Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Labor)

Washington D.C.
Feb 25, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Requires a trial period if the requirement has not been met.
  • You must submit an (official or unofficial) copy of your transcripts.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Position requires a Public Trust-Moderate Risk background investigation.
  • Requires a supervisory probationary period if not previously met.
  • Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    Basic Requirements: This position has a positive education requirement.  Applicants must meet the basic requirements of this position in order to qualify for appointment to an Attorney position.

    To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (J. D.) or LL.M.; be a member in good standing (active or inactive) of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U. S.; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated for the grade level below.


    Four (4) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.  At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

    Specialized Experience: Evaluation of applicants for attorney positions shall be made based on the skills, background, knowledge, and relevant experience of the applicants with the sole objective of obtaining the highest caliber and most qualified candidates.  In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, applicants must meet minimum qualifications by meeting the specialized experience requirements below.

    GS-15: One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform.  Specialized experience is described as the ability to lead subordinate staff; apply analytical, research, and writing skills, evaluate and review cases; and provide advice and recommendations to Board Judges or equivalent on the appropriate adjudication of cases.

    Please Note the Following:

    **This position has a positive education requirement. You must submit a copy of your law school transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to entering on duty.** 

    **Copy or other evidence of bar membership must be submitted.**

    For the purpose of this schedule, service in the Armed Forces shall be counted as a continuation of any legal position held immediately prior to such service. In any case, the experience of the applicant must be recently sufficient to indicate that he/she is capable of performing the duties of the position.

    OPTIONAL - Applicants may submit a writing sample consisting of a maximum of 10 pages.

    If you do not submit sufficient documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    Note: The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.


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

    Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or his/her designee may interview applicants.

    Evaluation Factors:

    1. Thorough knowledge of the aspects of general and constitutional law bearing upon questions presented to the Board for decision.

    2. Comprehensive knowledge of the Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, organization and function of the Department, and Board and court decisions.

    3. Knowledge of industrial and labor practices and procedures and of procedures governing hearings and rules of evidence.

    4. Ability to analyze cases, to evaluate the evidence and the importance of questions of law or policy, and to make decisions and recommendations relative thereto, with due consideration for the overall effect on past and future cases and on the Board’s policy and procedures.

    5. Skill in leading subordinate staff, developing performance standards, evaluating work and determining training needs.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation factors listed above.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).
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    Drug test required No

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