U.S. Postal Service Attorney (Ethics and Compliance) in Washington, District Of Columbia

U.S. Postal Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (5 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/2/2016 (10 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has the following challenging and exciting employment opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced attorney. The successful applicant will provide ethics advice and counseling to postal officials at all levels of the organization, provide ethics-based training to new and current employees, assist in coordinating the financial disclosure reporting programs, and serve as an ethics liaison to USPS area law offices. Occasional travel may be required.

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

  1. Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.

  2. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.

  3. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.

  4. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.

  5. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • To conduct USPS Business
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm
  1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.

  2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.

  3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.

  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.

  5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.

  6. Knowledge of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, the Hatch Act, and other federal laws governing the ethical conduct of executive branch employees.

  7. Ability to provide ethics-based legal advice to prepare and deliver ethics-based training programs.

  8. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.

  9. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.


To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.


Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You will be contacted via email on the status of your application.


The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

Other Information

Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status. Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

Salary Range: $79,100.00 to $159,600.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: UA-0905-01/01

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452870600

Job Announcement Number: WA-1818645-TM