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Attorney Advisor (Counsel)

Division/Office:
Legal - Law & Policy
Closing date:
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Grade:
(60) $111,684–$203,633 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only (Excepted service - Permanent)

Summary

THIS IS A VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION EMPLOYEES AT THE CN-60; OR, HIGHER PAY BAND WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE A VOLUNTARY CHANGE TO LOWER PAY BAND.

This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Legal Division, Law and Policy.  As an attorney in the Legal Division, the incumbent proactively uses legal expertise to identify novel or emerging issues/concerns and recommendations or strategies that will address them.

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Responsibilities

As an Attorney Advisor, you will:

  • Advise the Director and Bureau components on the Bureau’s authorities and jurisdiction, the interpretation of Federal consumer financial statutes and regulations, and matters of administrative law. Work in this area ensures that the Bureau takes consistent and well supported legal positions across the range of agency functions, including rulemaking, supervision, enforcement, and consumer education.
  • In matters under the guidance of management, independently research and provide written and/or oral analyses to answer complex legal questions and address issues relating to constitutional and administrative law, consumer finance law, the Dodd-Frank Act, and other laws and regulations arising out of the CFPB’s exercise of its rulemaking, supervisory, enforcement, and other authorities.
  • In complex matters under the guidance of management, independently reviews rulemaking and other documents, researching and providing written and/or oral analyses to answer questions regarding the effects of provisions of proposed legislation, or proposed changes in agency policies or regulations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 60

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Open to CFPB employees only (Excepted service - Permanent)

Current CFPB employees on permanent competitive service appointments, term-to-perm excepted service appointments, or permanent excepted service appointments. Current CFPB employees should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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