Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 134 independent non-profit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
Position: Program Counsel II or III
Posting Number: #1306
Date Posted: June 17, 2015
Location: 3333 K Street, NW,Washington, D.C. 20007-3552
Department: Office of Program Performance
Employment Status: Regular/Full-Time/Exempt
Under the general direction of the Director, Office of Program Performance, and/or his or her designee, works with grantee programs to provide programmatic oversight and to improve programs’ delivery of legal services to the eligible population. Travel is required, approximately six to eight weeks per year. This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 135.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated ability to produce professional, clear, well-written work product that requires minimal editing. Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to reach different audiences and manage conflicts. Experience analyzing complicated concepts and offering cogent conclusions. Unimpeachable integrity and adherence to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Ability to function in a discreet, diplomatic, and confidential matter. Must possess sound judgment and articulate well-informed and objective recommendations. Ability to understand trends that affect LSC, its grantees, and their clients. Ability to conduct thorough investigations and reviews through effective interviewing, research, and application of relevant regulatory authority. Must be conscientious, disciplined, versatile, and highly motivated. High degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail. Strong organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities with shifting and/or competing priorities and tight deadlines. Understanding of and commitment to organizational mission and goals. Ability to influence, motivate, challenge, and inspire confidence among others. Ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working styles.
A law degree from an accredited law school and admission to the Bar of the highest court in a jurisdiction. Must be in good legal standing. Must have at least five (5) years experience in the practice of law for a Program Counsel II position or eight (8) years experience in the practice of law for a Program Counsel III position. Must possess solid research and analytical skills. Experience conducting program quality reviews preferred.Capacity to interpret the LSC Act, Appropriations Riders, LSC regulations, policies and rules. Experience with the legal services delivery system is preferred.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$98,000 for Program Counsel II (including locality pay)
$103,000 for Program Counsel III (including locality pay)
Excellent benefits package
Submit a résumé, cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position, and salary history to:
Legal Services Corporation
Office of Human Resources (#1306)
3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20007-3522
Note: Electronic applications are preferred. If applying by email, please include the job title in the subject line. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify OHR at 202-295-1571.
LSC embraces diversity as a core value. We recognize that our success as a corporation depends upon creating and maintaining a diverse team of talented professionals, and we are committed to a workplace that reflects and supports diverse individual backgrounds and perspectives. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and non-discrimination includes race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, personal appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, family responsibilities, disability and status as a veteran, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws or regulation. We strive to have a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. LSC is an equal opportunity employer.