Attorney Adviser (Labor)
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U.S.; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level.
GS-13, two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.
GS-14, three (3) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.
Specialized experience is defined as experience reflecting knowledge of Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) in connection with a wide variety of employment and training programs authorized or funded by WIOA and various other statutes.
Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.
If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or his/her designee may interview applicants.
1. Prior experience relevant to the position, particularly experience in providing advice to clients, drafting opinions, and drafting regulations or policy guidance on very difficult, highly complex and/or controversial questions involving problems of statutory construction and novel questions of law. Prior experience with employment and training programs will be a plus.
2. Ability to make effective oral presentations in a clear and concise manner.
3. Ability to advise clients and establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level departmental officials, regional program officials, supervisors, agency staff, officials and staff of other Federal agencies and the general public.
4. Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced inter-disciplinary legal environment, entailing timely collections of facts, identification and resolution of issues, enumeration of options, and formulation of recommendations.
5. Demonstrated skill in researching and preparing well-written, organized and persuasive documents including briefs and other pleadings, legal memoranda, regulations and guidance documents, correspondence, pleadings and briefings
It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation factors listed above.
The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).
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