Assistant General Counsel-Senior Attorney for Employment Labor Law and Litigation

Washington D.C.
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy and availability of funds.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Top secret security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance.
  • New appointee to the Excepted Service must serve a two-year trial period.
  • This is a sensitive or national security position.
  • If selected, this position requires the completion of the SF-86.
  • Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is required.
    • Top secret security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance.
    • As a supervisory, excepted-service position, new appointees to the Excepted Service must serve a two-year trial period. Selectee on an initial supervisory appointment (if already appointed to the Excepted Service) serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

    This is a sensitive or national security position, if selected you must have a Top Secret Security clearance, or the ability to obtain such clearance.

    RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: Relocation expenses as described in 5 U.S.C. 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, agency policy, and available funding. There is no guarantee that such funding is available.

    Applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.), Bar Certification, and also be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a State, Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

    To qualify for the GS-15, you must have four (4) or more years of post-J.D. legal experience, at least two (2) of which were specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level or higher.
    To qualify for the GS-14, you must have three (3) or more years of post-J.D. legal experience, at least two (2) of which were specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level or higher.

    Specialized experience means experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include experience demonstrating:Significant knowledge of federal employment Law, including federal employee relations (Title V) and EEO (Title VII).

    -Knowledge of federal labor law and procedures.
    -Ability to handle all aspects of representing an Agency in federal litigation (administrative and/or court proceedings), including experience serving as lead attorney (or equivalent) in administrative or judicial hearings.
    -Significant experience with litigation, including handling witness preparation, depositions, and discovery; preparing affidavits; developing trial strategies; conducting direct and cross examination; and aspects of motion practice.
    -Proven ability to manage complex legal tasks, including litigation, independently or with minimal supervision.
    -Ability to relate well to clients and work collaboratively in a fast paced legal environment.
    -A customer-service oriented approach to legal practice.
    -Ability to think outside of the box on legal questions. Ability and willingness to lead legal tasks and take on new tasks and responsibilities

    Desirable Experience: These are examples of the types of experience or expertise that may indicate the requisite knowledge and ability for the position. These include:

    -Experience practicing before the MSPB
    -Experience practicing before the EEOC
    -Experience practicing within the Federal Government (or in cases where the Federal Government was a party) and providing advice on Employment Law, including federal employee relations (Title V) and EEO (Title VII).
    -Experience practicing before the FLRA.Significant knowledge of federal labor law and procedures.
    -Experience Providing advice on complex legal problems related to the interpretation of labor agreements; handling arbitration and the resolution of labor grievances (e.g., arising from Unfair Labor Practice charges).
    -Experience actively participating in processing, negotiating, and otherwise resolving discrimination complaints.
    -Experience providing legal sufficiency review for disciplinary actions and adverse actions; advice on performance and time and attendance issues.
    -Comprehensive operational knowledge of settlement agreements.Experience providing clear legal advice to executives or senior officials.
    -Experience in drafting or revising organizational policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk.
    -Experience demonstrating an ability to provide support to litigation relating to federal contracting, including bid protest
    (Note: The list is instructive; it is not exhaustive, and the successful candidate need not necessarily have all of these experiences).

    Applicant cannot substitute education for experience.

    Additional information
    1. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    2. Qualifying applications submitted for EX-10068940-18-MA (Associate GC for Litigation) will also be considered for this position, although nothing prevents applications for that position from applying again under this announcement.

    3. Qualifying applications submitted for EX-10075231-18-MA (Deputy GC) or any other position in BBG OGC may also be considered for this position. Applicants for that position who wish to be considered for this position are nonetheless encouraged to apply separately to this position, and follow the instructions herein accordingly.

    4. If you are an eligible Inter agency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

    5. If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your Personnel Command which states the date you entered active duty, the date you are separating, and the campaign medals you have received.

    6. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

    7. If selected, you will be subject to a security investigation to establish your suitability for federal employment. The security investigation will include, among other aspects, a review of your credit and legal history.

    8. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    9.We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. This is a non-bargaining unit position. This position is not covered by a union agreement.

    10. Additional selections may be made if additional vacancies for this or any similar position(s) occur within 90 days (or an otherwise allowable time) of certificate issuance. For a similar position that includes the GS-13 level, qualification for the GS-13 level is at least two (2) years of specialized post-J.D. legal experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level or higher.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once your resume is submitted and online questionnaire is completed, a review of your qualification will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements and competencies required for this position.


    • Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
    Possession of competencies must be addressed in a resume. The resume may also be supplemented by a cover letter. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and any supporting documentation will be made. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, any evaluation can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

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