Job opening: Staff Attorney
Salary: $94 199 - 145 617 per year
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The United States Sentencing Commission is seeking a staff attorney to participate in the substantive policy development of the Commission and provide legal support for the Commission's training, research, data, legislative, and administrative functions.
Responsibilities include, but are not be limited to:
Analyzing federal case law, circuit conflicts, and crime and sentencing legislation
Conducting in-depth legal research related to the application of the federal sentencing guidelines, administrative law, and federal agency practice
Preparing correspondence, legal memoranda, and analytical reports
Participating in staff working groups that focus on new legislation, guideline amendments, or other sentencing issues.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must possess a law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Federal court of general jurisdiction. Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. Applicants must have one year of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This one year of specialized experience must have been at, or equivalent to, the next lower grade from the grade being considered. For example, to qualify for the GS-13, one year of specialized experience must have been gained at, or equivalent to, the GS-12.
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter or separate narrative statement that addresses each KSA factor listed below. Each factor should be addressed separately and include a description of the demonstrated experience that is directly related to the duties, responsibilities, and KSA factors for this position.
Excellent legal analysis, writing, and editing skills. The applicant must possess the ability to express, orally and in writing, complex legal issues in clear and succinct language so that the concepts are understood by both lawyers and non-lawyers
Skill in planning, organizing, setting priorities, and completing multiple tasks of varying complexity
Administrative and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated technical abilities, such as computer experience and knowledge of software applications used to conduct legal research and document preparation
Preference will be given to applicants who have one or more of the following qualifications:
Federal criminal trial or appellate experience.
Experience as a state appellate law clerk or federal judicial law clerk.
Outstanding academic credentials and/or law review or moot court experience.
Applicants must possess a law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
- Address United States Sentencing Commission
One Columbus Circle NE Suite 2-500
Washington, DC 20002
- Name: Corinne Smith
- Phone: 202-502-4500
- Email: [email protected]