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Job Title:Attorney Advisor

Agency:Federal Labor Relations Authority

Job Announcement Number:FLRA-13-822861

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$61,612.00 to $80,093.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Wednesday, January 30, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Denver, CO United StatesView Map


Open to all US Citizens.


Thank you for your interest in the FLRA

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) is committed to promoting stable, constructive labor-management relations that contribute to a more effective and efficient Government.  Agency employees maintain a high level of enthusiasm, professionalism, and productivity.  The FLRA placed in the overall top ten small agencies in the 2012 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.  The FLRA also ranked third overall in both Teamwork and in Effective Leadership, and fifth in Strategic Management, Work/Life Balance, and Training and Development.  These results demonstrate FLRA’s commitment to empowering and developing a highly engaged and effective workforce to serve the American people.


FLRA's Denver Regional Office is centrally located near downtown. Denver nicknamed the "Mile-High City" has some of the best restaurants, boutique shopping, luxury hotels and light rail stop just minutes from our building.  Also, our building is near Denver's 16th Street tree-lined Pedestrian Mall. Join us as this is a great place to work! 


  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be admitted to the bar in good standing.
  • Must possess a professional law degree from an accredited law school.


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The incumbent will become involved in all aspects of the FLRA Office of General Counsel’s (OGC) Denver Regional Office work.  Major duties include investigating and recommending disposition of Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed by federal agencies, the exclusive representatives of federal employees, or individuals.  The incumbent may also investigate cases involving representation issues, including holding hearings to resolve contested issues; scheduling and conducting complex mail, manual, or combination elections; and/or drafting Decisions and Orders on complex representation issues.  Other duties may include designing and/or presenting a variety of programs consistent with the OGC’s policy on training and facilitation.


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 Qualifications for Attorney-Advisor, GS-0905-11: Applicant must possess the first professional law degree from an accredited law school, have been admitted to a Bar and have at least one year of professional legal experience; or have completed a year of acceptable performance in the same or closely related work at the GS-9 level.  Superior law student work or activities may be substituted for the one year of professional legal experience needed to qualify for the GS-11.
Special Provisions: at the Grade 11 level, superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following MAY be substituted for the one year of professional legal experience needed to qualify:  

  1. Academic standing in the upper third of the law school graduating class.
  2. Work or achievement of significance on law school's official law review.
  3. Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school, such as election to the Order of the Coif.
  4. Winning a moot court competition or membership on the moot court team which represents the law school in competition with other law schools.
  5. Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation.
  6. Significant summer or school-year law office clerk experience in labor relations or a related field.
  7. Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.

Applicants applying for this position at the GS-11 level who have not been admitted to the Bar should apply under announcement FLRA-13-822903, Law Clerk GS-0904-11. Applicants who apply under the Law Clerk Announcement may be hired under provisional appointments of 14 months as Law Clerk Trainees. Law Clerk Trainees must be admitted to the Bar within 14 months after appointment to FLRA or be separated for failure to meet a condition of employment. Upon passing the Bar, Law Clerk Trainees receive new appointments to Attorney positions without time limits.

Background Investigation: Must pass fingerprint and criminal background investigation.
Selective Service System: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or certify that they are exempt from registering with the Selective Service System.


The information contained in your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet basic qualification requirements, and possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential for successful job performance.  If you meet the minimum qualifications required by the position, your entire application package will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME).  If deemed necessary, additional tests or job-related assessments may be administered to evaluate competencies or fitness for employment.


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FLRA offers challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentives that include, in part, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options. Alternative work and/or tele-work/telecommuting schedules may be available.  For additional information about Federal benefit programs, visit:


FLRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical handicap, or any other non-merit reason.

FLRA 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. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.
The Hatch Reform Amendments of 1993 (Public Law 103-94) prohibit individuals from requesting, making, transmitting, accepting, or considering political recommendations (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2202) in effecting personnel actions.

Special Employment Considerations - If you are applying based on eligibility for a special employment program/authority such as persons with disabilities, you MUST submit supporting documentation (e.g., Vocational Rehabilitation certification/medical documentation, SF-50, certificate of program completion, etc.) in order to establish program eligibility.

FLRA is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected for a vacancy with promotion potential. Future promotions will be dependent on performance, workforce analysis, and budget approval.

FLRA will not pay any travel, transportation or relocation expenses. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty are the responsibility of the selected candidate.

FLRA may use this vacancy announcement to fill one or more vacancies.

FLRA at any time during the selection process may ask you to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired or you may be fired after you begin work.

All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.


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Option A - Apply Online (Preferred Method)   
Click the Apply Online button located to the right of the announcement.
Register by creating an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.
Follow prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.
Upload supporting documentation from your personal computer.
Click the Submit My Answers button to apply.

Option B - Alternative Method (Unable to Apply Online)  
Click the link below "Occupational Questionnaire" and print the questionnaire.
Obtain and print the OPM Form 1203-FX to provide responses to printed questionnaire.
Access the form at:
Attach your resume or OF-612 and all required documents.
Use completed OPM Form 1203-FX (pages 1 through 6) as fax cover page (name, social security number are shown).
Fax to 1-478-757-3144.
You must submit pages 1 through 6 of the OPM 1203-FX to be considered.
Do not use a different cover page.

Option C - Fax supporting documentation you are unable to upload.
Download USA Staffing cover page:
Place the Vacancy ID on the cover page.
Fax documents with cover page to 1-478-757-3144.

To view the questionnaire click the link:View Occupational Questionnaire



Application Package - Resume or OF-612 with relevant experience (Start/end dates format mm/dd/yy; and hours/week); completed on-line Occupational Questionnaire; and required documents. 

Current or Former Federal Employee - You must submit your most recent performance appraisal and a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that indicates grade, step, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the highest position and salary obtained in the Federal Service.  Do not submit an SF-50 for a cash or time off award.

Transcripts -  If you graduated from law school within the last five years, then you must submit an unofficial or official transcript with your application package.  Or, you may substitute the transcript with a list of law school courses. The list must have the name of courses, grades earned, grade point average, course completion dates, and quarter or semester hours earned. If you are selected for the position and you submitted a course listing only, you may be asked to provide a transcript.

Proof of Bar Membership – You must submit documentation verifying that you are an active member in good standing of a bar of a State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial Court under the U.S. Constitution.

ICTAP/CTAP Applicants - You must submit proof to support your claim for ICTAP/CTAP.

Applicants with Disabilities - You must submit your certification from a rehabilitation counselor indicating that you can perform the duties of this position and are eligible for an excepted appointment based on a physical or mental disability.

Selective Service Exemption - If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, AND you have NOT registered with the Selective Service System, you must have an approved exemption. You must provide a copy of the exemption prior to interview and selection.


Robin Davis
Phone: (202)218-7935
Agency Information:
Federal Labor Relations Authority FLRA
1400 K Street NW
Washington, DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire (if applicable) and you may be contacted to provide further documentation or for an interview.

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