Job opening: Attorney - Advisor (General)
Salary: $155 700 - 183 500 per year
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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This announcement covers a senior attorney position in the Office of Chief Counsel, Management Division. The attorney will conduct detailed legal research and analysis, assess the legal implications of management's proposed actions and decisions, draft thorough and well-reasoned memoranda and legal briefs, and advise supervisors and managers both orally and in writing. Issues encountered will include questions of statutory and procedural Federal personnel and employment law that are often complex in nature.
The senior attorney position (Senior Attorney, Employment Law) will provide legal advice and recommendations both orally and in writing to Bureau officials (supervisors, managers, and senior executives) on a wide variety of matters related to employment and personnel law. The attorney will: advise on, review, and draft disciplinary and adverse action documents for Bureau officials; provide legal advice to agency supervisors and managers on performance-based actions; provide training on employment and personnel law to agency supervisors and managers; serve as the agency representative in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) mediations and grievances; and represent the Office of Chief Counsel at meetings at DOJ relating to employment law. The attorney may perform other duties as assigned to and by the Management Division.
GS-15: Applicants must have at least six years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney. In addition to meeting the qualifications above, you must meet the specialized experience below:
Specialized Experience is defined as experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience for this position includes:
1. Expansive experience serving as the principal attorney assigned cases with a high degree of difficulty and importance, including independently exercising responsibility for the development and presentation of cases.
2. Experience serving as a legal advisor on a wide variety of matters related to Federal employment, human resources, and EEOC laws and regulations, to include leave issues, reasonable accommodations, and case law arising from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and/or U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.
3. Experience independently providing expert guidance and legal advice on the statutes, case law, and regulations related to adverse, disciplinary and performance-based actions; and applying broad knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods.
4. Experience providing legal advice and serving as a legal counselor to senior managers on personnel law including the ability to provide accurate and informed advice and documentation on legal matters involving Federal employment, recruitment and hiring, employment benefits and workforce flexibilities, classification, payroll, and human resource policy.
5. Superior legal research, analytical, writing, and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to meeting to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate will have experience in all areas of the Division's employment law practice.
1. Expansive knowledge and experience reviewing and providing legal analysis of the substantive and procedural aspects of laws related to Federal personnel and employment laws.
2. Extensive knowledge and experience independently handling cases related to Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, employee relations, and employment law.
3. Extensive experience applying original thinking, mature judgment, and sound reasoning as new problems of law, policy and procedures are presented for solution.
All applicants must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.
Veterans' Preference: ATF attorney positions are in the excepted service. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, ATF considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in the attorney hiring process. If you are eligible for veterans' preference in hiring, you are encouraged to include your supporting documentation (Member Copy 4 of DD-214, Revised October 2013 SF-15 https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf and VA letter, if applicable.
Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF's Human Resources Operations Division. Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. Applicants who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, or retaliation for participating in EEO activity or for opposing discrimination, should contact the ATF's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 648-8760 within 45 calendar days of when the alleged harm occurred.
Please click on the following link to read important information. Department of Justice EEO Policy Statement https://www.justice.gov/jmd/page/file/1393306/download
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and hold an active bar membership.
- Address Office of Chief Counsel
99 New York Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20226
- Name: Tawn White
- Phone: 202-648-7307
- Email: [email protected]