Monday, February 14, 2011

U.S. Office of Government Ethics Honors Attorney Position

As part of its commitment to succession planning within the Executive Branch ethics community, The United States Office of Government Ethics is establishing an Honors Attorney position. This position, open to recent law school graduates from the classes of 2009 and 2010, is a three year term limited term appointment with promotion potential to GS-12. If you have not been admitted to the bar, you will initially be appointed as a law clerk. Once admitted, you will then become a Honors Attorney. OGE anticipates this position will allow an exceptional student an entry level position in the Executive Branch and prepare the individual for transition into the Federal legal and ethics community.

The attorney will work in three primary areas for a three year period: 1) as a member of OGE’s legislative team tracking legislation, writing advisories, and participating in meetings with stakeholders in the Executive and Legislative branches; 2) conducting legal research and writing and program management of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974; and, 3) the criminal conflicts of interest statutes and the Standards of Conduct by performing special projects assigned by the General Counsel and the presidentially appointed Director of the agency.

Please see Symplicity posting for details. Application deadline is February 22, 2011.