Deputy Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) at US Treasury, Departmental Offices

US Treasury, Departmental Offices

Full-Time

Washington, DC, USA

Not defined

19 Nov → 19 Dec

Job Description

Deputy Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) Jobs in Washington, DC at US Treasury, Departmental Offices

Title: Deputy Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs)

Company: US Treasury, Departmental Offices

Location: Washington, DC

Duties

The Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) is responsible to the General Counsel for the direction of all legal activities of the Department with regard to the following: legal issues involving the international financial institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; the G-7 and G-20 processes; international banking and securities regulation; international trade and investment; sovereign debt restructuring; energy and the environment, including climate change matters; international debt and development; a wide range of regional matters, such as those relating to China, Europe, and the Middle East; litigation-related matters involving the Treasury Department; and a range of administrative law issues. This includes extensive supervision and direction of legal activities associated with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States; supervision of attorneys performing legal research and providing legal and practical conclusions in the form of oral advice, briefings, presentations, and legal decision memoranda on extremely complex and difficult factual, legal, and policy issues; and overseeing the preparation or review of legal briefs and other litigation-related matters as well as proposed legislation, regulations, Executive Orders, and other policy-related materials.

The incumbent participates in the supervision of subordinate attorneys on the staff and the day-to-day operations of the office.

The incumbent acts for the Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs) in approving decisions, regulations, correspondence, and other documents reviewed or prepared in the office, although the incumbent may, when he or she deems it advisable, bring such matters to the attention of the Assistant General Counsel. Specifically, the incumbent’s duties include: (1) formulating legislative proposals on international monetary and trade issues and analyzing legislative proposals with regard to such issues originating in the Congress or other agencies; (2) implementing the legislative proposals after enactment; (3) assisting the preparation of Department officials for Congressional appearances falling in the area of international monetary and trade policy; (4) supervising and evaluating the work of the attorneys and support staff; and (5) formulating and implementing proposals relating to day-to-day management of the office.

The incumbent establishes and maintains continual contact with the Under Secretary (International Affairs). The incumbent also consults with officials and attorneys in other departments and agencies on matters relating to the responsibilities of the Assistant General Counsel (International Affairs). In these contacts, the incumbent speaks authoritatively for the Assistant General Counsel.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

All groups of qualified individuals.

Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

Financial disclosure is required.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Qualifications

Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

Directing the work of an organizational unit

Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects

Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance

Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications will result in your application being disqualified. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants that are not already QRB certified, must submit a separate written narrative addressing the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear and concise, emphasizing your scope and level of responsibility, the complexity of programs managed, your initiatives and accomplishments, and the results of your actions. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:

Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision

Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building

Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility

Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management

Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide.

Challenge – Describe a specific problem or goal.

Context – Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

Action – Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

Result – Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative that addresses each of the MTQs separately. The narrative must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. In addition to the ECQs,

applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ 1. Ability to supervise a professional staff engaged in providing legal advice on national security reviews of foreign investment and international legal issues to senior officials.

MTQ 2. Diversified legal experience dealing with highly complex national security and international legal issues.

MTQ 3. Experience working with government organizations, domestic and foreign, as well as international institutions and convention bodies, particularly with regard to national security and international economic issues.

Education

Applicants must have a J.D. Degree Applicants must be a member of a BAR.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed in your welcome letter on your first day. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency’s telework policy. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

1. Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements will be eligible for consideration in this process. Applicants will be rated based on the quality and extent of their leadership skills, technical experience, and accomplishments, as shown in their résumé and as described in their Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Technical Qualifications narratives. 2. Applicants are required to submit separate narrative statements specifically addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications. These narratives are mandatory for consideration in the process. The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the job-specific Technical Qualifications. To assess the executive potential of each candidate, applicants must demonstrate their experience relevant to each ECQ. The ECQ narrative must show specific examples of the applicant’s accomplishments and experience as it relates to the OPM-defined competencies and associated ECQs. Each example should clearly describe the setting in which the experience was acquired (e.g., organizational size, level, budget, and challenges), the specific actions taken to address the challenges, and the impact/result the action had on the organization/agency/government/public. Examples should clearly correlate to the experience listed in the applicant’s résumé. 3. a. Current or former career Senior Executive Service employees are not required to address the ECQs, but it is MANDATORY to provide the Technical Qualifications narrative, a résumé, and a SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES. b. SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) graduates who have not been appointed to a career Senior Executive Service appointment are not required to address the ECQs, but it is MANDATORY to provide the Technical Qualifications narrative, a résumé, and a copy/proof of your OPM QRB certification. 4. Qualified applicants will be evaluated by a panel of current agency executives. Those determined best qualified will advance in the process and may be offered the opportunity to participate in the interview process. The selectee must already be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB) or receive certification prior to being appointed to this position. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/#url=Overview

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

1) Resume. 2) A separate narrative of 10-pages or less that addresses the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Pages beyond the first ten (10) will not be considered in the process. Current and former career Senior Executive Service employees and graduates of a SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM’s QRB are not required to address the ECQs. ECQ narratives are MANDATORY for all other applicants in order to be considered. 3) A separate narrative that addresses each of the Technical Qualifications. It is MANDATORY for all applicants to submit this narrative. The narrative must address each of the MTQs separately and must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. 4) If applicable, SF-50 (or other personnel action that verifies civil service). Current Federal employees must submit their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents current tenure, position title, series, and grade level. Current or former SES must submit a SF-50 that documents career appointment status in the SES. 5) If applicable, Proof of OPM QRB Certification. SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) graduates that have not been appointed to the SES must submit a copy of their OPM QRB Certification. This document should be uploaded under the “other document type” field. Applicants who fail to submit ALL required documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an “Incomplete” rating. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process: You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement’s closing date. To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the “Apply Online” button and follow the prompts. You will be re-directed to the usajobs system to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary. To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application and the documentation received. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the help desk [email protected] 304-480-7300 or submit a ticket through the usajobs portal.

Agency contact information

Sherri Coleman

Phone

(202)622-1043

Email

[email protected]

Next steps

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status”. For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.” Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position. The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy

Reasonable accommodation policy

Financial suitability

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Signature and false statements

Privacy Act

Social security number request

Required Documents

1) Resume. 2) A separate narrative of 10-pages or less that addresses the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Pages beyond the first ten (10) will not be considered in the process. Current and former career Senior Executive Service employees and graduates of a SES Candidate Development Program who have been certified by OPM’s QRB are not required to address the ECQs. ECQ narratives are MANDATORY for all other applicants in order to be considered. 3) A separate narrative that addresses each of the Technical Qualifications. It is MANDATORY for all applicants to submit this narrative. The narrative must address each of the MTQs separately and must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. 4) If applicable, SF-50 (or other personnel action that verifies civil service). Current Federal employees must submit their most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents current tenure, position title, series, and grade level. Current or former SES must submit a SF-50 that documents career appointment status in the SES. 5) If applicable, Proof of OPM QRB Certification. SES Candidate Development Program (SESCDP) graduates that have not been appointed to the SES must submit a copy of their OPM QRB Certification. This document should be uploaded under the “other document type” field. Applicants who fail to submit ALL required documents WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Application will result in an “Incomplete” rating. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTATION BY 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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Federal employees – Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

Federal employees – Excepted service

Current excepted service federal employees.

Senior executives

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All groups of qualified individuals.

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