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    This position is located in the Division of Fair Labor Standards. The Division is responsible for appellate litigation and the preparation of regulations, interpretations, and opinions within the Division's program area and for otherwise advising the Solicitor and the Department's other agencies on matters for which it is responsible.  The selected attorney will provide a wide range of legal services regarding the administration and enforcement of the laws assigned to the Division.

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    The Division of Fair Labor Standards is responsible for the overall planning and direction of the Department's administration and enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act (including child labor), Family and Medical Leave Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act, various contract labor standards statutes (including the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and the Service Contract Act), various worker protection provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), numerous whistleblower protection laws, and other laws.  The incumbent is assigned work in these program areas that typically involves novel, complex and sensitive matters. The complexity of the work and the degree of independence expected of the incumbent increase from GS to the GS-14 level.   Incumbent handles appellate cases before administrative tribunals, United States district courts (under APA review) and the courts of appeals.  In each case assigned to incumbent in which the Department has received an adverse decision at the administrative trial or district court level, he/she is responsible for preparing a recommendation regarding whether an appeal should be taken. In each case in which an appeal is taken, either by the Department or by another party, incumbent drafts the brief and whatever motions are appropriate.  Incumbent conducts negotiations with counsel for parties on the same and opposing sides of litigation with respect to procedural and substantive aspects of the case. 

     Incumbent presents oral argument before the U.S. courts of appeals in cases briefed. Incumbent also analyzes private cases for possible participation as amicus curiae, and drafts briefs and participates in oral argument in cases where such participation is warranted.  All of these cases may involve novel, complex or sensitive issues. Incumbent prepares, or assists agency personnel in preparing, rules and regulations to be issued under the above-referenced laws for publication in the Federal Register.  In addition, incumbent reviews compliance assistance materials before they are disseminated to the public. 

    Incumbent analyzes legislative materials and correspondence received by the Department to determine whether they raise issues under the statutes administered by the Division, and reviews or drafts proposed responses as necessary.  Incumbent reviews interpretations, opinions and rulings prepared by the agencies dealing with important, and often complex, issues. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be needed, but travel is not often.

    Supervisory status


    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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527175900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.