General Attorney (Labor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 16, 2019
Closes
Jan 16, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You are expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • May be subject to a background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Must submit a complete resume and application package.
  • This is Barganing Unit position.
  • Must be active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial Court under the US Constitution.
  • EDUCATION: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

    BAR MEMBERSHIP: Applicants must be an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of
    Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial court under the US constitution.

    To minimally qualify for the GS-12, applicants must meet the following requirement:

    Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, which has provided them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a General Attorney (Labor), which include understanding labor and employment law and procedure and other complex areas of law, reviewing and analyzing legally and factually complex decisions and case records, conducting legal research, drafting briefs, pleadings and legal memoranda, communicating orally about cases internally, presenting oral argument in court, and handling multiple complex assignments concurrently. Applicant must possess proficient legal research and writing skills and communication skills. (Please
    ensure that your labor and/or appellate experience is described in your resume. Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.)

    To minimally qualify for the GS-13, applicants must meet the following requirement:

    Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, which has provided them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a General Attorney (Labor), which include understanding labor and employment law and procedure and other complex areas of law, reviewing and analyzing legally and factually complex decisions and case records, conducting legal research, drafting briefs, pleadings and legal memoranda, communicating orally about cases internally, presenting oral argument in court, and handling multiple complex assignments concurrently. Applicant must possess superior legal research and writing skills and communication skills. (Please ensure that your labor and/or appellate experience is described in your resume. Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.)

    Labor experience must be highlighted in your resume.

    Using Education to Qualify: Education must be completed in an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.)

    Special Instructions for 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 accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email smschedule@nlrb.gov. NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/.

    PLACEMENT POLICY: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

    WORK SCHEDULE: NLRB supports the use of flexible work schedules as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework.

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

    Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your scores do not reflect that you meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, you will lose consideration for this position.

    You will be further evaluated by an appointed panel on your abilities to perform the following functions:

    • Demonstrated ability to write and edit legal memoranda and briefs effectively.
    • Demonstrated analytical and research skills and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability communicate orally, in order to present oral argument in the Court of Appeals.
    • Demonstrated ability to timely and effectively manage multiple assignments.

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    Drug test required No


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