United States of America: Attorney Advisor

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

The attorney will provide all necessary legal advice, guidance, and support on a broad array of matters involving the Privacy Act, cybersecurity, human capital, equal employment opportunity, and other administrative matters. The duties of the position are most heavily focused on the Privacy Act, cybersecurity, personnel and labor law (primarily administrative litigation) and ethics law, but also include a variety of general administrative law matters. The attorney will be the Agency’s primary authority on all laws, regulations and policies for matters falling under the Privacy Act and cybersecurity. The attorney will also be responsible for a case load of litigation in administrative fora and will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Federal Court. This responsibility includes formulating legal strategies based on case law, working with management officials in developing factual arguments, and all aspects of discovery, motion practice, and hearings. The attorney will also be responsible for identifying and strategizing settlement opportunities, and will be expected to coordinate all aspects of settlement. The attorney will provide day-to-day guidance and advice on ethics matters to all levels of the workforce, will assume responsibility for review of a portion of financial disclosure forms, and will occasionally provide ethics training. All guidance will require the attorney to conduct research of the law and to become familiar with Agency policies and practices. Although this position is based in Washington, with no direct mobility into the Foreign Service, the attorney will be working directly with overseas mission staff, and occasional travel may be required. The successful applicant will have a commitment to the mission of USAID, an enthusiasm for working in an international affairs agency, and a strong desire to work collaboratively with a diversity of points of view.

How to apply:

Please apply through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=usaid+attorney