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Job Title:Assistant General Counsel

Agency:National Labor Relations Board

Job Announcement Number:NL12ES769286SA

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of a prestigious and elite Agency created by Congress in 1935, to administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law for relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent Federal agency that has daily impact on the way America's companies, industries and unions conduct business.

The National Labor Relations is looking for a dynamic and energetic leader to join their Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps.  The SES is comprised of men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government.  These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution. 

THIS POSITION IS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES): This is a Career-Reserved position and therefore must be filled by a career appointee. Candidates are not required to have previous SES career service before applying. The selected candidate executive/managerial qualifications must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management prior to an initial SES career appointment. Positions in the SES are ungraded. 


NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), who meet the professional/technical qualifications requirements, may be considered for this position on a non competitive basis. Applicants for noncompetitive consideration are not required to submit a supplemental statement addressing their ECQs.  However, they must submit a Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, to establish proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment; their most recent performance appraisal and address the professional/technical qualifications.

 

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Division of Operations Management, of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Division of Operations Management is the major functional division of the General Counsel's organization and the largest segment of the entire Agency, comprising all Regional, Sub-regional, and Resident Offices. The large majority of the Agency operations is conducted through field offices, where all unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions are filed initially and where over 90 percent of such cases reach final disposition without required formal action by the NLRB Board itself. Operations Management is responsible for coordinating case flow and management throughout all field offices of the General Counsel and for developing systems to achieve integration of all case processing activities along the continuum of case handling in Washington and the Field. Additionally, Operations Management serves as a staff unit to assist the General Counsel in evaluating and effecting improvements in case processing achievements in relation to workload, budget, and operational objectives, and in translating legal policy decisions into operating programs.  

THIS POSITION IS BEING POSTED CONCURRENTLY WITH THE ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION, NL12ES769838SA. 

Relocation expenses will be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Initial SES Career Appointee is subject to a 1-year probationary period.
  • Background investigation may be required. Drug testing is not required.
  • Current bar membership in good standing.

DUTIES:

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The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) is in charge of a District comprising five or more Regional offices, each of which is headed by a Regional Director, assists the Associate General Counsel in discharging responsibilities, and has delegated responsibility for the management and supervision of the offices within the AGC's respective District. The Assistant General Counsel is required to possess and maintain a commanding knowledge of both procedural and substantive law. The Assistant General Counsel acts as the General Counsel's representative to:  

  • Develop and manage the resources and energy of the field organization toward achieving maximum productivity (the NLRB GPRA goals), while simultaneously assuring that the Regions are maintaining a high quality of case handling and public service;
  • Initiate, direct or conduct special on-site studies to independently determine causes of any seemingly deficient management or case handling operations and as appropriate takes steps to immediately correct or improve a situation;  
  • Participate with the Associate General Counsel and the Deputy in the institution and administration of government wide programs (EEO, etc) and Agency wide programs (General Counsel policies, labor management relations, compliance with the national collective bargaining agreement, human resources policy and procedures, etc); 
  • Effect coordination between Regional offices and Headquarters case processing to assure adequate and timely consideration of all significant case issues, as well as correctness and consistency in the application of legal principles and Agency policies;
  • Serve as the frontline representative of the General Counsel at the national level in dealings with Congressional Committees, leaders of the labor bar, and business and labor leaders at the highest level of any legal, policy, or administrative matters relating to field operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To met the minimum qualification requirements for this position, all candidates must be an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial  Court under the US Constitution, and submit a separate narrative statement to show possession of the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs) listed below.  Responses should summarize the applicants experience in relation to the PTQs and specific examples of accomplishments.  Applicants who do not meet the PTQs will be eliminated from further consideration.  Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, please review note on page one. 

(A) PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS- PTQs (should not exceed 3 pages in total length): 

(1) Demonstrated knowledge of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended and Agency policies and procedures.

(2) Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability to coordinate, manage, and participate at the highest level in case handling involving Regional Offices and Washington Headquarters offices to achieve maximum productivity, quality case processing and effective service to the public.

(3) Possession of the managerial skill and ability to develop, coordinate and administer Agency programs, policies and objectives. 

In addition to the Professional and Technical Qualifications, candidates must submit a separate narrative statement to show possession of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below.  The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential, not technical expertise.  They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.  You are required to respond to all ECQs.  If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible.  Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, please review note on page one. 

B) Executive Core Qualifications -ECQs (should be approximately 5 pages not to exceed 10 pages in total length): 

(1) ECQ - Leading Change

This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity, and persistence, even under adversity.

(2) ECQ - Leading People

This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies which maximizes employee potential and fosters high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

(3) ECQ - Results Driven

This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions, and to produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

(4) ECQ - Business Acumen

This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.

(5) ECQ - Building Coalitions/Communication

This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

Detailed information on writing ECQ statements can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) web at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf


      

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Applicants who are current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP, or otherwise who meet the mandatory requirements (Executive Core Qualifications and Professional Technical Qualifications), will be considered qualified for this position.  Rating and Ranking to determine "Best Qualified" will be conducted by a panel of experts and will be based upon consideration of the degree to which applicants meet the mandatory knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ECQs and PTQs.   Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP will be considered noncompetitively.  Those applicants who are determined Best Qualified will be sent to the selecting official for possible interview.


BENEFITS:

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The NLRB provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including on site health unit services (certain offices), fitness center, credit union, and a multi-faceted Employee Assistance Program.

OTHER INFORMATION:

VETERANS PREFERENCE DOES NOT APPLY TO THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE. 

Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. 

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3303, any recommendation by Members of Congress, Congressional employees, selected State or local government officials, political party officials or other individuals or organizations making the recommendation on the basis of the party affiliation of the applicant is prohibited. Executive Branch agencies are barred from accepting or considering prohibited political recommendations, and, indeed, are required to return to the individual any prohibited political recommendation with reference to statutory prohibition. Such officials may supply a statement which relates solely to the character and residence of the individual. 

Privacy Act Information: The application materials you submit for this position contain information subject to the Privacy Act of 1978 (P.L. 93-579, 5 U.S.C. 552a). We are required to provide you with information regarding our authority and purposes for collecting the data; the routine uses which will be made of it, the effect, if any, of nondisclosure. You are entitled to the same information, as it pertains specifically to disclosure of your social security number. Any questions you may have regarding Privacy Act regulations and the rights they extend can be obtained by calling (202)273-0044. 

SELECTION FOR THIS POSITION SHALL BE DETERMINED ON THE BASIS OF MERIT WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION FOR ANY REASON SUCH AS RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON DISQUALIFYING DISABILITY, OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY. THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMODATION WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS. http://www.opm.gov/disability/

MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1959, MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM BEFORE THEY CAN BE EMPLOYED BY AN EXECUTIVE AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO AGENCY EMPLOYEES APPOINTED (HIRED) BEFORE NOVEMBER 8, 1985.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents

    (a)  A separate narrative statement specifically addressing each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ)requirement and Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) requirement.  Please address each Professional/Technical Qualification (PTQ) separately from the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).  Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of an SES CDP need not submit ECQs, only PTQs are required.

    (b) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action 

     (c) A current performance appraisal

    (d) Proof of current bar membership (except Agency employees currently in the 905 series).

 To begin the process, click the "Apply Online" button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 769286. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire 
View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

We strongly recommend that you fax your entire application even if you have uploaded your entire application online.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your complete application package (containing the above required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, December 14, 2012.  

Particular care should be taken when addressing the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) described under Qualifications and Evaluation, as that information must also be reviewed and approved by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Be sure to include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards that demonstrate your skills in a particular ECQ. Please do not submit additional materials such as position descriptions, publications, course descriptions, or OPM literature. Materials other than those discussed under How to Apply will not normally be included in the application package when forwarded to the Executive Resources Board for evaluation.  

Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/reference/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf.  Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibility, the scope of complexity of programs management, and results of your actions. 

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this Notice of Vacancy.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sheila G. Avent
Phone: (202)273-4400
Email: SHEILA.AVENT@NLRB.GOV
Agency Information:
United States Govt National Labor Relations Board
1099 14th Street NW
Office of Human Resources
Room 6000
Washington, DC
20570

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.   

If selected, you must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB) before appointment can occur, unless you have been previously certified. 
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during
the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

 

 

 

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

NL12ES769286SA

Control Number:

329176800