Bonneville Power Administration Attorney-Adviser (General) in Portland, Oregon
Summary This position is located within the Office of General Counsel (L), Transmission section (LT), Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The purpose of this position is to serve as an Attorney-Adviser (General), providing advice and counsel on matters that fall within the functions of a federal power marketing agency. Responsibilities As an Attorney-Adviser (General) you will: Serve as an Attorney-Adviser (General) involved in rendering legal advice and service. Render legal advice to managers and staff on administrative and policy matters. Analyze and interpret various federal and State laws, orders, rules and regulations, and judicial opinions and orders relating to BPA. Participate in quasi-judicial proceedings both intra-departmental (BPA rate cases, personnel actions) and before regulatory bodies. Assist in preparing and reviewing decision documents for consideration and adoption by the Administrator or his designee. Research, write, edit, and analyze memoranda, motions, pleadings, discovery and briefs involving litigation in various courts. Draft, negotiate, or examine contracts or other legal documents required by BPA's activities. Assist in BPA matters involving outside entities including but not limited to BPA's customers, customer groups, industry trade groups, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, and other stakeholders. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, unless you request a legally required exception from this requirement. As part of onboarding, you will need to submit DOE's Certification of COVID-19 Vaccination for Prospective Federal Employees attesting to truthfulness that you are fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021, or prior to onboarding, if hired after November 22, 2021. Once onboard, you will then be required to provide proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system and certify the documentation you provide is true and correct under penalty of perjury. Providing a knowing and willful false statement on either DOE's COVID-19 Vaccination Form prior to starting or when providing proof of vaccination in DOE's MyEnergy system once onboard is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (18 U.S.C. 1001) and will result in termination from Federal service. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. A two year trial period may be required. On occasion, long hours may be involved, some of which may be outside the normal office environment. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENT: Professional law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.) is required for professional knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, and underlying concepts of a professional law degree (L.L.B. or J.D.). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-11: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J. D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform legal work. Specialized Experience Requested by Management: 1) Supporting an organization in providing advice and counsel on various federal regulations; 2) conducting specialized or tailored training; and 3) drafting departmental level policies. GS-12: Must have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J. D.) and membership in a State or District of Columbia bar and one year of professional (attorney) legal experience and advanced educational attainments that clearly indicate the ability to independently perform complex legal work. Specialized Experience Requested by Management: 1) Conducting complex legal analysis on various federal and State laws, orders, rules and regulations, and judicial opinions; and 2) applying department policies to departmental programs/operations or personnel. Education This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible". Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov Information on how to create a federal resume https://www.usa.gov/government-jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo Reasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps Veterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/vi Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviors We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.