Supervisory General Attorney (Labor)

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time

The Counsel for Enforcement is the leader of BLLLS's enforcement practice. That practice focuses on ensuring that employers comply with orders to pay benefits to injured workers. BLLLS is also responsible for protecting two government-administered trust funds that pay benefits if the liable employer or insurer defaults. The Division enforces benefits awards against employers and insurers in federal district court, represents the trust funds in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, and provides a wide range of legal advice to OWCP.

As the primary supervisor in this practice area, the Counsel for Enforcement is responsible for selecting appropriate cases to enforce, coordinating with DOJ and regional DOL attorneys, developing enforcement-related policies and procedures for SOL and OWCP, and serving as a legal advisor to agency leadership on these and related topics. They may also provide advice and assistance, as needed, in other BLLLS practice areas, including appellate litigation and regulations.

The Counsel for Enforcement is also responsible for the day-to-day supervision of attorneys and support staff. This includes such tasks as monitoring and evaluating employee performance and fostering the professional development of the Division's attorneys and staff.

The Division seeks a Counsel for Enforcement who offers diversity in background and experience, and who will contribute to the Division's promotion of equity and inclusion for its employees.

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued, also allowing DOL to better meet the varying needs of our clients. DOL fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

For more information on DOL's and SOL's commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit: Interested persons can also obtain information about working at SOL through the SOL Ambassadors Program; visit: .

This position is outside the bargaining unit.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or Non-Citizen as allowed by law.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This position is inside the bargaining unit.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.


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.

Four (4) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at the GS-15 level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below.

Specialized experience, for this position, is experience consisting of one (1) year as a practicing attorney or law clerk engaged in appellate or trial litigation at the GS-14 grade level or its equivalent.

Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience.


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.

Additional 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.


Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.