Appropriations Law

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Appropriations Law Vacancies

GAO’s Office of General Counsel is seeking two experienced senior level attorneys to join GAO’s appropriations law practice. Appropriations law attorneys carry out the Comptroller General’s statutory responsibility to provide opinions to Members and Committees of Congress and decisions to agency officials on matters of appropriations law. Applicants must submit a resume to legalcareers@gao.gov. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Due to power outages at the GAO headquarters building that have affected email access for GAO staff and the Legal Careers mailbox, we have extended the deadline past the date previously announced. A copy of the announcement, including instructions for submitting the application, is below.

Vacancy: Appropriations Law Attorney (PDF)

GAO’s Office of General Counsel is also seeking two experienced attorneys for the team of attorneys that provides legal advice and assistance to GAO’s Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) team, Congress, and others on a wide variety of issues associated with executing and improving the federal government’s financial management. Applicants must submit a resume to legalcareers@gao.gov. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Due to power outages at the GAO headquarters building that have affected email access for GAO staff and the Legal Careers mailbox, we have extended the deadline past the date previously announced. A copy of the announcement, including instructions for submitting the application, is below.

Vacancy: Financial Management and Assurance Attorney (PDF)

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The Comptroller General provides
  • opinions to Members and Committees of Congress, and decisions to certain agency officials on questions involving the use of, and accountability for, public funds, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3526, 3529, and

  • decisions to relieve accountable officers for certain losses of public funds, 31 U.S.C. 3527, §§ 3528.
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