U.S. Postal Service Attorney (Corporate Law) in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The successful applicant will provide advice and legal analysis of high-profile initiatives related to new product development, digital initiatives, pricing and classification, rulemaking and domestic and international postal policy. The selected attorney will provide representation before the Postal Regulatory Commission, in interagency meetings, as part of U.S. delegations to international organizations, and in meetings with private firms.

The successful applicant may also advise on and facilitate a variety of commercial, governmental and other transactions, including drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, promotional and co-branding agreements, negotiated service agreements, inter-agency agreements, and business alliance agreements.

The successful applicant may also be called upon to review advertising and promotional materials, advise on social media initiatives prepare responses to inquiries from Congress, governmental entities and the public, and draft memoranda, regulations, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.

Come work in an energetic, lively and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

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  1. Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
  2. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
  3. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
  4. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
  5. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


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0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
  2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
  3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
  5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
  6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  7. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
  8. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.
  9. The three years of required experience must include: (1) three years of experience working in the commercial practice of law, including facilitating and managing transactional matters OR(2) three years of experience primarily practicing commercial litigating or federal administrative litigation, including either (a) federal court litigation concerning complex and/or contract and other commercial dispute matters or advertising regulation or advertising law, or other corporate regulatory issues; OR (b) litigation before administrative agencies or federal courts involving complex matters. Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information


The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant professional, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

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Required Documents

Cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

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How to Apply

You will need to apply via our on-line application process at www.usps.com/employment. You will need to create an applicant profile.

Once you are on the website, click "Search our latest job postings" OR select "Start your eCareer profile." You will have an opportunity to upload any requested documents to your profile.

This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are applying for.

You will receive two email confirmations:

  1. An email confirming your profile is complete.
  2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully submitted.

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Agency contact information
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US Postal Service Administrative Operations United States Postal Service Washington, DC US

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Next steps

You will be contacted via email on the status of your application.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493533800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/23/2018

Salary: $84,000 to $164,500 per year

Pay scale & grade: UA 1

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent