BASIC QUALIFICATIONS :
Applicants must meet all of the following:
· Have a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) that is accredited by the American Bar Association;
· Active membership in good standing in the Bar or highest court of a state, or U.S. territory, U.S. commonwealth or District of Columbia;
· Never been disciplined, sanctioned, or had fitness to practice law challenged by any bar or court or a state or territory of the U.S. or District of Columbia,
· Professional legal experience in excess of three years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed. This experience must be professional legal experience in providing advice, guidance, and direction on a wide range of federal labor law issues, including but not limited to the statutes and Federal law regulations.
IMPORTANT: You must provide supporting documentation: Current Bar Membership and current official certification of your fitness to practice law. All certifications must be dated no more than 120 days prior to submitting the application. (In most states, you can obtain this certification, usually referred to as a Certificate of Good Standing, from The Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Services). Additionally, if you have been a bar member for less than five years, a copy of your final law school transcript and, if available, a statement of relative class standing is required. Failure to submit all of the proper documentation will result in removal of your application from consideration.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Do not submit writing samples or miscellaneous examples of your work. A complete resume is most important.
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:
Experience in and knowledge of federal labor law.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Skill and experience in using negotiation techniques to protect the Governments interest in labor law actions.
Skill and experience in preparation and presentation of cases involving Personnel Law and related areas of the law before administrative tribunals and courts.
Skill and experience in researching legal issues raised by requests for formal opinions, the analysis of complex factual situations in light of the results of such legal research and general legal principles, and the preparation of written legal opinions based upon such research and analysis.
Maintenance of a current license as an attorney and counselor at law in a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES SPECIFIC EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If you have been a member of the bar for less than 5 years, you MUST provide your law school transcripts. If you are selected, you must provide original transcripts prior to appointment. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
Your latest resume will be used to determine qualifications.
This position requires that you be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.
This may be a Testing Designated Position. You may be subject to pre-employment drug testing and participation in random drug testing as a condition of employment.
Incumbent is required to maintain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) currency as established by incumbent bar.
This is an Excepted Service appointment. The appointment made under the provisions of this announcement is excepted from competitive civil service and may require the incumbent serve a trial period. An applicant receiving such an appointment does not acquire competitive civil service status.
You are required to maintain current knowledge of changing statutory and regulatory guidance as they relate to the duties of this position, as well as general developments in technology that may improve the effective delivery of legal services.
Maintenance of a current license as an attorney and counselor-at-law in a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Work may require travel by both scheduled and non-scheduled government and commercial aircraft.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: No written examination will be required. Applicants will be rated on the content of the application, considering education, experience and other professional qualifications; that the best qualified applicants will be given an oral interview to further evaluate suitability and knowledge of the law; that final selection is a two-part process comprised of: (1) rating by the local civilian attorney committee (including results of the oral interview); and (2) final review of qualifications of the best qualified applicants by the qualifying authority including, in its discretion, another oral interview; and that final selection is subject to approval of the qualifying authority which may revise the rank order of preference of selection.
NOTE REGARDING BASIS OF RATING: If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience; your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.