Mining Attorney-Advisor Position – Commercial Law Development Program

  • USA

Department of Commerce

Please respond only to Joe Yang, jyang@doc.gov.

Department of Commerce

Title:  Attorney Advisor

Office: Commercial Law Development Program

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the Office of General Counsel is seeking individuals with exceptional analytical, organizational and interpersonal communication skills to join our outstanding team of international technical assistance attorneys.  CLDP’s mission is to help developing countries improve the policy, legal and regulatory conditions for doing business, thereby creating better economic opportunities for local entrepreneurs and American companies doing business overseas.  CLDP provides training, advisory and consultative services to host country governments and the private sector.

The attorney serving in this position will consult with foreign government officials, assess development needs and design, implement and evaluate assistance programs that promote US policy goals and meet the host countries’ economic development needs.  Extensive and frequent travel to Afghanistan is required. For this position, fluency in Dari, Farsi or Pashto and prior experience working with foreign governments or international organizations on international trade and/or mining issues is preferred but not required.

This position may be filled at the GS-12-14 grade level. Salary Range is $79,720 to $145,629.

To qualify for a GS-12, applicants must possess a JD, active bar membership and 2 years of professional legal experience. For a GS-13, applicants must have 3 years of professional legal experience.  For a GS-14, applicants must have 4 years of professional legal experience.

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. Must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study at a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree at the time of selection.
  3. The applicant must provide proof of being an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

To be considered, please submit a current resume, law school unofficial transcript (if selected an official transcript is required), and cover letter to jyang@doc.gov.

Applicants who are not selected for interviews will not be notified that they have not been selected.