Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.
Join the team! This position will be located in the General Law Division (GLD) of the Office of General Counsel. GLD is responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations regarding labor and employment, ethics, budget and appropriations, Privacy Act, procurement, intellectual property, and numerous other areas.
While required to function in all areas covered by GLD, the incumbent of this position will be heavily relied upon to address issues and conduct litigation involving labor and employment and personnel law. The successful candidate must have in-depth experience in this area. Experience in ethics, fiscal law, intellectual property, or federal contract law is also highly desirable, as all GLD attorneys provide advice and counsel in more than one subject area.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience includes:
Completing research, analysis and persuasive writing (which may include opinions, briefs, pleadings, or motions) relating to difficult legal questions involving one or more of the following specialized areas of expertise: labor and employment (including human resources matters, negotiating settlement agreements, and representing clients before the EEOC and MSPB), ethics, procurement, fiscal law, and intellectual property.
Applicants must meet the time-in-grade requirements of the position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirement: ALL applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
All applicants must provide proof of current, active bar membership.
ALL applicants must also submit law school transcripts. A copy of an SF-50 is not adequate proof of meeting the education requirements.
GS-11: In addition to the basic requirement, applicants must have: (1) one year of experience as a practicing attorney (see the specialized experience requirement); OR (2) a second professional law degree (LL.M.); OR (3) a J.D. or LL.B. degree with superior law student work or activities. You must provide documentation to support the demonstated superior work or activities with your application.
GS-12: In addition to the basic requirement, applicants must have either: (1) two years of experience as a practicing attorney (see the specialized experience requirement); OR (2) one year of experience as a practicing attorney (see the specialized experience requirement) and a second professional law degree (LL.M).
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
The education must be from an accredited school. Accredited Schools
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. Accredited Organizations
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
CPSC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this vacancy announcement.
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.
This position requires a two year trial period.
Payment of relocation expenses is NOT authorized.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application, by checking reference and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
After the vacancy closes, we will review your application package to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your responses to the questionnaire, resume and supporting documentation will then be reviewed. Your resume must support your responses to the self-assessment questions or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited to an interview.
Please ensure your resume provides enough detail to support your answers to the questionnaire.
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