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ProfileAttorney II The candidate responsibilities will include day-to-day legal support and advice to Human Resource professionals and senior business managers in connection with labor and employment law matters, including overseeing investigations, recommending courses of action to comply with company employment policies, and avoiding formal legal disputes; day-to-day support and advice to managers and supervisors on general legal matters, serving as the site legal contact, and providing compliance advice on a variety of matters, including compliance with Department of Energy regulations and orders; defending claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unfair labor practices, which includes preparing and filing responsive pleadings, drafting and opposing motions for summary judgment, and appearing at trial, in labor arbitrations, and in mediations; engaging and directing outside counsel; creating, conducting, and supervising HR training programs; and assisting the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with projects as needed. Primary duty is the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the Company, and such primary duty includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment denoted as follows: examples include – having the authority to formulate, affect, interpret, or implement management policies or operating practices; carrying out major assignments related to the operation of the Company’s business; work that affects business operations of the Company to a major degree, and having the authority to commit the Company in matters having significant financial impact. This position is for an attorney with well-developed counseling, investigative, and negotiation skills who has experience in representing employers or managers in private practice, or in a corporate law department as labor or employment counsel. Must have a strong working knowledge of the procedural rules and substantive laws in the labor and employment areas, i.e., familiarity with federal court practice, as well as with practicing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Labor, and other federal, state and local government administrative agencies, and before arbitrators selected under collective bargaining agreements. Should have litigation experience, including preparing and filing responsive pleadings, conducting depositions, engaging in discovery, including an understanding of electronic discovery, drafting and opposing motions for summary judgment, and appearing at trial. The candidate should have the ability to handle EEOC charges, prepare position statements, defend clients in fact-finding conferences and on-site visits, represent clients in mediations, and negotiate settlements. Would also have experience in one or more of the following substantive areas: government contracting law, ERISA and employee benefits, environmental law, health care law, immigration law, export control, data privacy, contract management, intellectual property, or general civil litigation. Candidates who are invited to interview must provide recent samples of their written work product. Should have 5+ years of experience practicing law. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills, ability to deliver legal advice and counsel in the context of the company’s strategic mission and business objectives; in responding to specific requests for legal advice; the ability to identify other existing legal vulnerabilities and business impacts beyond the scope of the request both the ability for; and an interest in; learning new areas of law; taking on other duties as assigned and demonstrating flexibility. Should have experience and knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in preparing for negotiations; conducting negotiations; and counseling a client regarding development and options in a negotiation; experience and knowledge in alternative dispute resolution. Must have knowledge of the tools for legal research and the ability to devise and implement coherent and effective legal research strategies; knowledge of the rules governing the practice of law. should have the ability to recognize and resolve ethical issues, and strict adherence to the rules of professional conduct, Must have knowledge of software applications and technologies used in a technologically sophisticated law office. Bachelor’s degree in technical or business related discipline, combined with at least 12 years of related experience is needed. Must be licensed to practice law in at least one state and must be admitted, or able to be admitted, to the Texas Bar.
Requisition #: 17-0227