About the Agency
Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission: to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces. The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.
We are seeking a talented trial attorney to litigate cases and advise on matters involving federal employment law and federal information law. The person selected will report to the Department’s Counsel for Employment Law, working in the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor (SOL), Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services (MALS)and also support the Counsel for FOIA and Information Law. SOL’s mission is to meet the legal service demands of the entire Department of Labor and help ensure that the Nation’s labor laws are forcefully and fairly applied to protect the Nation’s workers. The MALS Division provides the Department of Labor with legal advice and litigation services relating to a variety of governmental and management legal issues, such as appropriations, procurement, employment, labor relations, and information law issues, and also serves as the administrative arm of the Office of the Solicitor.
- The trial attorney for federal employment and information law handles sophisticated and complex litigation before the Federal Labor Relations Authority, Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before impartial arbitrators under the Department’s negotiated and administrative grievance procedures.
- The trial attorney manages through preparation and presentation of cases, including conduct of pre-trial discovery, use of expert and other witnesses, deals with all written case matters and filings, and ensures for trial, including expert witnesses, and cross examines opposing witnesses, including expert witnesses. Attorney provides case status updates, written filings for review, and other routine information to the relevant Counsel or other supervisor on a regular basis.
- The trial attorney is regularly assigned difficult, complex and novel cases in federal employment law and information law, such as class action cases, sensitive matters involving agency staff and programs, and cases of important precedential value to the Department.
- The attorney routinely provides advice to client agencies regarding employment relations, labor-management relations, FOIA, privacy, and other information law issues.
- In the information law area, the trial attorney assists the Department of Justice in litigation defending the Department’s actions related to FOIA, Privacy Act (PA), and other federal information law. The attorney routinely assists agency officials with review and release of voluminous document sets, prepares Vaughn indices, and responds to requests under 29 C.F.R. § 2.20 for records or testimony of DOL officials when DOL is not a party to an underlying action.
- The attorney occasionally handles legal assignments in other areas of responsibility of the Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, such as appropriations law and procurement law, and internal labor relations.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel may be required for this position.