Attorney-Adviser (Labor) (Associate Executive Secretary)

Washington, D.C
Jan 24, 2022
Jan 31, 2022
Full Time

The selectee of this position is responsible for performing the following duties:
  • Serving as NLRB authority for granting or denying requests for extensions.
  • Conducting statistical research to provide analytical empirical data to the Board.
  • Screening procedural motions to the Board on pending cases.
  • Directing and coordinating the flow of cases through the decision-making process.
  • Analyzing and distributing cases to Board Members' staff to maintain balance of case assignments.
  • Serving as mediator in the Alternative Dispute Resolution program assisting in negotiations, in person or by phone or videoconference.
  • Creating automated reports in case management system and assisting with improved data management processes and procedures.
  • Assisting in the Board's Rulemaking process.


Conditions of Employment

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement. PLEASE SEE ?ADDITIONAL INFORMATION? FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Subject to a background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This is not a Bargaining Unit position.
  • Selectee must be an active member of the bar in good standing. The Agency's Self-Certification Form is not acceptable for verification.
  • AREA OF CONSIDERATION: (i) First Area: All unit employees employed on the Board-side of the Agency. (ii) Second Area: All Agency employees.
  • Two-year trial period may be required unless otherwise completed.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • Submit a complete resume and application package online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Applicant must have one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level, which has the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Attorney-Advisor (Labor) (Associate Executive Secretary) at the GS-15 level.

Specialized experience includes:
  • Providing guidance on the Board's policies, rules, regulations, procedures and decisions; and
  • Processing cases brought before the Board for review; and
  • Analyzing requests for advice on questions of Board policy, procedure, and substantive laws; and
  • Providing authoritative guidance and recommendations on labor-management relations problems
This experience must be fully supported and articulated in your resume to receive consideration.

: 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.

Applicants must be an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial court under the US constitution.

Your active BAR license must reference BAR number and indicate the status of good standing. The Agency's Self-Certification Form is not acceptable for verification.


An applicant 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 (JD or LL.B).

(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. (Note: 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 this criteria, please 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

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.

Federal agencies may request the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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

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 ).

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.

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.

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.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.