Attorney Advisor (Employment)
Occasional travel - 1 to 5 days monthly may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Qualified candidates must (1) possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and (2) be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:
To qualify for the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that include: 1) providing legal advice and representation on various matters concerning employment law; 2) participating in employment litigation, preferably before the Merit Systems Protection Board, 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 for the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least five (5) years of post J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that include: 1) providing legal advice and representation on various matters concerning employment law; 2) representing clients as a trial attorney in Federal sector 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.)
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, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlhttps://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlEducation must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants' resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions.
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
You must provide translated transcripts.
Travel expenses will be paid for interviewees outside of the local commuting area.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
Active Duty Service Members - You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.
EEO Statement: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/equal-employment-opportunity/
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/reasonable-accommodation/
Selective Service: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help
Note: Multiple selections may be made from this announcement.
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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Names of all qualifying candidates will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Labor Law
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating