Employment Law Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 29, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The FBI seeks experienced and highly qualified attorneys to join the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI on a wide range of substantive issues. The OGC works closely with other offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other members of the Intelligence Community. OGC also assists the FBI in forming partnerships with other federal, state, local and international agencies, as well as private-sector entities, in support of FBI operations.
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Responsibilities

The Employment Law Unit (ELU) provides direct FBI representation in personnel-related administrative hearings and coordinates FBI representation in civil suits arising from personnel-related matters. ELU attorneys defend the FBI throughout all phases of employment litigation, including class actions pending nationwide before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Commission, the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) and in ensuing appeal and whistleblower retaliation cases. They assist in representing the FBI in personnel-related litigation in U.S. federal courts and provide legal advice and guidance to the highest levels of FBI management on all aspects of personnel-related issues, among other responsibilities.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15 - GS-15.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


To be eligible for this position, you:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance.
  • Must complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Must complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually.
  • Must pass an FBI polygraph examination.
  • Must pass an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test.
  • Must be in compliance with the FBI Employment Drug Policy:
    • No use of marijuana within the last three years.
    • No use of any other illegal drug in the past 10 years.
    • No selling, distributing, manufacturing or transporting of any illegal drugs.
    • No use of a prescription drug or a legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the last three years.
In addition, you:
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not be in default on a student loan insured by the U.S. government.
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service System (males only, exceptions apply).
Please be advised, candidates selected for this position must be DOJ-approved.

Qualifications

GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have two and a half or more years post-JD attorney experience.

GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have four or more years of post-JD attorney experience.

Education

Applicants must possess a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM (Master of Laws) degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a JD) and be an active member of the bar (in any U.S. jurisdiction).
  • GS-14: Applicants applying for a GS-14 position must have two-and-a-half or more years post JD attorney experience.
  • GS-15: Applicants applying for a GS-15 position must have four or more years of post JD attorney experience.
The person selected for this position must possess at least five years of substantive experience in employment litigation, sound judgment, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with senior leaders and managers in achieving mission objectives. Experience defending administrative agencies in federal-sector employment cases, including experience practicing before the MSPB, is beneficial.

Additional information

The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other nonmerit factors.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All applicants are evaluated on Core Competencies of collaboration, communication, flexibility/adaptability, initiative, interpersonal ability, leadership, organizing/planning and problem solving/judgment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package that includes the following REQUIRED documents:
  • Your resume and cover letter.
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 10 pages.
  • Proof of current and active bar association membership.*
  • Photocopy of law school transcripts.*
  • Current SF-50 (if external government employee).
  • * Current FBI-OGC Assistant General Counsels (AGCs) do not need to provide law school transcripts or proof of bar association membership.NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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 .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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