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Job Title:Trial Attorney

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:OGC-12-DEU-456MB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$80,259.00 to $154,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, November 16, 2012 to Thursday, December 06, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

CU-0905-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

This position is located in the Division of Enforcement and Litigation, Office of General Counsel (OGC), NCUA. The position was established with a full range of professional legal tasks and responsibilities to meet the demands of the Office in matters involving litigation and liquidations of credit unions.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • You will be required to serve a two year trial period.
  • This position is not in a bargaining unit.

DUTIES:

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THIS POSITION IS IN THE EXCEPTED SERVICE.

 

As a Trial Attorney you will:

Personally prepare or oversee the preparation of pleadings, briefs, memoranda, and legal documentation and correspondence for significant cases involving complex and difficult legal questions of factual issues, with an emphasis on personnel law, employment discrimination law, and all labor relations matters.

Advise top management in OGC (GC, DGC and AGC), the NCUA Board, Regional Directors, and Office Directors on matters of responsibility, including defense and settlement of cases, appeals, and EEO complaints; advise/participate in management negotiating teams before/during union contract negotiations; recommend courses of action, including the type of administrative action to be pursued in particular situations; and develop and recommend litigation strategy.

Identify and analyze legal issues and determines applicable law, develops facts, and determines need for additional facts.

In areas of assignment, develop and coordinate the development of all litigation-related documents, prepare witnesses, assures compliance with local court rules and procedures, and represent the Agency in hearings, trials, pre-trial conferences, and discovery proceedings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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For the CU-13 level: You must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Proof of membership in the bar must indicate a current active membership. You must have at least five years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar. Professional legal experience is defined as experience relevant to the duties of this position, including legal research and writing involving interpretation of federal laws and regulations, experience drafting and interpreting regulations, and legal work related to the supervision or operation of regulated institutions.

 

For the CU-14 level: You must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Proof of membership in the bar must indicate a current active membership. You must have more than five years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar. Professional legal experience is defined as experience relevant to the duties of this position, including legal research and writing involving interpretation of federal laws and regulations, experience drafting and interpreting regulations, and legal work related to the supervision or operation of regulated institutions.

 

You must have experience representing an agency of the federal government and presenting cases at administrative hearings, trials, or similar proceedings.


You must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

 

A professional knowledge of law, requiring admission to the bar.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Federal government officials, private industry officials, staff members, etc.

Professional knowledge of general law and of legal practices, principles, precedent, and research methods.

Ability to analyze and assess facts and to independently prepare complex legal documents.

Skill in expressing thoughts clearly, succinctly and forcefully. 

Knowledge of litigation techniques for application in the Agency's litigation and enforcement activities.

Ability to take testimony, present evidence and represent the Agency before Administrative Law Judges at hearings of the MSPB and EEOC.

Knowledge, skills, and ability to manage a caseload associated with labor law (including personnel, employment discrimination, and labor law matters) and general litigation matters.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The basis of determining the applicants who appear to be best suited for this position will be an evaluation of the applicants' experience and/or training as reflected in the application package, which must include a resume and writing sample (i.e., a brief, legal opinion letter, legal memorandum, or other document containing a comparable level of legal analysis). Writing samples will be evaluated on the basis of your ability to analyze a legal problem and clearly and concisely articulate legal rationale. The amount of experience or training will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification. The application materials submitted must demonstrate the relatedness of the education and/or experience to the duties of the position and the ability to successfully perform these duties.


BENEFITS:

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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care, and Flexible Spending Account.

OTHER INFORMATION:

SALARY:  Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy.  The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR), which includes a locality rate of 21.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area.

NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.



HOW TO APPLY:

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YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

To apply for this position, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to create or log in to your USAJOBS account:

1. Submit your resume.

2. Complete the online questionnaire.

3. Submit all required documents (see "Required Documents" section).

4. Click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the process.

 

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire.  Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating.

 

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: 787072. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/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.

 

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at: ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

(1) WRITING SAMPLE: You are required to submit a writing sample (i.e., a brief, legal opinion letter, legal memorandum, or other document containing a comparable level of legal analysis).  Writing samples will be evaluated on the basis of your ability to analyze a legal problem and clearly and concisely articulate legal rationale.

(2) VETERAN'S PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):

  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter and SF-15 for 10-Point preference.

  

(3) TRANSCRIPTS: An "Unofficial" transcript is acceptable for application purposes . To receive credit for education completed in foreign colleges/universities, you must show proof that education has been evaluated and is equivalent to education received in an U.S. accredited educational institution.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Lisa Bazemore
Phone: (703)518-6578
Email: MBAZEMORE@NCUA.GOV
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA
22314

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will receive an email that your resume has been received from the USAJOBS website.  You can check the status of your application by logging back into your USAJOBS account.

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Job Announcement Number:

OGC-12-DEU-456MB

Control Number:

331210500