Attorney Advisor (ELR)

Falls Church, Virginia
Mar 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must complete a background investigation, credit check, and drug test.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Probationary period will apply.
  • May be required to file a Financial Disclosure.
  • Salary payments must be by direct deposit to a financial institution.
  • All applicants must submit the following by the closing date of this announcement:

    • Writing sample
    • Current and former Federal employees must submit their most recent SF-50 that includes grade, series, tenure, and type of service. Cash awards and time off awards will not be accepted.

    In order to qualify for the Attorney Advisor (ELR) position, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:

    To qualify at the GS-14 level:
    Applicants must have at least three (3) years post J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that included: 1) providing legal advice and representation on various matters concerning labor and employment law; 2) participating in labor and employment litigation, preferably before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal labor Relations Authority, and /or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and 3) developing an agency's position on employment law litigation issues that arise in conjunction with federal court and administrative tribunal proceedings, including advising on settlements. (Must be reflected in resume)

    To qualify at the GS-15 level:
    Applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that included: 1) providing legal advice and representation on various matters concerning labor and employment law; 2) representing clients as a trial attorney in federal sector labor and employment litigation; 3) coordinating and/or directing the development and presentation of agency representation from initial complaint or charge until conclusion of the administrative process; and 4) developing positions on litigation issues that arise in conjunction with federal court and administrative proceedings, to include conducting direct negotiations regarding settlement with opposing parties and attorneys. (Must be reflected in resume)

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must also meet the following:
    • Must possess an LL.B or a J.D. degree. AND
    • Must be an active member of the bar, duly licensed and authorized to practice law as an attorney under the laws of a U.S. state, a territory. Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (Date of admission to bar must be included in resume). AND
    • Must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum of four (4) years of professional legal experience, post J.D. to qualify for the position.

    Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here.

    EDUCATION IS A BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants can verify accreditation by clicking here. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    You may be asked to submit your most recent performance appraisal.

    Conditions of Employment:
    Only U.S. Citizens or Nationals are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Dual citizens of the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ applicants, both U.S. citizens and non-citizens, whose job location is with the U.S., must meet the residency requirement. For a total of three (not necessarily consecutive years) of the five years immediately prior to applying for a position, the applicant must have: 1) resided in the U.S., 2) worked for the U.S. overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or 3) been a dependent of a Federal or military employee serving oversees.

    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 80 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria and must submit proof of eligibility for the special selection priority. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here.

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    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

    If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualification requirement, your application will be identified for referral to the hiring manager for further review and consideration. There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted services; however, the Department of Justice considers veteran's preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g. the DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions.

    Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10- point preference must submit Standard From SF-15, Application for 10- Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of the SF-15, which list the types of 10- point preferences and the required supporting document (s). Applicants should note that SF-15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service connected disabilities pensions to be date 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch or Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retirement list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more.)

    You will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) or competencies:

    • Administrative Law
    • Labor Law
    • Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
    • Oral Communication
    • Writing

    In order to be evaluated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the education and/or specialized experience that is required. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.

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