Attorney Adviser (General), CG-0905-15

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Posted Jan 29
Full Time
New York

Help Duties

  • Provides advice, assistance, and recommendations and serves as one of the region’s senior staff members on highly complex, high profile legal issues, the interpretation and enforceability of pertinent banking laws, and the appropriate handling of questions, actions and applications involving various sections of the FDI Act, and other pertinent laws and regulations related to banking.
  • Prepares legal advisory opinions in response to questions and issues relating to the interpretation of Federal Deposit Insurance Act (“FDI Act”), Federal banking laws and regulations, and various statutes and regulations governing the activities, operations, and structure of open operating financial institutions.
  • Acts as project lead and coordinates and reviews the work of attorneys on specific complex applications, interpretation, and projects.
  • Oversees and reviews the work of and trains law clerks, paralegals, and less experienced FDIC attorneys, as directed.
  • Works closely with staff members in other government agencies, including the Federal Reserve Board and Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and state banking departments.

Requirements Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Active bar membership is required as a condition of employment.

Background Investigation (BI) required


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience performing duties as an attorney that include preparing substantial memoranda or other legal documents; conducting complex legal research; and orally presenting analyses, conclusions, and recommendations relating to the interpretation and application of the statutes and regulations governing financial institutions

This position has a positive education requirement, transcripts must be provided showing degree conferred.

  • Education: All attorney and law clerk trainee positions have a minimum requirement of completing a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from an accredited school (accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Bar Membership: All attorney positions require current active bar membership (hold active license to practice law). Admission to the bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court is acceptable. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with the FDIC. Active Bar membership must be verified prior to appointment.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors – if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Additional Information

See requirements stated under QUALIFICATIONS.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

Evidence of current bar membership in good standing will be confirmed prior to appointment.

Selectee(s) for this position will be required to report to their duty station office at least 1 day per pay period beginning January 2, 2024, and at their supervisor’s direction to support mission and project needs. In person reporting requirements are expected to increase in July 2024.

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