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Attorney-Advisor (General)

Legal - General Law & Ethics
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(60) $111,684–$203,633 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Office of General Law and Ethics in the Legal Division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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The incumbent provides confidential legal and policy advice primarily in the area of procurement law, and may also provide advice in government ethics and general law, such as, labor and employment, fiscal, rules of professional conduct for attorneys, travel, and information law (e.g. intellectual property, data rights, government records, information security, privileges, privacy and FOIA).

As a CN-60 (equivalent to GS-14) Attorney-Advisor, you will:

  • Independently research and analyze relevant complex Federal and state laws, regulations, Executive Orders, OMB and other government-wide directives and memoranda. May lead teams in the research and analysis of relevant subject matter.
  • Counsel clients, including senior Bureau staff and occasionally executives, with respect to legal compliance, litigation risk, and other issues.
  • Plan, research, and analyze legal issues arising from policy options and CFPB procedures.  Develop tactical and strategic plans for straightforward and somewhat complex proposed actions and agency activity.
  • Draft for review proposed agency decisions and provide legal guidance and advice as a recognized expert in a given legal specialty area.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 60

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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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