This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of the General Counsel, headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.
Additional selections may be made across the Department of Health and Human Services in multiple locations through this vacancy announcement.
This announcement will be used to fill Attorney Advisor (General) vacancies that specialize in Employment Law.
These positions are in the Excepted Service.
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The Attorney Advisor (General) will perform the following duties:
- Advises agency officials on federal-sector employment and labor law.
- Prepares the answers, motions, affidavits, briefs, or other pleadings appropriate to the defense of cases for filing in the administrative tribunals or federal court in conformity with applicable rules and regulations.
- Conducts all necessary discovery, including drafting discovery requests, preparing responses, and conducting depositions;
- Represents the Department before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), and arbitrators.
- Attends pretrial and pre-hearing conferences and drafts all required motions, filings, and witness lists in assigned cases; · Negotiates directly with opposing counsel regarding offers of settlement.
- Prepares legal opinions on employment and labor issues such as appointment authorities, compensation, collective bargaining, and performance/adverse actions.
.For more information on the General Attorney positions, please refer to the link below: https: www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/ogc/careers/open-opportunities/index.html
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service – http: www.sss.gov
- Suitable for federal employment
- Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation.
- Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
- All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
- All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date.
- Financial disclosure statement may be required.
- One-year probationary period may be required.
- This position does not confer non-competitive conversion to the competitive service.
- Acceptance of an excepted service appointment from applicants in the competitive service will require a written statement of understanding when voluntarily leaving the competitive service.
Basic Qualification Requirements for All Grades:
Have successfully completed a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from an accredited college and/or university.
Possess a current active bar membership from any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court.
Additional Qualification Requirements: In addition to meeting the Basic Qualification Requirements candidates must also:
For GS-11 Grade Level:
Meet the Basic Qualification Requirements described above.
For GS-12 Grade Level:
Have at least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level, post bar admission in employment law and related litigation, client counseling skills; legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service
For GS-13 Grade Level:
Have at least two (2) years of experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, post bar admission in employment law and related litigation, outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.
For GS-14 Grade Level:
Have at least three (3) years of experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level, post bar admission in employment law and related litigation, outstanding client counseling skills; superior legal writing and research ability with a demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, civility and public service.
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; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to gain employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If such experience is on a part-time basis, you must provide the average number of hours worked per week as well as the beginning and ending dates of the experience so it can be fully credited.
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 an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be paid: No
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Drug Screening may be required.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Student loan repayment incentive may be authorized.
Annual leave for non-federal service may be authorized.
Veterans' Preference – https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http: opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office.
If you are unable to apply online, please go to https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information for more information on our alternate application method.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks). You will be required to submit official
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10699890
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application. You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume: You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. Your resumemust clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. For each position you must describe your duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities. Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating. For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial .
- A complete Assessment Questionnaire ( https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10699890 )
- Copy of current active Bar Membership
- Other required supporting documents.
Other Supporting Documents: (Only Submit if applicable to you.)
- College transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education)
- Veterans' Preference documentation:
- Discharged Veterans: If you are claiming 5 point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from the armed forces that supports dates of service and discharge status; if claiming 10 point preference, an application for 10-Point Veterans Preference (SF-15) and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference.
- Active Duty Members: Under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, if claiming 5 point preference, submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application package.
- CTAP/ICTAP Documentation
- A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
- A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action'', documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
- A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
- Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
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.
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