Attorney Adviser (Labor)
- Full Time
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT GS-14 LEVEL: Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active (or equivalent) membership, in good standing, in the bar of the highest court of a state, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, the attorney shall have specialized professional legal experience in excess of three years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Specialized experience must include in-depth knowledge of laws, regulations, procedures, Management Directives, treatises, and case law applicable to: 1) Practice before a wide variety of administrative forums related to the mission of the LLFSC to include the EEOC, the MSPB, the FLRA, the FSIP, and the FMCS; 2) Practice before Federal Sector arbitrators and resulting appellate practice before the FLRA; 3) Practice in Worker's Compensation hearings, Unemployment Compensation hearings, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration hearings; 4) Practice before the United States Court of Claims, United States District Courts, United States Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1) In depth knowledge of the Federal Labor Management Relations Statute and related statutes and regulations, and FLRA case law, Federal Court case law interpreting the statute, and DoD/AF issuances implementing them.
2) In depth knowledge of the Title VII, ADEA, Rehabilitation Act and other anti-discrimination laws and the Federal Regulations associated with those laws, EEOC case law, EEOC Management Directives, Federal Court case law interpreting the statutes, and DoD/AF issuances implementing them.
3) In depth knowledge of the statutes governing the MSPB, implementing regulations, MSPB case law, Federal court case law interpreting the statute, and DoD/AF issuances implementing them.
4) In depth knowledge of Federal Rules for Civil Procedure, and litigation techniques necessary for the defense of the Air Force in federal, state and administrative judicial forums.
5) In depth knowledge of other administrative forums in which the LLFSC practices such as the FSIP, FMCS, OSC, etc.
6) Ability to defend the Air Force, perform legal research using electronic and traditional means, gather facts and effectively evaluate and analyze them to develop evidence to support positions and establish work priorities and delegate tasks.
7) Skill in communicating both orally and in writing.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.