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AttorneyAdviser General GS

Company name

US Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor

Organization Type


Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Posted on

Dec 05,2018

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 73375 to 142357 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Boise, ID
Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Attorney-Adviser (General), GS-0905-12/13/14
Duties : Serving as a trial attorney and legal advisor handling federal sector employment litigation, policy and counseling matters, including human resources, employment discrimination and labor relations issues. 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.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification : The candidate must have experience in or familiarity with the following subject matter areas and legal authorities: Federal public sector employment anti­discrimination laws, e.g., Title VII, the Rehabilitation Act, ADEA, VEOA, USERRA, WPEA, as well as disciplinary actions under Title V, union issues/litigation under the Federal Service Labor Management Relations Act, and counseling federal supervisors and managers on the above matters, as well as litigating those matters before the Equal Emp Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Must have experience in or familiarity with the following areas of legal work: researching and writing legal memoranda and opinions, and providing legal advice or recommendations to clients, judges, and/or senior attorneys; litigating in Federal court and preparing litigation documents as needed; evidentiary privileges and e­discovery, including familiarity with technology associated with the electronic search, retrieval, and review of documents. Experience as a judicial law clerk, a litigating attorney, and/or practicing in the areas of employment and/or labor law is desired.

Basic Qualification Requirements : 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. Must also meet one of the following:-possess at least 1-year of professional legal experience following law school graduation; OR have a second professional law degree; OR meet any of the criteria indicated below: a) academic standing in top one-third of law school graduating class; (b) graduation with academic honors (c) significant participation on the law school’s law review; (d) significant participation in the law school’s moot court competition; (e) significant participation in a clinical legal aid program; (f) significant summer law office clerk experience; or (g) other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.

GS-12/13/14:In addition to meeting the basic qualification requirements described above, applicants must also have the following additional years of professional legal experience for the grade level indicated: GS-12 = 1 year; GS-13 = 2 years; GS-14 = 3 ½ years.

Deadline : 12/18/2018.

Additional info

Announcement number SOL-2019-0017. Control number 518540200. Apply online. No phone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
US Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 703-648-7463
Fax: 703-648-4113