This position will be located in the General Law Division (GLD) Office of General Counsel. GLD is responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations regarding many areas of law including intellectual property, ethics, conflicts of interest, budget, and appropriations, labor & employment, Privacy Act, procurement and numerous other areas. While required to function in all areas covered by GLD, this position will primarily address issues involving labor, employment and personnel law.
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The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Prepares legal opinions, interpretations, and recommendations with respect to statutes, executive orders, and regulations.
Provides legal advice and recommendations to the Commission and other organizational components of the commission.
Reviews certain documents prepared by operating staff for legal sufficiency, e.g. contracts, procurement solicitations, interagency agreements, proposed Commission regulations and directives, etc.
Drafts and prepares certain Commission policies and regulations (e.g, government ethics policies).
Represents the Commission before administrative law judge or administrative boards.
Participates in discussions, meetings, and conferences with Commission staff and officials in proposing policy and implementation of statutes and regulations.
Coordinates and consults with the Department of Justice, Office of Government Ethics, the Comptroller General, the office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration, and other federal agencies.
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Must be a U.S. Citizen.
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues, the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
If you are a male 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. Please see http://www.sss.gov for more information.
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal employment. False statements or responses on these forms can jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the I-9 Form (http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf).
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This appointment requires completion of a two year trial period unless you have previously successfully completed a trial period that meets the following: 1) in the same agency, 2) in the same line of work (determined by the employee's actual duties and responsibilities) and 3) contains or is followed by no more than a single break in service that does not exceed 30 calendar days. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position within thirty (30) days of the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Completing research, analysis and persuasive writing (which may include opinions, briefs, pleadings, or motions) relating to difficult legal questions involving one or more of the following specialized areas of expertise: labor and employment (including human resources matters and representing clients before EEOC and MSPB), ethics, procurement, fiscal law, intellectual property, and negotiating settlement agreements.
Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Basic Requirement: All applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
In addition to basic qualification listed above, applicants must have either (1) four years of professional legal experience; or (2) three years of professional legal experience in addition to a second professional law degree (LL.M.).
All applicants are required to provide proof of current, active bar membership/good standing.
ALL applicants must also submit proof of successful completion of education requirements. This proof may consist of a law school transcript or other documentation which provides clear and specific proof of education, such as a diploma. A copy of an SF-50 only is not adequate proof of meeting the education requirements.
You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
The education must be from an accredited school. For a list of schools, http://www.ed.gov/accreditation?src=rn
Foreign Education: Education completed outside the United States must have been evaluated by an accredited organization. For a list of organizations, http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
All materials must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.
All education claimed by applicants will be verified.
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