews all proposed Agency Automated Directives Systems (ADS) changes and additions to ensure that such issuances are in accord with relevant authorities and makes revisions where necessary in order to ensure compliance.

● Interprets, determines, and applies the authorities and requirements included in a variety of relevant legal sources, including: the Foreign Assistance Act, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Administrative Procedures Act, Federal Records Act, Foundations in Evidence-Based Policy Making Act, Federal Information Technology Reform Act, Federal Information Security Modernization Act, E-Government Act, Clinger Cohen Act, Anti-Deficiency Act, government-wide guidance issued including guidance from OMB, NIST, DHS, and GSA, and other applicable statutes, Executive Orders, regulations, policies, and case law.

● Provides legal advice and guidance to support GC/EA’s portfolio

Qualifications

At the GS-14 Equivalent level:

Law degree from a University accredited by the American Bar Association, and be a member in
good standing of a State bar. At least three (3) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include
experience (a) providing legal advice, guidance, and support to negotiate and draft binding and
non-binding agreements, including memorandums of understanding and/or interagency
agreements; (b) providing legal advice and guidance on the interpretation and implementation of
laws, regulations, and policies; (c) providing legal advice and guidance on collection,
maintenance or disclosure of data; and/or (d) other legal experience relevant to the job duties
above.

At the GS-13 Equivalent level:

Law degree from a University accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in
good standing of a State bar. At least two (2) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include
experience (a) providing legal advice, guidance, and support to negotiate and draft binding and
non-binding agreements, including memorandums of understanding and/or interagency
agreements; (b) providing legal advice and guidance on the interpretation and implementation of
laws, regulations, and policies; (c) providing legal advice and guidance on collection,
maintenance or disclosure of data; and/or (d) other legal experience relevant to the job duties
above.

Salary

GS-13 $106,823 - $138,868 or GS-14 $126,233 - $164,102 per annum

Application instructions

USPSC Offeror form AID 309-2. “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals,” Offerors are required to complete sections A through I. This form must be physically signed. Electronic signatures will not be accepted.

AID 309-2 is available at http://www.usaid.gov/forms.

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