Appellate Attorney with the Office of the Solicitor General

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:56 PM | Anonymous


 GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT NO: #17-023 

POSITION TITLE: 

APPELLATE ATTORNEY 

(Office of the Solicitor General) 

POSITION GRADE & SERIES: LS-13/1 to 14/8 

SALARY RANGE: $94,915 – $138,335* 

Salary in this range will be based on a multitude of factors including applicable rules, regulations and guidelines. 

*Part-time position available with salary prorated accordingly. 

OPENING DATE: February 6, 2017 

CLOSING DATE: March 3, 2017 

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: Permanent

*Part-time position may be available with salary prorated accordingly. 

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to the Public 

WORKSITE LOCATION: 

Office of the Attorney General 

for the District of Columbia 

Office of the Solicitor General 

441 4th Street NW 

Washington, DC 20001 

NO. OF VACANCIES: One (1) 

 This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1403 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is seeking an experienced appellate attorney for a position within the Office of the Solicitor General. 

The Office of the Solicitor General is responsible for the District’s civil and criminal appellate litigation and handles high-profile matters of both local and national importance. The Office practices most frequently before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. There are two sections within the Office of the Solicitor General. This position is with the Civil and Administrative Appeals Section. These appeals cover a variety of substantive areas including constitutional law, employment law, contracts, torts, tax, and administrative law. 

The Office seeks an experienced attorney to handle a high volume of briefs and appellate arguments, principally in the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Circuit. The candidate should have the following qualifications: 

1. J.D. degree and an active bar membership. If the successful candidate is not a member of the D.C. Bar, he/she must be sworn into the D.C. Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment; 

2. Significant litigation experience (5+ years preferred); 

3. Substantial knowledge of D.C. law or broad experience in areas of law relevant to D.C. government practice; 

4. Exceptional legal research and writing skills; 

5. Strong oral advocacy skills; and 

6. Appellate clerkship experience strongly encouraged. 

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter detailing qualifications, writing sample, law school transcript (if graduated from law school in the last five years), and a list of three references to OAG.RecruitmentAttorney@dc.gov addressed to Arlyntha Love, 441 4th Street NW, Suite 1100 South, Washington, D.C. 20001. 

In your cover letter, please indicate the vacancy announcement number and whether you are interested in full-time or part-time employment. Current government employees should also submit a copy of their performance evaluation for the prior rating period. Applications must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017. 

ELIGIBILITY: The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. 

OTHER INFORMATION: The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks. 

PRIORITY CONSIDERATION: Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Candidates who are eligible for the District of Columbia’s Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified. 

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government’s retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia’s government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment. 

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Applicants claiming veterans’ preference must submit official proof at the time of application. 

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1998, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, genetic information or political affiliation. 

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, genetic information, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. 

OFFICIAL JOB OFFERS ARE TO BE MADE ONLY BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES SECTION OF THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 


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