Attorney Advisor

US Government, Department of Homeland Security

Joining the United States Secret Service, Office of the Chief Counsel will allow you to provide legal opinions, advice, and representation to and on behalf of the Secret Service and its protective, investigative and administrative programs and activities. Apply for this exciting opportunity to affect the agency’s mission through your legal advice, counsel and representation. For more information on the Secret Service clickhere.


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Job Grade: 11
Total Openings:


The selectee will serve as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel. Typical work assignments include: Performing legal research and providing oral and written advice and, counsel related to legal issues involving or impacting Secret Service protective, investigative, and administrative responsibilities.
Representing the Secret Service in administrative forums such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and Government Accountability Office.
Providing litigation support to the U.S. Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Offices, to include support regarding discovery matters in federal civil litigation.
Conducting training in various areas of the law that impact the Secret Service’s mission.
Providing legal services and advice in the areas of fiscal law, personnel law, procurement, ethics, Federal Tort Claims Act claims, garnishments, Equal Employment Opportunity issues, employee disciplinary matters, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act appeals, electronic surveillance laws, investigative and protective technologies, computer searches and seizures, and privacy and constitutional laws that pertain to criminal and protection related investigations. This Attorney Advisor position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11 step 1), with potential to $159,286 (GS-14 step 10).


Applicants must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.
Applicant must have demonstrated superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
Experience as a practicing attorney or as a judicial law clerk is preferred.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Job Requirements:

As required byExecutive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.If selected,you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021.We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.
Due to COVID-19, U.S. Secret Service 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 on this announcement within 30 days. 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.
If selected for this position, you will be required to: Obtain and maintain a Top Secret Tier 5clearance.For more information visitOPM Mythbuster Page.
Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
Males born prior to December 31, 1959 must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
The person selected for this position may be subject to a one-year trial period.

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