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Senior Counsel Cm

Company name
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

$152,920.00 to $243,500.00

Washington, DC

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$152,920 to $243,500 per year

Pay scale & grade

CM 02

Work schedule

Full-Time - Excepted Service,

Appointment type

Permanent - Permanent, Full-time.


1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Yes Relocation is authorized.

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

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This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate Operations Branch, Corporate and Legal Operations Section, Contracting and Risk Management Unit of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $243,500.

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The incumbent serves as a senior level manager in the Legal Division, Corporate Operations Branch, Corporate and Legal Operations Section, Contracting and Risk Management Unit and leads, supervises and manages four groups. The four groups include: the Contracts &Leasing Group (CLG), the Outside Counsel Management Group (OCMG), the Risk Management Group (RMG), and the Research & Records Management Group (RRMG). The groups consist of teams of attorneys, specialists, analysts, paralegals, law clerks and support staff who are responsible for:

• Providing legal advice on matters in connection with the drafting, award and administration of all contracting and procurement actions for the FDIC;

• Providing advice and counsel on the drafting, awarding, and administration of all contracting policies, procedures and documents related to outside counsel;

• Management of the Minority and Women Owned Law Firm program;

• The Legal Division's risk management activity, internal controls and related advisory services;

• Management and administration of the Outside Counsel Conflicts Committee, the Outside Counsel Rate Committee, and the Corporate Ethics Committee (commonly referred to as the Contractor Conflicts Committee);

• Managing the FDIC's Legal Research Bank and the Legal Division's Record Management program, which encompasses both hard copy and electronic records.

• Incumbent discharges all supervisory responsibilities including, but not limited to, assigning and reviewing work, assessing employee performance, providing counseling and coaching as necessary, and reviewing and approving leave, training and travel requests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All United States Citizens.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment

Bar membership required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

Employment Conditions.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here

Basic Qualification Requirements:

Active member of the bar.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements, applicants must have additional specialized experience as defined below:

Candidates must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CG-14 level. Specialized experience is the possession of significant public and/or private legal experience related to:

•Contracting methods, lease and/or facilities acquisitions and procurement of goods and services

•Law firm contracting and billing practices

•Risk management principles

•Records management principles


There is no substitute for education.

Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Qualified applicants will be further evaluated by a Subject Matter Expert and placed into one of three categories. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

Knowledge of contracting methods, lease and/or facilities acquisitions, contractor ethics issues, federal conflict of interest statutes, and procurement of goods and services.

Knowledge of law firm contracting and billing practices and Legal Division policies relating to same.

Knowledge of risk management principles and ability to adapt risk management program to emerging risks and evolving priorities of the agency.

Knowledge of records management principles.

Ability to manage/supervise a group of professional and support staff.

Ability to coach, counsel, and discipline employees; plan, monitor, and appraise employee performance; interview, select, and orient new employees; and train


You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here

. (Note: Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability . Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here

. Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts. If you haven't already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the Apply button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click Submit Application to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS

account and click on Applications tab. Click on the Position Title, and then select Update Application or Additional Application Information to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: Received. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

Agency contact information

James Dallas Dunn James Dallas Dunn





Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Human Resources Service Center

3501 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, Virginia

United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS

by signing in and selecting Application Status. Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Fair & Transparent

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
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Company Profile
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by: insuring deposits; examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection; making large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and managing receiverships. Vision The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies, addressing risks in the nation's financial system, and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, resolution planning, and receivership management responsibilities.

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