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GAO's Office of General Counsel (OGC) serves GAO and the Congress, following the federal dollar wherever it goes. The scope and depth of our legal expertise is unparalleled in the federal government.

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OGC Vacancies

OGC 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)

OGC 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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