General Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 03, 2019
Closes
Apr 03, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

25% or less - Travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Background security investigation required.
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES politcal appointee
    • Serve a two year trial period, if required.
    • This position may entail travel nationwide.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.

    For each job on your resume, provide:

    • the exact dates you held  each job (from month/year to month/year)
    • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    TheGS-14 salary range starts at $114,590.00 per year.

    If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.  

    To qualify, you must possess all of the following: 

    1. Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and possession of at least a professional law degree (J.D., LL.M., or, S.J.D.); AND
    2. Bar Membership:  You must be an active member of the Bar and in good standing in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; AND
    3. Experience:  You must have at least 3 or more years of experience of professional legal experience in/with: litigation matters; the review and research of statutes, regulations, and case law pertaining to all aspects of personnel, labor relations and EEOC matters; and effectively transmitting the results to that research orally and in writing. Experience must also include broad technical knowledge in the successful solution of unusual and complex problems or the ability to plan, direct, or coordinate a legal problem; extensive experience and demonstrated skill in independently handling litigation, including planning the approach and developing completed work products, before forums such as the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Labor Relations Authority, arbitrators, and federal court.

    Applicant must have:

    1. Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and possession of at least a professional law degree (J.D., LL.M., or, S.J.D.); AND
    2. Bar Membership: You must be an active member of the Bar and in good standing in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

    Bargaining Unit:  Not Applicable

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. It is excluded from provisions of the career transition assistance program.

    Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subjected to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. 

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:

    • Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
    • Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed.  This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position through other means, such as reassignment, transfer, reinstatement, or a noncompetitive action, or not at all.

    All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal infromation may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

    We are currently filling only one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed. 

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

    Applicants will be rated according to qualifications, general experience, specialized experience, demonstrated ability and willingness to meet requirements of position, and demonstrated interest in the practice area. Eligible candidates are evaluated on your resume to access your overall possession of the competencies/knowledges, skills, and ablilities listed below.

    1. Knowledge of Federal Personnel, EEO, and labor laws.
    2. Knowledge relating to the litigation of Government personnel actions, labor arbitrations, EEO complaints, and in the Federal courts.
    3. Knowledge and skill in litigation.
    4. Skill in applying legal theories to factual issues.
    5. Knowledge and skill in alternative dispute resolution.
    6. Knowledge in legal research.
    We will verify your resume supports/possesses the above competencies/knowledges, skills, and abilities listed.

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    Drug test required No


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