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Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Associate General Counsel)

This Position is located in the Legal Division (LD), Regulatory Branch. The LD is the principal legal adviser to the Commission and to leadership in the divisions within the agency on a variety of issues involving the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), rules promulgated thereunder, and other federal statutes having implications for the work and administration of the agency.

This position serves as a Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Associate General Counsel) in the Regulatory Branch.  The Regulatory Branch primarily provides advice and support to operational divisions and the Commission on a wide range of issues involving the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), rules promulgated thereunder, and other federal statutes having implications for the work and administration of the agency, such as the Administrative Procedures Act, bankruptcy laws, federal securities, and banking laws.  In particular, the branch provides substantive guidance to the divisions on matters relating to the implementation or interpretation of the CEA and assessing compliance by registered entities with applicable provisions of the CEA and Commission regulations.  In this capacity, the branch reviews all Commission initiatives, including rulemakings and orders, as well as staff no-action letters and advisories. The branch also advises on legislative developments that impact the CFTC’s programs.   

The incumbent has supervisory responsibility for attorneys to include providing guidance to staff; assigning projects and issues and informs staff attorneys relevant background information which must be considered, and any important policy considerations that will govern developments in the matter; identifying training opportunities and assisting staff in identifying career goals; monitoring staff workload and workflow to ensure productivity and efficiency; establishing clear performance goals and objectives with all staff, serving as first-line rating official, and reviewing and updating position descriptions as needed; interviewing, hiring, training, approving or disapproving leave, effecting minor disciplinary measures; hearing and resolving complaints from employees, as well as assuring sound affirmative action and equal employment opportunities. The incumbent also assists the Deputy General Counsel with the development and establishment of program objectives.

Position: Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Associate General Counsel)
Organization: Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $173,972 to $253,300
Posting Start Date: 11/19/2020
Date Posted: 11/19/2020
Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Favorable Background/Security Investigation

  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

  • Must serve a two-year trial period

  • Must serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.

Qualifications

CT-15: Candidates with a law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar membership and five years of relevant legal experience after completion of law school. At least one year of this experience must have been at a level of responsibility and difficulty to that of the position at the next lower level in the federal service (e.g., GS/CT-14) and clearly demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties to deal with cases characterized by complex legal or factual issues which require a level of original and creative legal endeavor.

Specialized Experience should include: Extensive knowledge and experience in Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), rules promulgated thereunder, and other Federal statutes having implications for the work and administration of the agency, such as the Administrative Procedure Act, bankruptcy laws, federal securities and banking laws. Thorough knowledge of general administrative law including the Administrative Procedure Act and knowledge of commodity, securities, or banking law and/or markets. Outstanding skill in research and analysis of complex legal issues; and Excellent written and oral advocacy skills.

Education

Education: Successful completion of a full course of study (JD) in a school of law.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet these criteria, see www.ed.gov.

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 
Required Documents

  • Resume

  • JD and Bar membership details

Optional Documents
In addition to the required documents, you may submit the following:

- A writing sample demonstrating analysis of complex legal issues.

- Cover letter

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE:  Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. You must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS.GOV.  To begin, click the Apply Online button within the vacancy announcement and follow the prompts to create an account using LOGIN.GOV, if you have not done so already. LOGIN.GOV will walk you through each step of the account set-up and will automatically link your USAJOBS profile to LOGIN.GOV.  Once you have established an account using LOGIN.GOV, you will then go back to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to answer the questions, and submit all required documents. If you already have established a LOGIN.GOV account or want to return to your saved application go to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to apply or view your profile.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 1-866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

 

Status: This listing expires on: 12/19/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC
Address:


Washington,  DC 20581
United States
Email:
cadkins@cftc.gov
Phone:
(202) 418-5257
Fax:
Contact:
Connie Adkins