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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
. Requirements for meeting the GS-12 specialized experience:

First professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus two (2) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 in the federal service.

OR

Second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus one (1) year of professional legal experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11.

OR

Superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
1 Select the choice that best describes how you meet the requirements for the GS-12 Answer to this question is required
  • I have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus two (2) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 in the federal service.
  • I have a second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus one (1) year professional legal experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
  • I have superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus one (1) year of professional legal experience which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the requirements for this position as described above.

Grade: 13

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
Requirements for meeting the GS-13 specialized experience:

First professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus three (3) years of professional legal experience one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12.

OR

Second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus two (2) years of professional legal experience at least one year of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12.
OR

Superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
1 Select the choice that best describes how you meet the requirements for the GS-13. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus three (3) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 in the federal service.
  • I have a second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus two (2) years professional legal experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
  • I have superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus two (2) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. (0)
  • I do not meet the requirements for this position as described above.

Grade: 14

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
Requirements for meeting the GS-14 specialized experience:

First professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus four (4) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13.

OR

Second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus three (3) years of professional legal experience at least one year of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13

OR

Superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
1 Select the choice that best describes how you meet the requirements for the GS-14. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus four (4) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 in the federal service.
  • I have a second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus three (3) years professional legal experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  • I have superior law student work (academic standing in the upper 1/3 of the law school graduating class, high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, winning of a moot court competition with other law schools, significant work or achievement on the schools official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus three (3) years of professional legal experience at least one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the requirements for this position as described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Are you a current HUD employee?
  • Yes
  • No
Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
3 Are you a graduate of an accredited law school with a LL.B. or J.D. degree? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please indicate the degree you received as well as the name of the law school and the school's location (city, state) where you obtained your degree. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have a current membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, Territory, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please indicate the State, Territory, City and/or Commonwealth in which you are a member of the bar of the highest court and provide your bar number. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
Specialized experience for the GS-12/13/14 is defined as:

Demonstrated legal expertise working with single or multifamily mortgage insurance programs or Office of Healthcare programs or public and assisted housing programs, or community planning and development programs; AND
Experience with federal, state and local regulations affecting real estate and housing laws such as regulations impacting municipal corporations, municipal and private financing, creditors rights, bankruptcy, or administrative law.