Overview

Duties

Summary

The incumbent of this position serves as General Attorney in the regional office to which assigned working under the general supervision of a Supervisory Attorney or Supervisory Labor Management Relations Examiner, and is subject to varied assignments relating to the analysis and processing of cases filed in the regional office under the provisions of the Labor Management Relations Act, as amended.


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Responsibilities

The selectee of this position is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Investigating and analyzing broad assignments by interviewing and obtaining affidavits from the parties and witnesses; reviewing and analyzing relevant records. Engaging in: (1) making on-the-spot decisions and exercises judgment in unfair labor practice charge investigations, (2) unfair labor practice trials, (3) formal review of unfair labor practice decisions, (4) federal court litigation, (5) enforcement litigation, (6) compliance proceedings, (7) representation case investigations, (8) hearing officer in pre-election representation case, 10(k) investigations and hearings, post-election representation case proceedings, conducting bargaining unit elections, and conducting analysis of board agent files.
  • Conducting intensive legal research, preparation of detailed factual and legal reports and analyses involving factual and legal questions, conflicting legal precedents, controversial areas of labor relations, or other factors rendering resolution of difficult or sensitive cases.
  • Trying unfair labor practice cases before Administrative Law Judges, including examining and cross-examining witnesses, introducing evidence and exhibits, lodging appropriate objections, an arguing motions made by the parties.
  • Preparing post-hearing briefs or presents a closing oral argument to the Administrative Law Judge. May conduct federal court litigation involving injunctions under provisions of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, and related proceedings involving the Board and its agents in the United States District Courts, civil and criminal contempt actions in the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeals, subpoena enforcement proceedings, claims in bankruptcy proceedings, and other litigation in support of the Agency’s compliance program. When contempt cases arise, the incumbent assists Headquarters in the investigation of the case and trial preparation.
  • Making recommendations to Regional Director as to whether representation cases should proceed, including examining the showing of interest presented in certain types of cases and negotiating appropriate Consent or Stipulated Election Agreements.
  • Serving as hearing officer in representation proceedings and may conduct formal hearings, the primary purpose of which is to develop a complete record of the pertinent facts so that a decision may be made as to whether an election should be directed by the Board or the Regional Director. May be responsible for drafting the Regional Director’s decision in representation cases.
  • Conducting investigations and, as necessary, formal hearings for the purpose of the adjudication of challenges and objections in representation cases. In the capacity of hearing officer, has authority to and is required to rule on motions of all kinds, including the admissibility of evidence, petitions to intervene, and requests for postponements or recesses, and to issue and revoke subpoenas ad testificandum, and duces tecum.
  • Serving as “Information Officer,” and in that capacity is responsible for furnishing information and assistance to representatives of labor and management, attorneys, employees and the general public as to their rights, obligations, and the general content of the Act, the Board’s Rules and Regulations and Statements of Procedure.
  • Maintaining electronic files in the Agency’s Next Generation Case Management System (NxGen).

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

14


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