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    About the Position: This is a General Attorney, GS-0905-13 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Office of Counsel, located in Fort Worth, TX.

    This position is in the excepted service without time limitation and will not be filled by competitive appointment. Service in this position may be fully creditable toward civil service retirement. Any selected applicant who is in the competitive service will be taken out of the competitive service when he or she occupies this position and will compete only with other excepted status employees in the event of a reduction-in-force. He or she, however, remains eligible for reinstatement in the competitive service.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides oral and written advice concerning civilian personnel law, employment, discrimination law and all labor relations matters.
    • Advises the Commander and senior management officials on both formal and informal resolution of grievances, EEO complaints, disciplinary actions, performance issues, attendance issues, and Unfair Labor Practice complaints.
    • Serves as agency representative and trial attorney on formal EEO complaints, at Fact Finding Conferences with IRD, in formal adversarial hearings before arbitrators and administrative law judges at the MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and other fora.
    • Conducts research in connection with cases to analyze factual and legal issues and to determine what additional facts are needed and what legal sources are applicable.
    • Prepares the Government?s case by deposing witnesses and gathering full information pertaining to the case.
    • Performs or defends discovery in the form of depositions, interrogatories, requests for production, and requests for admission.
    • Participates at the hearing as trial attorney for and on behalf of the District by examining and cross-examining witnesses, argues motions, prepares and presents opening statements and closing arguments.
    • Provides legal advice to Contracting Officers, Contract Specialists and project managers on contract formation and contract award issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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