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This position is located in our Employment and Labor Law Unit serving as a trial attorney and legal adviser handling federal sector employment litigation, policy and counseling matters, including human resources, employment discrimination and labor relations issues.
As an Attorney-Advisor with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of General Law, Employment and Labor Law Unit located in Washington, DC your specific duties will include:
Advising senior Departmental and Bureau officials on federal employment litigation and policy, including Title 5 of the United States Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, labor relations pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act, and various executive orders and regulations pertaining to employment actions, including discrimination and labor relations as they relate to federal employment, and relevant civil rights statutes falling under the Department's public civil rights programs.
Representing the agency in litigation before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Service Impasses Panel, arbitrators, and grievance examiners. Taking and defending depositions and eliciting testimony at trial.
Providing superior oral advocacy at hearings and well organized and well researched written products under tight deadlines.
Comprehensively researching novel areas of law and providing legal memoranda as requested by clients.
Working closely with and assisting Justice Department attorneys to represent the DOI in federal civil litigation involving discrimination and other employment related claims. Working closely with clients from the Department's Office of Civil Rights, the Director of Human Resources, Bureau human resources, labor relations and EEO offices, and senior Departmental management officials.
Occasional travel - Average 1-2 nights per month
Conditions of Employment
Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?
Applicants must be law school graduates with LL.B. or J.D. degrees AND must be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
For any of the grades indicated above you can substitute one year of experience with any of the following:
Candidates should have excellent oral communication, writing, research and analysis skills, and the ability to work effectively with other people, and exercise sound judgment.
All applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
--The information and materials you provide will be used to evaluate that you meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements for this position.
--Basis of Rating: Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements of the position will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
--Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications for this position.
--Resume - A detailed resume that demonstrates your professional history, education and qualifications. Along with the state in which your active Bar membership is held.
--Transcripts - this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, by the closing date of this announcement. This proof may be faxed, document uploaded, or hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see 'Required Documents' and/or 'Contact Information'). Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.
--If you are claiming veterans' preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, by the closing date of this announcement. If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans preference and that your character of military service is honorable. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must submit documentation that supports your claim (e.g., an official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces certifying the existence of a service-connected disability; or receipt of a Purple Heart). If you fail to submit any of the required documentation, you will not be granted veterans preference. Additional information on veterans' preference can be found in the VetGuide.
--Required documents may be:
1) faxed to the Agency Contact (see 'Contact Information')
2) uploaded directly from your desktop
3) uploaded directly from your USAJOBS stored attachments 4)hand delivered to the servicing Human Resources Office (see 'Contact Information').
--Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
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.Help Help
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