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ProfileAssistant General Counsel / Senior Attorney - Employment Labor Law and Litigation Duties: The candidate will provide definitive legal counsel on all aspects of federal employment law and federal labor law. Will provide definitive legal counsel on all other litigation or litigation risk facing the agency. Manage, defend, support and otherwise represent the Agency in cases before MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and Federal Courts. Work with OGC leadership to help Agency Leadership think strategically about our practices and posture to improve litigation outcomes. Manage cases with minimal or no supervision. Serve as lead lawyer in cases in administrative and judicial hearings. Apply a customer-service oriented approach to legal practice; think outside of the box on legal questions; and willingness to take on new tasks and responsibilities.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the ABA and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.), Bar Certification, and also be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a State, Territory of the US, or the District of Columbia.
For GS-15: Must have 4+ years of post-J.D. legal experience, at least two (2) of which were specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level or higher.
For GS-14: Must have 3+ years of post-J.D. legal experience, 2+ (2) of which were specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level or higher.
Specialized experience means experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge and ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples include experience demonstrating: Significant knowledge of federal employment Law, including federal employee relations (Title V) and EEO (Title VII). Knowledge of federal labor law and procedures. Ability to handle all aspects of representing an Agency in federal litigation (administrative and/or court proceedings), including experience serving as lead attorney (or equivalent) in administrative or judicial hearings. Significant experience with litigation, including handling witness preparation, depositions, and discovery; preparing affidavits; developing trial strategies; conducting direct and cross examination; and aspects of motion practice.
Desirable Experience: Experience practicing before the MSPB. Experience practicing before the EEOC. Experience practicing within the Federal Government (or in cases where the Federal Government was a party) and providing advice on Employment Law, including federal employee relations (Title V) and EEO (Title VII). Experience practicing before the FLRA.Significant knowledge of federal labor law and procedures. Experience Providing advice on complex legal problems related to the interpretation of labor agreements; handling arbitration and the resolution of labor grievances (e.g., arising from Unfair Labor Practice charges). Experience actively participating in processing, negotiating, and otherwise resolving discrimination complaints. Experience providing legal sufficiency review for disciplinary actions and adverse actions; advice on performance and time and attendance issues. Comprehensive operational knowledge of settlement agreements. Experience providing clear legal advice to executives or senior officials. Experience in drafting or revising organizational policies, based upon continuing review of case law, appropriate legislation, and regulatory implementation, to minimize organizational legal risk. Experience demonstrating an ability to provide support to litigation relating to federal contracting, including bid protest
Application Deadline: February 20, 2018.
Announcement Number: EX-10131957-18-MA. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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