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    Duties

    Summary

    Incumbent will serve as an expert class action litigator with significant experience litigating complex class action cases in federal court and before administrative tribunals.

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    Responsibilities

    Handles all aspects of class litigation including class certification, class decertification/modification, discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal.

    Responsible for drafting pleadings, motions, appeals and any other written documents related to the defense of class actions and complex employment litigation.

    In coordination with the Chief Counsel, Deputy Chief Counsel and Assistant Chief Counsel for Employment and Labor Law, routinely interacts with high-level agency management officials including high-level regional, center, service area and headquarters managers to provide expert legal advice and strategy about class actions including settlement options.

    Represents the Agency in employment and labor law matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and other administrative fora; and, in conjunction with the Department of Justice and US Attorney’s Offices, in federal courts.

    Assesses the need for outside counsel to support FAA class action litigation.

    In coordination with the Director, Administrative Services prepares for consideration by the Chief Counsel and Assistant Chief Counsel for Employment and Labor Law, business cases to support the acquisition of outside counsel, to include proposed legal strategy and projected costs.

    Deals with extremely complex and difficult legal questions or factual issues that may require original and creative legal thinking to resolve.

    Works independently and has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies.

    Establishes and maintains a high level of trust with executive-level management of the Office of the Chief Counsel, agency executives, senior managers or officials of the FAA, the DOT, OMB and other federal agencies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • US Citizenship is required.
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
    • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
    • Position requires 25% travel.
    • Some, all, or none of the applicants may be interviewed.
    • A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized. (See note below.)

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, ALL applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

    (1) have a JD Degree from an accredited law school;

    (2) be admitted to practice before the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction or within the District of Columbia;

    (3) be an active member of that bar; AND

    (4) demonstrate at least 5 or more years legal experience culminating at a level equivalent to at least a GS-15 or K Band level attorney grade/pay band (FG/GS-15 or FV-K) in the Federal Government or non-Federal equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as that which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is typically in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience handling complex class action litigation.

    You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.

    Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

    *Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

    Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; or (3) alphabetical, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.

    Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

    **All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**

    Education

    This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

    Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

    Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

    Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

    All applicants must provide proof of a completed JD degree from an accredited law school.

    Foreign Education: For additional information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

    Applicants who are not currently in the 905 occupational series (Attorney) in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 905 occupational series (Attorney), you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.

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    Make sure your Resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.

    Additional information

    We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
    Position may be subject to a background investigation.
    A one-year probationary period may be required.
    The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

    NOTES:

    1) As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

    In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA section, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

    2) This position is covered by the FAA Core Compensation plan. Additional information about core compensation is available on the following website: http://jobs.faa.gov/FAACoreCompensation.htm.

    3) This Level 5 (Moderate Risk; Public Trust) position requires favorable adjudication of a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) background investigation prior to appointment, unless a waiver is obtained.

    4) This is an Open-Continuous Announcement. Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2018; however, the announcement will close sooner if the position is filled prior to the established closing date.

    • The 1st cut-off for the receipt of applications and referral of candidates will be May 19, 2018, or when at least 100 applications have been received.
    • The 2nd cut-off for the receipt of applications and referral of candidates will be May 31, 2018, or when at least 50 applications have been received, if the vacancy has not been filled.

    5) A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized. Applicants may be considered for a recruitment incentive of up to 25% per year of the selectee's base pay. The incentive would be paid incrementally over a four-year period. A four-year service agreement is required. Current Federal employees or former Federal employees with less than a 90-day break in service are not eligible for this incentive.


    This is not a bargaining unit position.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated



    IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    ALL applicants MUST submit the following:

    (1) resume with complete work history;

    (2) proof of active membership to the bar of any U.S. jurisdiction or within the District of Columbia. Please provide bar association number(s) and verification of active status.;

    (3) writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages in length); and

    (4) copy of unofficial or official transcript from an accredited law school verifying JD degree.

    For guidance on how to create a Federal resume, visit http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/resume-guide.pdf.

    Only the documents listed above will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents MUST be uploaded or before the closing date of this announcement. Failure to submit all required documents by the closing date will result in a finding of ineligible. We are not responsible for incomplete, missing or illegible documents.

    Please DO NOT email your application documents. We cannot accept documents received via the email system. Documents sent via email will NOT receive consideration.

    **Veterans preference does not apply to Attorney positions. PLEASE do not submit any documentation related to veterans preference.**

    This position has a positive education requirement; college transcripts are required for ALL candidates newly appointed to the FAA in the 905 series.

    College transcripts must be submitted from current FAA employees applying for internal vacancies if they have never held a position in the, 905 series with the FAA.

    College transcripts are not required from current FAA employees who are currently occupying a 905 series.

    If selected, official transcripts are required prior to employment.

    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.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION.

    We strongly encourage applicants to utilize the USAJOBS resume builder in the creation of resumes.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:

    • Job Title (include series and grade if Federal Job)
    • Duties (be specific in describing your duties)
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor name and phone number
    • Start and end dates including month, day and year (e.g. June 18 2007 to April 05 2008)
    • Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
    • Salary

    Determining length of General or Specialized Experience is dependent on the above information and failure to provide ALL of this information may result in a finding of ineligible.

    You may upload completed documents to your USAJOBS Account. This will provide you the opportunity to utilize the uploaded information again when applying for future vacancies. Please see this guide, Document Upload Guide, for more information on uploading and re-using the documents in your applications.

    Agency contact information

    Janet Haywood

    Phone

    (202) 267-2932

    Fax

    (202) 267-8330

    Email

    janet.haywood@faa.gov

    Address

    Federal Aviation Administration
    HQ Employment Services Branch (AHF-110)
    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Room 523
    Washington, DC 20591
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    Next steps

    Candidates for FAA positions are evaluated using our Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral (AVIATOR) system. AVIATOR compares your skills and experience as described in your application with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be an eligible, highly-qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

    Important - If you make any change to your application, you must resubmit it. If you change your application and do not resubmit it, your changes will not be considered part of your application package, and your previous application will be considered.

    All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or other non-merit factors. DOT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Additional information on reasonable accommodations procedures or on EEO Programs is available on Office of Civil Rights (ACR) or by contacting the local FAA Civil Rights Office.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498709900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.