Supervisory Attorney- Advisor (General) (Hearing Office Director)
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Relocation expenses reimbursed No
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirements (Attorney-Advisor): Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-15, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
-Experience supervising and overseeing the work of a number of attorneys who work in various subject areas; AND
-Experience preparing reports on issues including sufficiency of filings and pleadings as well as readiness for assignment of other agency actions; AND
-Experience conducting in-depth research and preparing memoranda in all phases of law for the Chief Judge.
Minimum Qualifications for GS-15:
-Professional law degree with 4.5 years of experience at the GS-14 level required. (4.5 years of experience includes the 1 year of specialized experience).
Applicants must possess a J.D. or L.L.B from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- The Commission’s Reasonable Accommodation Procedures and other EEO Policies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year trial period may be required.
- A one year supervisory trial period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position. All candidates who meet the basic requirements listed above will be considered best qualified applicants and may be sent forward to the selecting official. All application materials and interviews, if conducted, will be used in the final evaluation and selection process.
Rating: Since this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all of the qualification requirements. Competitive examining rules for rating and ranking do not apply.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however the FMSHRC considers veterans' performance are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
Bar Membership: Applicants must currently be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a federal court of general jurisdiction.
Referral: Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.
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