ATTORNEY (LABOR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 21, 2017
Closes
Aug 11, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Postal Service ("USPS") is an independent government agency that relies on postage and fees to fund operations. Each day the Postal Service receives and delivers over 680 million pieces of mail to more than 152 million addresses. Employing more than 500,000 employees, the USPS services over 8 million customers daily at nearly 30,000 post offices. In addition, mail is collected from over 280,000 points - including street mailboxes - across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Virgin Islands and American Samoa. Though the USPS has a monopoly on delivering non-urgent letters, the USPS faces competition for services such as package delivery.

Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has the following challenging and exciting employment opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced attorney. The successful candidate will provide advice and representation concerning a broad array of labor and employment statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will represent the Postal Service in collective bargaining and in very large and complex matters before rights arbitrators, interest arbitrators, and in federal courts. Finally, the successful candidate will provide counsel, training and representation for OSHA related matters including OSHA inspections, OSHA complaints and OSHA Section 11(c) whistleblower protection complaints. Periodic overnight business travel is required.

Come work in an energetic, lively and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
6. The three years of required experience must include at least two years of experience practicing complex labor law before arbitrators, administrative agencies or federal courts consisting of work on class actions, collective actions, interest arbitration, rights arbitration or collective bargaining involving large bargaining units OR in the alternative, completion of an Article III federal judicial clerkship.
7. Knowledge of class actions, collective actions, interest arbitration, rights arbitration or collective bargaining involving large bargaining units.
8. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
9. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.

Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Sensitive Clearance requires a background investigation, a criminal records check, and proof of US citizenship. Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screen to meet the Inspection Service's requirement.

SPECIAL CONDITION: Willingness to undergo mandatory periodic health examinations and blood tests. Willingness to respond to emergency situations utilizing the most expeditious means. Willingness to work long hours and irregular schedules are both which may include considerable travel.

Other


DUTIES:

1. Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
2. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
3. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
4. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
5. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.