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* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The position is located in the Regional Counsel's Office. The incumbent is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services, counsel, recommendations, reviews, and opinions regarding all functions and activities, both programmatic and administrative, assigned to personnel within the incumbent's assigned area of service which may include multiple offices or states.

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As Associate Regional Counsel of Housing Finance and Programs, you will:

* Identify and analyze problems and renders legal opinions on complex legal questions including questions which implicate multiple areas of law for which there is often no clear precedent. The incumbent actively participates in setting policy in all matters affecting HUD programs and administration in the regional office jurisdiction and exercises independent judgment and discretion in formulating responses to novel legal issues, often involving matters of first impression that involve substantial monetary sums. The legal advice provided often is precedent setting with program wide implications.
* Personally attend to the most complex, sensitive, and controversial legal problems that arise incident to the activities of the Office.
* Function as the office's liaison with the U.S. Department of Justice, meeting frequently with representatives of that agency, including the U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant States Attorneys General, attorneys representing other federal state and local agencies, including public housing agencies, state finance agencies, and members of the private bar to develop useful solutions to challenges which cut across Departmental programs as well as those that impact outside agencies and entities, both state and federal.
* Provide advice to program directors, managers and staff to ensure that the established policies, standards, and procedures pertaining to legal matters are appropriately carried out and performed.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0905 Attorney

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* U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-15, you must have been at the GS-14 level for 52 weeks.

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC is the chief legal officer of the Department, the principal legal adviser to the Secretary and staff of HUD, and the head of the Departmental Enforcement Center. OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all Departmental programs and activities, and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies. OGC also provides functional legal counsel on defensive and affirmative litigation and the development of legislation and regulations.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience for the GS-15 is defined as:

* Legal experience with federal, state and local regulations affecting single family and multifamily mortgage insurance programs, Healthcare Programs, public and assisted housing, FHA property disposition, FHA multifamily loan management, Fair Housing compliance, or community development block grant programs. AND
* Experience leading or supervising attorneys or paralegals, or comparable management and leadership experience. AND
* Coordinate the assigned activities of the office and discuss the activities with the staff assigned to both the regional and field offices.

A desirable candidate should have at least one year experience at the GS-14 grade level and has demonstrated legal knowledge in one or more of the areas described above, and has ongoing experience providing effective legal advice on complex and novel legal issues, managing a heavy workload and developing and maintaining productive working relationships with clients, other agencies and stakeholders, and the public.

For the GS-15, you must:

Have a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), plus five (5) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


Have a second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.


Have a first professional law degree (LL.B., or J.D.), plus superior law student work (academic standing in 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 school's official law review, significant summer clerkship or other evidence of clearly superior achievement) plus four (4) years of professional legal experience, at least one of which must be specialized experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.

The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/date/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.


About Department Of Housing And Urban Development

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation's fair housing laws.