This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.Learn more about this agency
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EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
This position is located in the Office of Chief Counsel (OCC), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security. In this position, you will serve as a trial attorney under the immediate supervision of the Mission Support Litigation of the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel of the Personnel Law Branch. Typical assignments include:
- Supporting the Department of Justice in developing and presenting litigation in the federal courts, or state and municipal courts.
- Independently litigating cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), or other administrative forums and in arbitration or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
- Reviewing proposals, participating in negotiations and determinations of settlement of litigation, and recommending settlement of matters in accordance with agency, DHS, or OCC directives or policies.
- Preparing documentary evidence and witness testimony for support of dispositive motions or trial; preparing declarations and affidavits and directs investigations for the purpose of developing additional evidence in pending litigations.
- Participating in recommendations of legislation, regulations, or changes in existing policies, practices, and agency issuances to cure or eliminate problems.
- Reviewing disciplinary proposals and decisions for legal sufficiency.
Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee’s ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/597959100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.