General Attorney (Labor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The selected attorney will provide legal advice to Departmental leaders and senior officials on a wide range of matters relating to agency appropriations and authority, including the proper obligation and expenditure of Federal funds, the application of appropriations riders and prohibitions to DOL initiatives and operations, and the legal sufficiency of agency re-organizations, delegations of authority, draft appropriations and other legislative language, and responses to Congressional and other oversight, among other things. The Appropriations Law Counsel team also advises on how the Department may implement new and exciting program and policy efforts, including the American Rescue Plan Act and Inflation Reduction Act initiatives, as well as a wide range of continuing operational matters such as the management of Federal real and personal property, Secretarial protection, and agency financial reporting. Duties will include analyzing complex legal questions, often with limited precedent and on short deadlines, engaging with agency officials to obtain relevant facts, and providing formal and informal written legal opinions. The selected attorney will regularly review and evaluate interagency agreements, memoranda of understanding, Departmental policy documents, and communications to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of Inspector General.

The Office of the Solicitor's Management and Administrative Legal Services Division provides legal advice and litigation services critical to the execution of the Department's strategic vision of empowering all workers morning, noon and night, and the Department's mission to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. See The Department of Labor's Strategic Plan at https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OASAM/pmc/FY2022-2026-Strategic-Plan.pdf .

Interested persons can obtain information about working at SOL through the "SOL Ambassadors Program" ( https://www.dol.gov/agencies/sol/careers/ambassadors ).

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.


Applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.). Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Qualifications

To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U.S.; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level.

GS-12, one (1) year post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

GS-13, two (2) years post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

GS-14, three (3) years post J.D of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least two years of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Experience researching and analyzing legal issues involving one or more of the following functional areas: Federal fiscal/appropriations law, government authority and operations, and intellectual property; and
  • Experience effectively communicating, both orally and in writing, accurate legal advice on one or more of the following functional areas: Federal fiscal/appropriations law, agency authority and operations, and intellectual property.


  • Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.

    Education

    Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    Additional information

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

    Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.