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Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (Staff Director, Legislative Affairs)

Director - Legislative Affairs
Closing date:
Washington, DC
71 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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA). The Staff Director of Legislative Affairs serves as the Bureau's primary liaison with Congressional Committees, individual Members of Congress, and their staff. The incumbent provides legal expertise and support on, and also communicates, the policies and viewpoints of the Bureau regarding Congressional issues, and programs and matters of interest relevant to the Dodd-Frank Act.


As a Staff Director for Legislative Affairs, you will:

  • In consultation with the Legal Division, guide, assign, supervise and conduct legal research of laws, regulations, and past policies and programs related to the mission work of the Bureau's Legislative Affairs team. Determine the priorities, objectives and policies of the Legislative Affairs team; assess program strategies, objectives, and plans for short- and long-term effectiveness; evaluate operations for resource utilization and stewardship, and for financial due diligence and impacts upon CFPB; and establish and evaluate service standards and performance measures;
  • In consultation with the Legal Division, provide expert legal and policy advice to the Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and other senior leaders on all legislative matters that impact the vision, mission, and goals of the Bureau;
  • Participate in policy development, implementation, or legal interpretation; planning programs and outreach to members of Congress and their staff;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and staff of Congressional committees of jurisdiction and meet and deal with high-level individuals from Congressional committees and elsewhere in and out of government;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Bureau strategic objectives, priorities, and policies. Participate in developing and coordinating the Bureau's legal and policy positions on legislative and regulatory matters.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Promotion Potential

  • 71

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

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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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