Attorney Adviser (General)

Expiring today

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 09, 2017
Closes
Aug 23, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

About the Position:  This position is with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Office of Appeals Counsel (OAC). The Merit Systems Protection Board is responsible for overseeing federal merit systems and enforcing compliance with merit systems principles, statutes, and regulations. One of the Board's primary functions is to adjudicate appeals of certain personnel actions and decisions of federal agencies. The Board's OAC is responsible for researching and analyzing the issues raised in petitions for review, and drafting recommended decisions in those cases for approval by the Board members. It also is responsible for performing these same duties with respect to other cases assigned to OAC, including petitions for enforcement of Board orders or Board-enforceable settlement agreements, motions for attorney fee awards, interlocutory appeals, and requests for review of arbitrators' decisions.

Application Information: This vacancy is limited to the first 200 applications received and will close at 11:59pm ET on the closing date or at 11:59pm ET on the day we receive the application limit, whichever comes first.

This position is Temporary Not-to-Exceed 1 Year.  However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. 


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel maybe 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-905-12:  The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. One year of professional legal experience at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or two years of professional legal experience, one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or b. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus one year of professional legal experience at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or c. One year of professional experience; plus superior law student work (i.e, academic standing in the upper 1/3 of an accredited law school graduating class; work or achievement of significance on the law school's official law review or moot court board; special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school-such as, election to Order of the Coif; winning of a moot court team which represents the law school in competition with other law schools, full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program-as opposed to intermittent or prior to "casual participation"; significant summer law clerk experience; or other evidence of clearly superior achievement).

    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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, 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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, 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 employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12.

    • As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position.
    • May be subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period.

    Public Trust - Background Investigation


    DUTIES:

    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
     

    • Prepares decisions for the Board to consider in the form of draft Orders, Final Orders, and Opinions and Orders, together with supporting explanatory memoranda that will provide the basis for the Board to act, in cases pending before the Board on petition for review, interlocutory appeals, and requests for review of arbitrators decisions.
    • Reviews case record to determine whether the party who filed the petition for review has made a case warranting review by the Board, or whether the case should be reopened on the Boards own motion.
    • Identifies and analyzes factual and legal issues embodied in the case records and carries out research to provide the Board a basis for its decision on all issues identified.
    • Engages regularly in intensive research on novel legal issues, using whatever research tools are necessary.