Attorney-Adviser (Labor)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 08, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Attorney-Adviser (Labor) GS-0905-13/14, your typical work assignments may include:
  • Handling individual cases as assigned by the Board Member that may include cases representative of the most difficult in the field of labor law. Cases may present: questions that will determine the national policy in regard to the interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act; questions where there is a conflict or uncertainty in Board precedent as to the applicable law; and questions of conflict or uncertainty between applicable Board precedent and decisions in the various Courts of Appeals.
  • Preparing legal memoranda setting forth the contested issues, the relevant facts, the judge's disposition of those issues, the parties' arguments, and counsel's recommendations as to how he or she believes the Board should resolve each contested issue.
  • Preparing memoranda summarizing the arguments contained in amicus briefs in cases in which the Board has invited briefing by interested members of the public.
  • Drafting the official decision and order of the Board, and/or the Board Member's separate dissenting or concurring opinions.
  • Consulting as necessary with other staff representatives and upper management officials, including Board Members, in preparing revisions and alterations in official Board decisions and opinions.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employees' duty location or work arrangement. PLEASE SEE 'ADDITIONAL INFORMATION' FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position is not part of the bargaining unit.
  • Selectee must be an active member of the bar in good standing. An Agency's Internal or a Self-Certification Form is not acceptable for verification.
  • U. S. Citizenship Required.


Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate for the Attorney Adviser (Labor) position has senior level expertise and knowledge in the area of traditional labor law. The candidate has demonstrated an ability to provide expert legal analysis and advice in an efficient manner on complicated matters. The candidate has experience drafting complex decisions for approval by superiors and has exemplary legal research and writing skills. Outstanding oral communications skills are vital. Prior experience in a judicial federal clerkship is deemed valuable.

Specialized Experience: (This experience must be reflected and fully supported in your resume to receive consideration.)

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:
  • Apply demonstrated knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act and/or the Federal Service Labor Management Relations Act to make effective recommendations on issues arising under those statutes; and
  • Analyze case decisions, policy, regulations, or procedural changes to gather legal references for draft decisions; and
  • Draft proposed briefs for submission to a court, agency official, or governing board; and
  • Make oral presentations on case matters to effectively communicate the facts and issues presented.
You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to:
  • Apply demonstrated knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act and/or the Federal Service Labor Management Relations Act to make effective recommendations on issues arising under those statutes; and
  • Independently conduct extensive research and analysis of non-routine and novel cases to provide legal guidance to reach and/or render final decisions for approval; and
  • Prepare written analysis of legal issues in complex or precedent setting cases for submission to a court, agency official, or governing board; and
  • Make oral presentations on case matters and participating in discussions, dispositions, and arguments of a case.
Your experience must be reflected and fully articulated in your resume to receive consideration for this position.

BAR CERTIFICATION
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must certify that they are an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial Court under the U.S. Constitution by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

NOTE
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Applicants must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

(NOTE: Current NLRB Attorneys may not be required to submit a copy of their transcripts. However, NLRB employees within 3 years from receiving their Juris Doctorate degree, must provide a transcript with their application package.)

Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation here .

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.) You must meet all qualification requirements. (Required - if applicable) All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet these criteria, click here .

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

For further information regarding Foreign Education, please click here .

Additional information

COVID-19 MANDATE
As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal 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 before your appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES
Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex ( including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex orientation), age, disability, genetic information, political affiliations, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email here . NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website here .

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow instructions in the job announcement.

PLACEMENT POLICY
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

WORK SCHEDULE
NLRB supports the use of flexible work schedules as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework.

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