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National Labor Relations Board Attorney-Adviser (Labor) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position serves as Attorney-Adviser to a Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Board is responsible for the adjudication of unfair labor practice cases and representation cases arising under the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, as amended. Responsibilities As an Attorney-Adviser (Labor), GS-0905-13/14, your typical work assignments may include: Researching the most difficult issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act or similar statutes. Analyzing the facts of a case based on applicable legal principles; identifying rules, principles, or relationships that explain the facts and legal principles; and making correct inferences and drawing accurate conclusions based on those facts and legal principles. Drafting proposed decisions for Board Members in cases where the issues are covered by established Board policy and precedent. Preparing legal memoranda setting forth the contested issues, the relevant facts, the judge's disposition of those issues, the parties' arguments, and counsel's recommendations as to how they believe the Board should resolve each contested issue. Presenting to Board members the merits of cases that often involve difficult or novel issues of law and related policy rationales and outcomes and participating in the discussion on the particular cases and related matters, including motions and supplemental matters. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT The Ideal Candidate for the Attorney-Adviser (Labor) GS-13/14 position has working knowledge in traditional labor law. The candidate has demonstrated an ability to provide expert legal analysis and advice in an efficient manner on complicated matters. The candidate has experience drafting complex decisions and has exemplary legal research and written and oral communications skills. Prior experience in a judicial clerkship is deemed valuable. BASIC REQUIREMENT Must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL. B or J.D.). In addition to the BASIC REQUIREMENT, applicants must also meet the following: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications for GS-13 To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, which has provided them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the Attorney-Adviser (Labor) at the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience includes: Experience working with federal labor law (e.g., the National Labor Relations Act or the Federal Labor Relations Act) or state labor laws; and Experience researching statutes, decisions, opinions, or legislative history to ensure the appropriate use of legal authorities; and Experience drafting legal memoranda; and Experience preparing written legal analyses and opinions in cases involving novel or complex policies and/or issues for consideration. This experience must be fully supported and articulated in your resume to receive consideration. Please do not cut and paste the position description, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume, as this will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Minimum Qualifications for GS-14 To qualify for this position, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level, which has provided them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the Attorney-Adviser (Labor) at the GS-14 grade level. Specialized experience includes: Experience working with federal labor law (e.g., the National Labor Relations Act or Federal Labor Relations Act); and Experience researching statutes, decisions, opinions, or legislative history to ensure the appropriate use of legal authorities; and Experience drafting legal memoranda and orally discussing recommended disposition of cases; and Experience making oral presentations on case matters and participating in depositions and arguments of a case. This experience must be fully supported and articulated in your resume to receive consideration. Please do not cut and paste the position description, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume, as this will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. NOTE All Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Excepted). You may determine your status by checking block 24 on your SF-50. The block must reflect "1" or "2". Also, block 34 must reflect "2". A copy of your SF-50 must be provided for verification. NOTE Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. BAR MEMBERSHIP AND CERTIFICATION Applicants must be an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial court under the U.S. Constitution. Your active Bar license must reference Bar number and indicate the status of good standing. Education There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position. Applicants must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.). 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. 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 these criteria, please click here. 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. Additional Information 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, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sex orientation), age, disability, genetic information, political affiliations, 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 on the following website here.) ALTERNATE APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants may contact the Office of Human Resources at Employment.Solutions@nlrb.gov. The National Labor Relations Board offers career opportunities that feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle. You will enjoy a range of comprehensive and competitive employment benefits that include Work/Life Balance Programs (Alternative Work Schedules, Telework, Employee Assistance Program, and the Child Care Subsidy Program), the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, and the Transit Benefit Program.

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