Aug 30 Deadline – Attorney Advisor, EPA Region 6


Accepting applications
Open & closing dates
08/24/2021 to 08/30/2021
Pay scale & grade
GS 11
$69,684 to $90,594 per year
Appointment type
Term – Term not-to-exceed two years. You will be expected to commit to the full term of the appointment.
Work schedule

Dallas, TX

This position is in Region 6, Office of Regional Counsel, Department of Regional Counsel, Dallas, Texas.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Provide legal advice, perform legal research, prepare legal documentation, and provide policy recommendations.
  • Participate in litigation activities.
  • Draft agency determinations, provide regulations, and Federal Register notices.
  • Perform negotiation and informal dispute resolution.
    When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
    Travel Required
    Occasional travel – You may be required to travel 25% of each month.

Conditions of Employment
An LL.B. or J.D. is required. If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. You must submit a resume and required documents—see How to Apply section. This is a term position (see Other Information on assignment limits). You must be a U.S. citizen.
Current Bar membership in good standing/law license is required. You must self-certify annually and in writing that you hold an active bar membership.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year trial period.
You must be admitted to practice before the highest court of a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and must maintain active status as a member of the bar of one of these jurisdictions.
In addition, the following specialized training or experience is desired:
To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time substantial experience equivalent to the GS-09 level working on a variety of matters related to environmental laws and assisting with drafting legal documents.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

By Office of Career Development and Opportunities
Office of Career Development and Opportunities