Director, Employment and Labor Law Unit

Washington D.C.
Sep 28, 2018
Sep 28, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - -

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  • A security clearance is required for this position. It is not a prerequisite to apply, however, the selectee must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive designated position. This position requires drug testing. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Selections for Senior Level (SL) positions are subject to approval by the Department of the Interior's Executive Resources Board.
  • An individual entering this position may be required to serve a two-year trial period.
  • Within 30 days after selection, incumbent of this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) and supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest (DI-278).
  • Every Federal employee is subject to comply with Ethics rules. Serious candidates must be cleared of conflicts that would prevent them from performing the duties of the position.
  • OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
  • Because this position requires travel for official business, the selectee will be required to apply for a charge card within 30 calendar days of appointment.
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  • Must be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, upon selection, 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.
  • You must meet all requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

A qualified applicant will meet the technical qualifications and education requirement.  A qualified applicant will have expert knowledge in Title V, United State Code; Equal Opportunity and labor-management law; amendments to Titles VI and VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1976; Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, as well as Federal Labor Relations Authority matters. Knowledge in Departmental Manual chapters related to Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, and Civil Rights is desirable.  Qualified applicants will have experience overseeing employment and labor law work of others, mentoring, and training legal professionals. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with State or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.

Applicants must address each of the TQs via the on-line application process. Each narrative must not exceed 2 pages each and must be addressed separately. You will not be considered if you fail to submit specific narrative statements or if you say “see resume.”

Technical Qualifications (Mandatory):

  1. Expert knowledge of Federal employment and labor law.
  2. Expert experience in practicing before administrative bodies such as the EEOC and the MSPB, as well as in Federal District Court on employment and labor law matters.
  3. Expert knowledge of the legal processes and resources used to coordinate the employment and labor law practice area, including understanding and experience in collaborative processes, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, and other processes.
  4. Expert knowledge and experience in counseling and advising management officials on employment and labor law matters.
  5. Experience in collaborating with senior officials on the development of employment and labor law policies; ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses of policies and practices in the following areas: human resources, labor relations, civil rights, and equal opportunity.

You must be a law school graduate with LL.B. or J.D. degree and must be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:

  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Under Executive Order 11935, only U.S. citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
  • Pay increases are based on performance.

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

Applicants will be evaluated on their application package, including the 5 mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs). Verification of performance, suitability, and security information will be taken into consideration when making an offer of employment. The narrative statements provide the opportunity to relate your background to the specific requirements of the position. Responses must be substantiated by your resume. A preliminary review made by Executive Resources will determine minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet all the qualifications will be evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts who will determine which applicants are best qualified. The Department’s Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority.
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Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required Yes

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