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    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.  DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

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    Responsibilities

    This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor, Federal Employees' and Energy Workers' Compensation (FEEWC) Division. The FEEWC Division is responsible for providing legal services to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs in connection with workers' compensation claims under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act and the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. The Division also provides legal services to all agencies of the Department in connection with claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claims Act, and related statutes.

    The incumbent will be responsible for providing a wide range of legal services to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) in connection with OWCP's administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA). The FECA is the workers’ compensation program for Federal employees who sustain injuries or illnesses while in the performance of duty.  The incumbent also provides legal services to all DOL agencies in regard to administrative claims and litigation seeking damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).The incumbent is responsible for providing a variety of legal services related to FECA, including: analyzing and conducting legal research on questions requiring the interpretation of FECA or its regulations and policy directives; drafting legal opinions; providing informal legal advice; assisting in drafting and review of regulations implementing FECA; and assisting in the drafting and review of legislative proposals relating to FECA. The incumbent is responsible for analyzing administrative claims under the FTCA and related statutes arising out of the operation of all agencies in the Department of Labor. The incumbent will also assist both the Department of Justice and various U.S. Attorney Offices with litigation arising under FECA and the FTCA in U.S. District and Appellate Courts by analyzing litigation seeking review of OWCP actions in regard to FECA determinations or analyzing litigation seeking damages from the United States under the FTCA and drafting pleadings in such litigation as well as providing litigation reports. The incumbent represents OWCP in administrative appellate proceedings before the Employees' Compensation Appeals Board by preparing pleadings and representingthe Director of OWCP at oral argument. Incumbent further reviews for legal soundness and accuracy various types of program materials originating from OWCP, such as policies, procedures, technical manuals, correspondence or other publications.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor’s recommendation to the next grade.

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526886400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.