General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 19, 2019
Closes
Mar 27, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing 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 below for each grade level.

    GS-12, applicants must possess (1) year of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

    GS-13, applicants must possess (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level.

    GS-14, applicants must possess (3) 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, for this grade level, is legal work, such as researching and analyzing issues, drafting legal memoranda or briefs, and advising clients, that is performed with a higher degree of independence. Experience with legal work involving occupational safety and health issues or related matters would be an advantage but is not necessary.

    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.

    If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.   Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

    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.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION,  ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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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. Demonstrated skill in researching and preparing well-written, organized, and persuasive legal documents, including briefs and other pleadings, memoranda, regulations, guidance documents, settlement agreements, and  correspondence.
    2. Ability to make effective oral presentations in a clear and concise manner.
    3. Ability to advise clients and establish and maintain effective working relationships with high-level departmental officials, regional program officials, supervisors, agency staff and the general public.
    4. Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced inter-disciplinary legal environment, entailing timely collections of facts, identification and resolution of issues, enumeration of options, and formulation of recommendations.
    5. Prior experience relevant to the position, particularly experience in working on occupational safety and health legal matters, whistleblower matters, or similar issues, litigating cases at the trial or appellate level, and developing and promulgating federal regulations and related documents. Such experience is not required but would be considered positively.

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

    Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility/Core Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    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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