Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC).

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel for the Director and the Corporation on all legal issues confronting the Corporation. This includes enforcement of Title IV of ERISA through litigation, negotiation, drafting regulations and guidance, deciding administrative appeals and administration of the Freedom of Information Act. It also includes advising the Corporation on corporate governance, ethics, procurement, labor relations and privacy.


The candidate selected for this position will:

Analyze and evaluate quantitative and qualitative effectiveness of legal operations.

Provide sound business advise and strategic direction in developing programs and initiatives and metrics/reports for monitoring progress.

Coordinate legal operations and projects within department and across the Agency, as necessary.


All qualification and eligibility requirements must be met by the announcement closing date, January 11, 2022.  You may start at GS-14 grade level with an annual salary of $122,530.00, if you meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the private sector (with a law firm or corporate legal department) managing legal operations tasks, including management of outside counsel and vendors, process improvement (including utilization of technology), E-Discovery software, metrics and reporting, and budget management. Examples include: developing innovative strategies for increasing value and operational efficiency (preferably in legal operations) through optimization of internal work allocation, processes and procedures and use of technology; using alternative fee structures to determine billing for services; analyzing data to set performance metrics and establish reporting to track results; developing multi-year budget estimates to support organizational needs; and developing organizational plans, policies and procedures related to succession planning, workforce analysis and talent development.

A Masters degree or MBA is desired but not required.

The following areas of expertise are not considered creditable for the purposes of specialized experience: legal secretary; administrative assistant; IT project management; IT portfolio or Enterprise Architecture; budget analysis; procurement or contracting; facilities management; logistics; transportation; supply chain management; or financial project management.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, you must submit all the required information (including your supplemental documentation) before midnight EST on the closing date, January 11, 2022. All resumes should be five pages or less; anything over five pages will not be reviewed. Private sector formatted resumes preferred.

If you are not able to apply online or require reasonable accommodations, please contact no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For TTY/TDD users, call the Federal Relay Service toll free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 229-4111. Please complete all the steps in the online application process at USAJOBS ( You may make updates to your information at any time prior to midnight EST on the closing date of this announcement.

You may register with USAJOBS (, which will store your information and resume. You will only need to complete this step once.

All U.S. citizens, see Job Announcement number OGC-2022-0005 at

Current and former federal employees, see Job Announcement number OGC-2022-0006 at

Please see further instructions outlined in the “How to Apply” section found at the bottom of the page at the above-referenced links.

About Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

The Partnership for Public Service ranked the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in the top five best places to work among small Federal agencies!  PBGC ranked fifth out of the 29 agencies in this category, with high scores on work/life balance, benefits, job security, advancement, and organizational culture.

Are you looking for challenging, compelling, and important work?  The PBGC has a distinguished and vital mission to protect America’s pensions.  At PBGC, you will use your skills in accounting, auditing, business, finance, law, actuarial science, information technology, and more to protect the retirement income of over 35 million Americans in single employer and multiemployer pension plans.