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Veterans Affairs, Inspector General Attorney-Advisor in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary OIG is organized into seven operational units: the Immediate Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Counselor, Office of Audits and Evaluations, Office of Healthcare Inspections, Office of Investigations, Office of Management and Administration, and Office of Special Reviews. In addition to the Washington, DC, headquarters, OIG has offices located in more than 60 locations throughout the country. Responsibilities The incumbent of this position serves in the Office of the Counselor to the Inspector General as an Attorney-Advisor to the Inspector General (IG) in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). In that capacity, the Attorney-Advisor is responsible for providing the IG and his/her nationwide staff of auditors, analysts, criminal investigators, and healthcare inspectors with critical legal policy advise needed to carry out the statutory responsibilities imposed by the IG Act of 1978, as amended. As an Attorney - Advisor (General), you will: Provide legal advice and guidance related to healthcare operations and delivery. Play a key operational role in the planning, coordination, and review of OIG work products, to include audits, evaluations, inspections, reviews, and investigations. Represent the OIG before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other administrative bodies. Engage in important legal policy making determinations that significantly affect OIG operations, consulting with the VA Office of General Counsel as well as VA Offices of Regional Counsel where necessary. Provide independent legal advice and guidance related to OIG operations and activities including contract law, protection and release of information, ethics and VA programs and operations. Serve as a legal advisor for OIG management, including the Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs), the Deputy AIGs (DAIGs), and other OIG supervisors at headquarters and field offices. Coordinate liaison activities with high-level VA program officials, the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, other Federal agencies, and Congress. Requirements Conditions of Employment Please refer to "Conditions of Employment." Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying. Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service.One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé. Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state or territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-15 level, you must have four (4) or more years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Representing Federal agencies or other entities in litigation; Serving as first-chair in hearings before administrative entities or courts; Providing independent legal advice and guidance on a wide range of complex agency programmatic responsibilities; Serving as liaison with high-level Federal agency program officials. Education Requirements: Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of graduation with anLL.B. or J.D (a copy of your transcript will be required if selected).A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé. Education Additional Information - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.Applicants who apply for this position may be considered for other positions within the Office of Inspector General that require the same knowledge, skills, and abilities.- This is a non-bargaining unit position.- A recruitment incentive may be offered. - We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.- Full-time telework may be temporarily required if space is not currently available at the location chosen by the selectee. Selectees will be notified prior to their start date if this is necessary. Telework on a more permanent basis will be determined by management upon completion of all telework requirements and availability needs. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:- Atwoyeartrial period may be required.- Must successfully complete a background investigation.- Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Systemor 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.- Obtain and use a Government-issued purchase card for business-related travel.- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.- Undergo an income tax verification.