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    This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), General Law Office (GLO), Employment Law Practice Group (ELPG), Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-general-counsel-ogc.

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    Responsibilities

    About the General Law Office:

    The GLO is one of several law offices that comprise OGC and consists of three practice groups, one of which is the Employment Law Practice Group. The GLO functions as a boutique litigation group and provides advice and representation on issues relating to EPA operations in the following areas: information law including the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Federal Records Act; labor and employment law; intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright issues; and national security law, including the Inspector General Act. Attorneys in this office litigate in administrative forums and in federal courts.

    The Employment Law Practice Group handles counseling and litigation for the Agency on all aspects of employment law including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 as am ended, and the whistleblower protection provisions of several environmental statutes.

    This position is in the excepted service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status; however, this position is covered for the purpose of federal retirement and benefits.

    Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

    If you are selected, you will be expected to report to work as soon as practical, but no later than thirty (30) days from the date you receive a final job offer. Extension of this reporting requirement may be granted only under extraordinary circumstances.

    Responsibilities

    This Attorney-Adviser position is a nonsupervisory first line manager as the Assistant General Counsel for the Employment Law Practice Group (ELPG).  The GLO Assistant General Counsel for ELPG assists the GLO Associate and Deputy Associate General Counsels in managing the day-to-day operation of the practice group’s legal counseling function, defensive litigation practice, and other legal services for program client offices. The ELPG Assistant General Counsel oversees and manages the work of approximately eight ELPG staff attorneys. The ELPG Assistant General Counsel also helps manage EPA’s national security law and Inspector General Act portfolio.

    Other responsibilities include:

    • Serving as an expert on a broad range of employment, personnel, and labor law issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the Whistleblower Protection Act as amended, the whistleblower protection provisions of several environmental statutes, and other employment law-related statutes, regulations and Executive Orders;
    • Managing attorneys litigating cases under the above-noted employment law statutes before Federal Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Merit Systems Protection Board;
    • Providing well-reasoned legal advice to the GLO Associate and Deputy Associate General Counsels, General Counsel, Assistant Administrators, and other senior officials in connection with all aspects of employment law, including the above-noted employment law statutes, as well as on national security law and Inspector General Act issues;
    • Assigning work to the practice group and any attorneys performing interdivisional assignments with ELPG;
    • Monitoring assigned work and ensuring that issues and matters are appropriately prioritized;
    • Reviewing assigned work and providing feedback to ensure the delivery of consistent, coherent, and sound legal advice;
    • Acting as the contact person for high-level communications with the U.S. Department of Justice, EPA senior managers, and other U.S. government senior management officials;
    • Training attorneys new to the group on matters related to the practice group’s work;
    • Consulting with the GLO Associate and Deputy Associate General Counsels on issues relating to staff, performance, promotions and awards for group members; and
    • Performing other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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