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Company: Office of the Solicitor
Location: littleton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

The incumbent will provide legal services to the offices and programs of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR).

Candidates should possess experience in the full array of services related to Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA); the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, Indian Law, Federal and Indian Mineral Leasing, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). Candidates should have excellent oral communication, writing, demonstrated experience in researching and analyzing highly complex issues, and the ability to work effectively with other people, and exercise sound judgment. Some knowledge of federal administrative law, bankruptcy law, corporate law (including corporate formation and acquisition law), e-discovery and rulemaking is highly desirable for this position. Absent relevant experience, candidates should describe their interest in the foregoing areas of law.

In order to better assess your qualifications for this position, when preparing your resume, please address your experience in or familiarity with the following subject matter areas and legal authorities: Federal Indian law, Administrative Procedure Act, mineral law, contract law, and law related to natural resources. In addition, please highlight your writing skills and attention to detail; address your experience in or familiarity with document review in a legal context including FOIA processing, conducting extensive research, and writing legal memoranda and opinions, and providing legal advice or recommendations to clients, judges, and/or senior attorneys; litigating in Federal court/Federal administrative forums and preparing litigation documents as needed; evidentiary privileges and e-discovery, including familiarity with technology associated with the electronic search, retrieval, and review of documents; and, familiarity with Microsoft software applications (MS Word, Excel, etc.), Adobe Acrobat, Windows, and corresponding with clients.

Basic Qualification Requirements

Applicants must be law school graduates with LL.B. or J.D. degrees AND applicants must be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

Applicants must also meet one of the following:

  • --possess at least 1-year of professional legal experience following law school graduation; OR
  • --have a second professional law degree; OR
  • --meet any of the criteria indicated below:
    • (a) academic standing in top one-third of law school graduating class;
    • (b) graduation with academic honors;
    • (c) significant participation on the law school's law review;
    • (d) significant participation in the law school's moot court competition;
    • (e) significant participation in a clinical legal aid program;
    • (f) significant summer law office clerk experience; or
    • (g) other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.

GS-12/13/14: I n addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements described above, applicants must also have the following additional years of professional legal experience for the grade level indicated:

  • --GS-12 = 1 year
  • --GS-13 = 2 years
  • --GS-14 = 3 years

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

  • 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.
  • Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: .

Keywords: Office of the Solicitor, Littleton , Attorney, Other , littleton, Colorado

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