Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 27, 2022
Closes
Feb 03, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
  • The duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepares decisions for the Board to consider in the form of draft Orders, Final Orders, and Opinions and Orders, together with supporting explanatory memoranda that will provide the basis for the Board to act.
  • Reviews case record to determine whether the party who filed the petition for review has made a case warranting review by the Board, or whether the case should be reopened on the Board's own motion.
  • Identifies and analyzes factual and legal issues embodied in the case records and carries out research to provide the Board a basis for its decision on all issues identified.
  • Engages regularly in intensive research on novel legal issues, using whatever research tools are necessary.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position.
  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period.
  • Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • This position is designated a public trust position and is subject to satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of initial background investigation as a condition of employment.
  • Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination or request a religious or reasonable accommodation exception from this requirement.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.


Qualifications

To qualify, you must be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, Territory, or the District of Columbia and meet the following requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
GS-905-12: The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. One year of professional legal experience at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or two years of professional legal experience, one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or b. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus one year of professional legal experience at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-11; or c. One year of professional experience; plus superior law student work (i.e, academic standing in the upper 1/3 of an accredited law school graduating class; work or achievement of significance on the law school's official law review or moot court board; special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school-such as, election to Order of the Coif; winning of a moot court team which represents the law school in competition with other law schools, full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program-as opposed to intermittent or prior to "casual participation"; significant summer law clerk experience; or other evidence of clearly superior achievement).

GS-905-13: The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following: a. Superior law student work plus two years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12; or b. Three years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12; or c. Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus two years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-12.

Selection will be based on the judgment of the selecting official as to which applicant is best qualified to perform the duties of the position. The breadth and depth of relevant experience and knowledge, and the quality of past performance, will be the primary considerations used for selection. Experience with employment law pertaining to federal employees applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board of which you have written proposal or decision notices, legal briefs, opinions, or memoranda, or argued cases, or adjudicated cases in specific areas such as Disciplinary actions, Performance based actions, Suitability actions, Veterans' preference matters, Prohibited discrimination against individuals in the uniformed service, Reprisal against whistleblowers, and Federal employee retirement matters. A selection panel may be used and oral interviews may be conducted with all, with some, or with none of the applicants, solely at the option of the selecting official.

***If you are found qualified for this position, you will ONLY be considered at the grade level(s) for which you apply.***

Education

Please see educational qualification requirement information above.

Additional information

  • Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact: 1-800-877-8339.
  • MSPB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER and employment decisions are based on merit factors only. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in an employment decision by this agency, you have the right to seek counseling to resolve your complaint. You must do so within 45 days of the alleged discrimination action. If you desire to seek counseling, call the MSPB Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at 202 653-6772, Ext 4405.