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    As Solicitor, the incumbent serves as the chief legal advisor and consultant for all Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) components. The Solicitor is responsible for the enforcement and defense of the Authority's orders and decisions, as well as for providing legal advice on issues arising in connection with the FLRA's general operations and on major questions of law and policy arising in connection with the adjudication of cases.

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    This position reports to the Chairman and is located in the Office of the Solicitor of the FLRA. The incumbent directs the day-to-day operations of the Office, including planning work to be accomplished by subordinates and setting and adjusting short-and long-term priorities. The Solicitor also represents the Authority, as directed, and takes responsibility for special tasks and efforts as required. Specifically, the Solicitor manages, supervises, assists, or performs tasks in any or all of the following functional areas:

    • Represents the Authority in litigation involving review or enforcement of Authority orders, filed in U.S. Courts of Appeals under § 7123(a) or (b) of the Statute, 5 U.S.C. §§ 7101-7135, and in other litigation involving the FLRA filed in any court (except injunction cases filed in U.S. district courts under § 7123(d) of the Statute) or with any administrative agency;
    • Renders advice on legal questions presented by major case decisions or policy statements under the Statute, and on legal issues resulting from the impact of other statutes, Executive Orders, or regulations on the operations of the FLRA (e.g., Sunshine Act, Ethics in Government Act, and Privacy Act). This advice covers a wide range of questions such as questions of statutory interpretation, administrative law and procedure, human resources policy and employee relations, and budgetary matters;
    • Determines the propriety of requests for records, documents, or other information of the Authority submitted under the Freedom of Information Act. Serves as the FLRA's Chief FOIA Officer;
    • Supervises the preparation and issuance of rules and regulations of the FLRA;
    • Manages the FLRA's ethics program and renders ethics advice to the FLRA and its employees on ethics issues such as those involving standards of conduct and financial disclosure requirements. Serves as the FLRA's Designated Agency Ethics Official;
    • As necessary, serves as liaison representative of the FLRA in meetings with other government agencies, such as MSPB, EEOC, and the Department of Justice;
    • Advises on the impact of proposed legislation on the operations of the FLRA;
    • Performs miscellaneous and other legal advisory duties upon the requests of the Authority's Chairman and Members, the Panel, the General Counsel, and other agency officials; and
    • Evaluates work performance of subordinates and gives advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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