ATTORNEY ADVISOR (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL)
As the Attorney Advisor, Special Assistant to the Inspector General, you will be responsible for using a demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with the workings of the Department of Veterans Affairs to: - Manage external relationships with the immediate staff of the Secretary, the executive leadership of major VA organizational components, the Office of Management and Budget, the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), and Veterans Service Organizations; advising the Inspector General on the development and implementation of OIG-wide policies, programs, and internal management and operations; and integrating the efforts of the Assistant Inspectors General for Investigations, Audit, Management and Administration, and Healthcare Inspections to ensure accomplishment of strategic goals and objectives.- Perform sensitive duties and assignments of special importance to the Inspector General and functions at a maximum level of responsibility and with a high degree of independence and authority.
Mandatory Qualifications Requirements: To meet minimum qualifications, applicants must possess the following technical competencies. These competencies would typically be gained through experience, education, and training that reflects progressive development and achievement in managing a Federal legal program for a nationwide organization. An individual’s total experience and education must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.A. Technical Qualification – All applicants must include a narrative statement showing how their knowledge and experience relates to the following technical qualification. The narrative statement should not exceed two pages for each qualification.TQ 1: Ability to make sound and reasoned decisions, resolve difficult problems and work effectively in a fast-paced and complex organization.TQ 2: Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.In addressing these mandatory qualifications elaborate on your accomplishments, experience, training, education, and awards, highlighting the problems solved and work objectives met, i.e., the results of your effort and evidence of your success. Do not repeat entries from your narrative work history. Education Requirements: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and bar membership. All applicants are required to address the technical qualifications.
Other Information- This is a non-bargaining unit position.- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- Citizenship: The selected applicant must be a United States citizen or United States National. Proof of citizenship will be required prior to selection.- Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for an SL position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment. After appointment, the selectee will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.- Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SL will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.- Background Investigation: This position is designated as special sensitive and requires a background investigation and favorable adjudication for a Secret clearance.- Financial Disclosure: Senior Level executives are required to comply with the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement, SF 278, upon assuming an SL position, annually, and upon separation from employment.- Reasonable Accommodation: VA OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis.- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.- Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.
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