General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 20, 2023
Closes
Jan 27, 2023
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • The below description of duties represents the position of a non- supervisory attorney in the Office of General Counsel who is, at the full performance level, working on a mix of cases that spans the range of levels of complexity and difficulty.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepares draft opinions and orders on petitions for enforcement, court remands, and other matters as assigned.
  • Represents the Board in proceeding before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, other appellate courts, the district courts, and administrative tribunals; monitors cases litigated by the Department of Justice on the Board's behalf.
  • Prepares legal opinions on specific points of law in cases under review by the Board, and on the legal implications of policies and regulations proposed or issued by OPM, and on other issues important to the agency.
  • Provides legal advice on federal contracts, procurement, and appropriations law.
  • Also provides legal advice on one or more of the following areas:
  • Internal labor relations and employment matters; ethics; the Freedom of Information Act; the Privacy Act; the Sunshine Act; the MSPB's Touhy and other regulations; the Administrative Procedure Act; and relevant legislation.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position.
  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • This position is designated a public trust position and is subject to satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of initial background investigation as a condition of employment.
  • In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations, the incumbent of this position may be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.


Qualifications

To qualify, you must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, Territory, or the District of Columbia and meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-905-13: The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. Superior law student work plus two years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12; or b. Three years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12; or c. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus two years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12.

GS-905-14: The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. Superior law student work plus three years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-13; or b. Four years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-13; or c. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus three years of professional legal experience in either employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, or fiscal law (federal contracts, procurements, and appropriations), one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-13.

Education

Please see educational qualification requirement information above.

Additional information

  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: 1-800-877-8339.
  • MSPB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER and employment decisions are based on merit factors only. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in an employment decision by this agency, you have the right to seek counseling to resolve your complaint. You must do so within 45 days of the alleged discrimination action. If you desire to seek counseling, call the MSPB Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at 202 653-6772, Ext 4405.