Attorney Examiner (General) (Administrative Judge) (Administrative Judge)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Closes
Aug 14, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

About the Position: As an administrative Judge (AJ) of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the incumbent hears and decides appeals from Federal employees, applicants for Federal employment, and Federal annuitants concerning any matter over which the Board has appellate jurisdiction.

This position is located in the Washington Regional Office, which is located at 1901 S. Bell Street, Suite 950, Arlington, Virginia 22202

This vacancy is limited to the first 75 applications received and will close at 11:59pm ET on the closing date or at 11:59pm ET on the day we reach the limited number of  applications, whichever comes first.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • 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.

    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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, 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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, 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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at the level in difficulty comparable to the GS-905-13.

    GS-905-15:  The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. Superior law student work plus four years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14; or b. Five years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14; or c. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at the level in difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14.

    ***If you are found qualified for this position, you will ONLY be considered at the grade level(s) for which you apply.***

    • 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.
    • May be subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    DUTIES:

    The Administrative Judge's (AJ) principal duty is to adjudicate appeals. As part of this process, the AJ must perform the following:

    Conduct status and prehearing conferences in order to explore the possibility of settlement and to narrow and simplify the issues in the case; advise the parties with regard to their respective burden of proof, duties, and responsibilities; oversee the discovery process; advise the parties with respect to settlement negotiations and provide them with help in facilitating that process; conduct hearings; and issue decisions. The AJ has significant discretion in managing his/her caseload in accordance with Board Policy concerning quality, production, and timeliness. The AJ's initial decision may form the bases for subsequent precedential Board or court decisions. Depending upon the result of the case, initial decisions also can have significant and lasting effects on the careers and retirements of the affected individuals. The above description of duties represents the position of an Administrative Judge who is at the full performance level, routinely assigned the most complicated and sensitive cases.