Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (LABOR)

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Full Time

The Chief of the Office of Case Intake and Publication (CIP) is responsible for the timely, effective, active, and efficient administration and management of the FLRA Authority component's (the Authority's) case-docket functions, including case-documentation and tracking operations relating to the Authority's adjudication and resolution of labor-management disputes under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (the Statute).

The incumbent independently issues certain procedural orders; proofreads and cite-checks all Authority decisions before issuance and publication; oversees electronic and hard-copy case-issuance and -publication activities, as well as related Authority web content; manages the Authority's electronic case-tracking and e-Filing systems and assists in the development and enhancement of those systems; schedules, and performs other activities in connection with, post-petition conferences in negotiability cases; compiles and verifies the accuracy of Authority performance data; serves as the contact person for, and is responsible for managing, Authority subscriptions; ensures that Authority case records are maintained and preserved in compliance with required records-management and disposal laws and regulations; prepares required budgetary documents and monitors the CIP budget to ensure that expenditures do not exceed authorized levels; develops and delivers internal and external trainings on procedural and substantive issues under the Statute; and may be called upon to direct or carry out special policy, managerial, or other projects.

The incumbent supervises a small administrative and legal staff, and reports to the Office of the Chairman. The incumbent regularly interacts with other FLRA offices, the FLRA's parties, and the public. Duties may involve sensitive information and access to confidential personnel files.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a citizen of the United States.

Must be able to pass and maintain a background investigation.

Must be admitted to the Bar and be in good standing.

Must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period for New Supervisor - An Attorney is required to complete a single one-year probationary period in an initial supervisory or managerial position, regardless of how many agencies and positions in which the employee has served.

Trial Periods for Initial Appointment into the federal government or into the Excepted Service - An attorney who is a preference eligible is required to complete a one-year trial period. An attorney who is not a preference eligible is required to complete a two-year trial period. Employees who do not demonstrate that they are qualified for continued employment will be notified and separated before the trial period ends.

Background Investigation - Must pass fingerprint and criminal background investigations,

Selective Service System - Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify registration with the Selective Service System or certify being exempt from registering with the Selective Service System.


Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. These requirements include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

To be eligible for this position, you must:

Be a U.S. Citizen or National

Possess a law degree (J.D) : from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education.

Bar Membership : Applicants must currently be an active member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction.

Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as J.D. and Bar-membership information (institution name, state(s) for Bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will constitute an incomplete application. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

In addition to the eligibility requirements listed above, you must have:

Specialized Experience :

Qualifications For GS-15:

The applicant must have five years of professional legal experience or an equivalent combination of professional legal experience and education as defined below, of which three years must have been in the labor-relations field or other public-employment-law field; or have completed one year successfully performing the same or closely related work at the GS-14 level.

Specialized experience is defined as substantive experience: applying the Federal Labor Management Relations Statute, supervising attorneys and other staff members, or performing work in a legal-case-dockets or legal-publications environment.

The incumbent must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this position:
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, FLRA regulations, and Authority precedent.
  • Ability to research, analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise practical solutions to complex procedural and substantive issues and prepare and present associated findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management officials and other individuals.
  • Ability to effectively organize, review, lead, supervise, and coordinate one's own work and the work of others.

An equivalent combination of professional legal experience and education beyond the first professional law degree, of which one year must have been in the labor-relations field or other public-employment-law field; or comparable, may be substituted for professional legal experience as follows:
  • The second professional law degree (LL.M.) which requires one full year of graduate study may be substituted for one year of professional legal experience.
  • The third professional law degree (S.J.D.) may be substituted for an additional year of professional legal experience.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the federal government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position filled.


Applicant must possess a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

Additional information

  • Equal Opportunity Employer - FLRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, physical disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, union affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, or any other non-merit reason. Equal employment opportunity policy: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
  • Hatch Act - The Hatch Reform Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-94) prohibit individuals from requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2202) in effecting personnel actions.
  • Reasonable Accommodation - FLRA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the FLRA's Human Resources Division. Decisions on reasonable accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transportation and Relocation Expenses Are Not Authorized-FLRA will not pay any travel, transportation, or relocation expenses. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty are the responsibility of the selected candidate.
  • Promotion Potential - FLRA is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected for a vacancy with promotion potential. Future promotions will be dependent on performance, workforce analysis, and budget approval.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
  • Special Appointing Authorities - If you are applying under the special appointing authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled (Schedule A) or Vietnam era and disabled veterans (VRA), you will be asked to submit documents showing eligibility to non-competitively apply under Merit Assignment announcements. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking on your application. For more info on non-competitive appointments and supporting documents, please visit Federal Employment of People with Disabilities or Feds Hire Vets - Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans