A non-litigation attorney position that requires strong writing, research, and oral communication skills. Candidates with prior legal experience advising, consulting with, and representing clients in cases involving some or all of the laws incorporated by the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), as amended by the CAA of 1995 Reform Act of 2018, and who have broad general knowledge of labor, employment, civil service, constitutional and administrative law, are encouraged to apply.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director for the House of Representatives and performs the following duties:
- Is an important point of contact for individuals seeking information on the CAA and the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR). Thus, the Confidential Advisor is knowledgeable of the substantive provisions of the CAA, OCWR's Procedural Rules, and its roles, responsibilities, and authority.
- Maintains current knowledge of laws and policies affecting OCWR's mission. Monitors legislation, reports, and studies of interest to OCWR.
- Effectively communicates and conveys complex ideas and applies problem-solving techniques. Responsible, on a privileged and confidential basis, for consulting with claimants to obtain pertinent information on their concerns, analyzing facts and situations to advise whether claimants' allegations are matters within the CAA's purview, and providing relevant substantive and procedural information (e.g., explaining the significance and relative merits of the procedural options available to claimants before and after claim is filed).
- Discusses with claimants the relative merits of securing different types of representation before OCWR.
- Communicates ideas effectively, prepares written notes, conducts research, and drafts complex claims within strict deadlines. Assists and consults with the claimants about drafting claim.
- Assists with certain labor relations matters (e.g., representation elections).
- May participate in meetings with stakeholders-- attorneys, unions, covered employees, and employing offices -- to discuss CAA provisions, ADR procedures, reports, outreach initiatives, and OCWR programs.
- May review relevant regulations; prepare draft rules and notices of proposed rulemaking, review comments provided; and prepare and finalize such regulations.
- Skilled in using computer software applications and preparing electronic documents and correspondence.
- May conduct training for the covered community on substantive and procedural matters.
- Performs all duties in a timely and competent manner, taking initiative without specific instruction, acting independently when appropriate, and maintaining constructive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
- Is impartial and neutral in handling all matters and maintains strict confidentiality.
- Assumes other responsibilities as delegated by Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director.
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