The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the General Counsel, is
seeking a highly qualified attorney to join the Public Health Division, National Institutes of
Health (NIH) Branch, providing legal advice and services to the NIH. NIH Branch attorneys
advise on a wide array of highly visible, complex, and often precedential public health matters.
This position offers a range of experience, significant responsibility, and intellectually engaging
work. We are looking for strong legal, communication, and interpersonal skills. Salary is from $72,750-172,500 (GS Grade 11-15). To apply, please submit a short cover letter explaining your interest or experience in providing legal advice on health-related matters; a resume; 1-2 writing samples, not to exceed 10 pages; a copy of your law school; proof of active bar status in good standing and eligibility to practice law in a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. These materials should be addressed to Mr. David Lankford at OGCVacancy@mail.nih.gov. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. Electronic applications only. Application deadline is December 20, 2021