Attorney Advisor

Job Type: 
Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
U.S. Department of Justice
FLSA Status: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Salary Level: 
Commensurate with experience

The incumbent will provide legal and policy support for the administration of OVW and its grant programs. The incumbent must respond orally and in writing to complex and novel requests for legal advice or questions involving interpretation of legislation, including the Violence Against Women Act and other applicable statutes, case law, federal regulations and other legal authorities relevant to federal grants administration, federal Indian law, and national violence against women policy. Incumbent must conduct comprehensive and extensive legal research, prepare detailed advisory opinions and memoranda, and review proposed legislation to determine its effect on OVW operations and violence against women. Furthermore, incumbent must prepare highly complex correspondence, talking points, speeches, testimony, and other materials for the Director and other Department officials.View full job description.

Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing, and have at least four years post J.D. experience.

Applicants must email a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment), a list of references, and a writing sample.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to
U.S. Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women (Attn: S. Barksdale)
145 N Street, N.E., Room 10W.1401
Washington, D.C. 20530