General Attorney (Non-Tax), GLS CLP
Occasional travel - Less than 25% Travel.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
- A one-year trial period is 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.
- Undergo an income tax verification.
- The employment of any candidate, including a current employee or a new hire, selected for this position may be conditional upon classification and/or audit of federal tax returns. This audit may include up to two years of returns.
Because of its tax-related mission, the Office of Chief Counsel requires fingerprinting, tax verification, and a background security investigation as part of the pre-employment process.
The Office of Associate Chief Counsel, General Legal Services (GLS) employs 62 attorneys nationwide. It is led by the Associate Chief Counsel, GLS, who oversees both field and National Office components. GLS represents the IRS and the Office of Chief Counsel in non-tax administrative litigation involving personnel, discrimination, labor-management relations, Office of Professional Responsibility, and government contracts. GLS attorneys also provide legal support in litigation handled by the Department of Justice. Finally, GLS attorneys perform legal research and provide advice related to labor and personnel law, including discrimination and employee misconduct, ethics, appropriations, and procurement. This announcement is for the Claims, Labor and Personnel Law Branch which handles personnel and labor-management relations matters.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-12: Possess a J.D. and an LL.M. degree in Employment or Labor Law. OR
Possess a J.D. plus a minimum of one year of general legal attorney experience (after receiving a J.D. degree) comparable to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
GS-13: Possess a J.D. and an LL.M. degree in Employment or Labor Law and a minimum of one year of specialized legal attorney experience (comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service) which involves litigation and complex legal questions relevant to personnel and labor law requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation. OR
Possess a J.D. and a minimum of two years of attorney experience - one year of general legal attorney experience plus one year of specialized legal attorney experience (one year comparable to the GS-12 level in the Federal service) which involves litigation and complex legal questions relevant to personnel and labor law requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation.
GS-14: Possess a J.D. and an LL.M. degree in Personnel or Labor Law and a minimum of two years of specialized legal attorney experience (one year comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service) which involves litigation and complex legal questions relevant to personnel and labor law requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation. OR
Possess a J.D. and a minimum of three years of attorney experience - one year of general legal attorney experience plus two years of specialized legal attorney experience (one year comparable to the GS-13 level in the Federal service) which involves litigation and complex legal questions relevant to personnel and labor law requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation.
Specialized experience for this positions at the GS-13 and GS-14 level includes: professional legal experience in labor and personnel law, including assignments involving complex and difficult legal questions requiring extensive research, analysis, and evaluation.
- The J.D. and/or LL.M. must be from an ABA-accredited law school.
- Candidates must be admitted to practice law before the highest court of a state or territory of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- One year of professional legal experience refers to full-time work after admittance to the bar. Part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
- Experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through Volunteer Service.
- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate on your resume the dates of employment by month/year, as well as number of hours worked per week.
You must have graduated with a J.D. and/or LL.M. from an ABA-accredited law school.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of credibility of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
- We may select from this announcement or any other sources to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework and flexible work schedules.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position. Failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated using the experience/education defined under the Qualifications section.
Referral: Professional Order will be used to refer and select eligible candidates. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of the certificate in alphabetical order and considered before non-preference-eligibles. All other candidates will be listed in alphabetical order and be listed below those with preference.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, you may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
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