The incumbent of this position serves as attorney advisor on a Board Member's staff and is responsible for: (1) analyzing and recommending disposition of cases; (2) performing or participating in special research and study projects (3) recommending changes in the Board's policies, regulations, and procedures; and (4) providing opinions and recommendations on proposed legislation affecting the Board's functions.Learn more about this agency
- Handles individual cases as assigned by the Board Member that may include cases representative of the most difficult in the field of administrative law;
- Prepares "bench memoranda" setting forth the contested issues the Board must decide;
- Prepares memoranda summarizing the arguments contained in amicus briefs in cases in which the Board has invited briefing by interested members of the public;
- Drafts official decisions/orders of the Board; and
- Reviews memoranda prepared by other counsel.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- Must pass a background investigation prior to appointment.
- Must submit a complete resume and application package.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
- Bar Certification and active member of bar in good standing.
- This position is in the excepted service.
To qualify at the GS-13 level, one full year of specialized experience, at the GS-12 grade level or two years legal experience which has provided the applicant with the competencies required to successfully perform the duties of an Attorney-Adviser (Labor). Examples of specialized experience include: judicial clerkships; employment with an established labor relations office of a Federal agency or employment with a comparable organization that requires a strong background in labor and employment law. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess skill in developing timely, practical solutions to complex labor and employment problems through the application of legal knowledge and use of interpersonal skills and; demonstrated analytical, research, and problem-solving skills. (Please ensure your labor experience is highlighted in your resume.)
To qualify at the GS-14 level, one full year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level or at least three years experience, which has provided the applicant with the particular competencies required to successfully perform the duties of a senior Attorney-Advisor (Labor), which include reviewing, analyzing, and recommending disposition of cases that may pose difficult and important issues and that may require individual expert and/or highly expeditious handling; drafting complex decisions for approval by superiors; and, on occasion, participating in special research and study projects which serve as a basis for important case decisions, and significant policy, regulation, or procedural changes. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess superior legal research and writing skills and outstanding communication skills. (Please ensure your labor experience is highlighted in your resume.)
Using Education to Qualify: Education must be completed in an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. (Note: If you are selected for this position based on education, an official transcript will be required, prior to your first day.)
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in accredited U.S. education programs; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
SUPPLEMENTARY VACANCIES: Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The National Labor Relations Board is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Applicants with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Agency's Selective Placement Coordinator by email email@example.com. NLRB offers a wide array of reasonable accommodations and programs for individuals with disabilities. (Note: for additional information for job seekers with disabilities, please click on the following website, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/.
PLACEMENT POLICY: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
WORK SCHEDULE: NLRB supports the use of flexible work schedules as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework.
WRITING SAMPLE: Upon referral to the selecting official, a writing sample may be requested.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that your scores do not reflect that you meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, you will lose consideration for this position.
You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:
- Decision Making
- Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy:
- For Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4) http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
- For Disabled Veterans: DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (indicating % disability). http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
- For Certain Military Spouses: Copy of service member's PCS order authorizing the spouse to accompany the service member AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member was released or discharged from active duty due to a service-connected disability AND Documentation of the service member's 100% disability AND Proof of marriage to the service member; OR Proof the service member's death while on active duty AND Proof of marriage to the service member. http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.
- For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: transcripts - official or unofficial. A transcript is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, list of completed courses, semester hours, and GPA. If selected for this position, you must submit your official copy before confirmation of appointment.
- Content of Resume: Your resume that you choose to describe your job-related experiences will be used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that the information be relevant and detailed where appropriate, and complete. Your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.
- Bar Certification: Proof of active bar certification and good standing.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) Your resume and 3) Any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).
Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.
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Agency contact information
AddressOFFICE OF CHAIRMAN RING
1015 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20570-0001
If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. After a review of your resume, required documents and occupational questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your application status. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. Applicants will receive notification when a final selection has been made.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523072700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.