Job Posting: Attorney-Advisor at the Smithsonian Institution
Job Title:Attorney-Advisor (General)
Job Announcement Number:12A-CR-297813-OTH-OGC
position is located in Office of General Counsel, OGC, Smithsonian
Institution, which provides legal advice to the Smithsonian Board of
Regents, the Secretary, and other executive and program officers
on matters involving the administration of the Smithsonian's nine
research centers, 19 museums and the National Zoological Park. The
incumbent of this position is responsible for providing legal advice in a
fast-paced environment under the supervision of the General Counsel and
the Deputy General Counsel.
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
Completion a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
Submission of a Cover Letter
legal oversight for the planning, initiation, and direction of
Smithsonian programs, including the impact of legal issues on
Provides guidance to Smithsonian officials and external organizations seeking assistance from the Office of General Counsel.
reviews, and negotiates a broad range of contracts and other
transactional documents, both federal and non-federal, with an emphasis
on all aspects of procurement, construction contracts, and real estate
Smithsonian officials on matters related to privacy; represents the
Smithsonian Institution in legal matters and administrative proceedings
pending before a variety of agencies and administrative forums.
is no OPM qualification standard established for positions in the
Attorney-Advisor 0905 series, and agencies may establish their own
standards for these Excepted Service positions. The Office of Human
Resources, Office of General Counsel, Office of the Inspector General,
and Office of Contracting and Personal Property Management established
the following qualifications criteria for Smithsonian attorney
Qualified candidates must (1) possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or
equivalent degree from a law school accredited by the American
Association of Law Schools, and (2) be a member in good standing of the
Bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
To learn more, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/317779800.