Attorney - Employment Law

Washington, D.C
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Full Time


Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The Law Department is seeking to fill three attorney positions in the Employment Law Section at Headquarters.
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1. Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
2. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
3. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
4. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
5. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
1 - UA-01.


Conditions of Employment

The Law Department is seeking to fill an attorney position in the Employment Law Section at Headquarters.

The successful candidate will provide advice and training to Headquarters clients in Labor Relations and Human Resources in organizational effectiveness, organizational change, compensation, disciplinary issues, FMLA, Rehabilitation Act, accommodations, and provide guidance to the Law Department field attorneys on a variety of employment issues.

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.


1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
7. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
8. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.
9. The three years of required experience must include at least two years of experience litigating before administrative agencies or federal courts in highly complex or large-scale employment law matters, or advising very senior clients in large organizations about complex employment law issues affecting all, or significant portions of, a large and diverse work force, OR in the alternative, completion of an Article III federal judicial clerkship.
10. Knowledge of employment law including Title VII, ADA, ADAAA, FMLA, ADEA and FLSA.

Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.


Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information


The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant professional, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Cover letter, resume, and writing sample.

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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