This position is in the Special Counsel and Labor Relations Office. The incumbent will manage all labor related legal matters arising under the various components of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, as amended, and related statutory and regulatory provisions governing other aspects of Federal sector employment and fiscal law.Learn more about this agency
This vacancy is also being advertised to USA Citizens under Announcement: NL20EX10742409CF.
The selectee of this position is responsible for performing the following duties:
- Appearing on behalf of Agency management in contract negotiations, arbitrations, hearings and/or trial proceedings;
- Serving as lead in negotiation impasse proceedings before the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the Federal Service Impasses Panel;
- Litigating and drafting motions, briefs, and/or other pleadings before administrative judges, arbitrators and/or appellate court/bodies; and
- Providing day-to-day advice to management regarding labor relations, employment and/or fiscal law issues.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- A two-year probationary period may be required.
- Subject to a background investigation prior to appointment.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Must submit a complete resume and application package.
- Selectee must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
- This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
- This is an Excepted Service position.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must certify that they are an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial Court under the US Constitution by 04/09/20.
Do you have one year of specialized experience equal to or equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-14):
- Providing authoritative guidance, interpretation and recommendations based on labor, and employee relation laws, regulations and policies;
- Conducting analytical research and applying legislation, regulations and decisions in order to prepare legal correspondence for labor and/or employee relation cases; and
- Experience litigating administrative and judicial adjudications and proceedings?
Applicants are requested to submit a legal document of their choice - of no more than 10 pages.
Education must be accredited by 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 here.
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.)
You must meet all qualification requirements. (Required - if applicable) All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, please click HERE.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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 regarding Foreign Education, please click here.
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 here.
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 here.)
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.
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 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:
- Attention to Detail
- Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
- Problem Solving
- Written Communication
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application may be referred to the selecting official for further review.
In addition to your responses to the occupational questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy - if applicable. If necessary, please click on applicable links for additional information.
-For Disability Schedule A: Disability Letter
-For Veterans: DD-214 (member copy-4)
-For Disabled Veterans: DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later (indicating % disability)
-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;
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;
Proof the service member's death while on active duty AND proof of marriage to the service member.
- Resume that describes 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 the dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
- A complete Assessment Questionnaire.
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. (Current or Former Federal Employee) Please ensure your SF-50 verifies your status (i.e., Tenure Code, Type of Appointment, Position Occupied, Grade and Step).
- Most Recent Performance Appraisal. (Current or Former Federal Employee) If performance appraisal is not dated within the last year or if you are unable to provide a performance appraisal, an explanation must be provided.
- Transcript of Positive 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.
- Proof of Active Bar Membership in Good Standing.
All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement 04/09/2020 to be considered.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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.
To begin the process, click the APPLY ONLINE button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the SUBMIT MY ANSWERS button at the end of the process.
If you have never applied through USA Jobs for a position with the Federal Civil Service, you will need to create a USA Jobs account. To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. New or updated resumes are considered "incomplete" applications until the required virus scan is cleared. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
Agency contact information
AddressSPECIAL COUNSEL & LABOR RELATIONS
1015 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20570-0049
When 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 minimally qualified for this job.
All qualified applicants will be placed into one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. 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/564028800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.