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Attorney Advisor (Enforcement Attorney)

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Enforcement
Closing date:
Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; or San Francisco, CA
53, 60 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service – Permanent)


This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Enforcement. The incumbent serves as an Attorney Advisor (Enforcement Attorney). Typical assignments involve complex and difficult legal questions or factual issues concerning the interpretation or application of legislation, regulations, orders, decisions, opinions, or other legal instruments.


The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60, broadly equivalent to the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Attorneys at CFPB may be eligible for promotions subject to the Bureau's Attorney Hiring & Promotion Policy.

  • Investigate potential violations of federal consumer financial laws with regard to a variety of consumer financial products and services, using strategies such as civil investigative demands and witness interviews.
  • Analyze facts, determine legal theories, and makes recommendations regarding the initiation and resolution of enforcement actions.
  • Litigate enforcement actions in federal court and administrative proceedings, seeking civil penalties and other remedies.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Promotion Potential

  • 00 - Applicants will be selected at any one of the advertised grades based on experience and accomplishments. Candidates may be considered for promotion in accordance with Bureau policy, which does not guarantee advancement to the next grade level.

Supervisory Status

  • No

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Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service – Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens. This position is being filled under CFPB's excepted service authority. Appointment under this authority does not convey competitive status.

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