This position is located in the Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. The NY Regional Solicitor’s Office litigates cases pursuant to the various laws administered by the DOL in NY, NJ, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Executive Order 11246, and whistleblower protection laws.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement.
Trial attorneys at the New York Office of the Solicitor are responsible for the analysis, preparation, and litigation of factually, technically, and legally complex cases brought in the region by the Secretary of Labor under statutes and executive orders administered by the Department’s various enforcement agencies. The complexity of the work and the degree of independence expected of a trial attorney increases from the GS-12 to the GS-14 level.
The trial attorney is responsible for cases assigned at all stages of litigation, including writing analyses to determine whether a matter should be pursued. Based on knowledge of all assigned program areas as well as an understanding of relevant DOL programs, the trial attorney analyzes cases and, with increasing independence, identifies, evaluates and resolves all factual, legal, and policy issues; considers and discusses options; draws sound conclusions; and makes appropriate recommendations. The trial attorney researches more complex and significant matters, using specialized research tools. The trial attorney writes original legal documents, conveying in writing relevant facts, law, and policy in complex and significant matters.
The trial attorney proactively plans and handles all phases of trial preparation, including as appropriate, participating in or coordinating client agencies’ investigations; preparing pleadings; preparing discovery requests and responses; representing the Department at depositions; preparing legal memoranda and briefs; and representing the Department at pre-trial hearings. The trial attorney may direct all phases of the Department’s case during trial before federal district courts and administrative tribunals, developing a pre-trial plan, entering into appropriate stipulations; examining and cross-examining fact and expert witnesses; and responding to judicial concerns.
The trial attorney independently identifies appropriate matters for settlement and negotiates settlement terms consistent with the facts and the law in the case and with DOL policies and guidelines.
Occasional travel - This position is subject to 15% travel to various destinations and court sites.
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 recommendations to the next grade.
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