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This is a supervisory position; candidates must possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish the strategic goals and plans of the DLA Office of General Counsel (DLA OGC) enterprise. A supervisor should have traits of leadership, positive thinking, genuine interest in people, initiative, decisiveness, tact and courtesy, fairness, integrity, teaching ability, and self-confidence.
A supervisory probationary period may be required.
Selectee will serve as Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (General) and responsible for the following duties:
Incumbent provides, personally or through subordinates, the full range of legal support and services to assigned clients. Core areas of legal specialization are:
Employment Law, Labor Relations, Civilian Personnel, Equal Employment Opportunity, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Specifically, the incumbent advises and reviews all aspects of employment law and labor relations including: adverse actions; employee discipline; equal employment opportunity; federal personnel law; federal labor relations; collective bargaining matters; grievances; arbitration; unemployment compensation, employee benefits; and all other areas of management-employee relations. Also serves as a Chief, Litigation Attorney for DLA OGC in all personnel law matters and represents or ensures representation of DLA before various third party judicial and administrative forums including but not limited to:
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB); Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA); Office of Special Counsel; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Federal and State Courts; arbitration; and unemployment hearings, etc. In addition, incumbent has programmatic responsibility for the Agency's Work Place Disputes, Alternative Dispute Resolution legal program, the Agency FOIA and Privacy Act Program, and the Agency's Employment Law and Labor Relations legal practice area.
Incumbent works under the general professional and direct supervision of the DLA General Counsel. On most legal matters in assigned areas of responsibility, incumbent exercises final authority.
On matters of major importance, incumbent consults the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel and keeps them apprised of significant developments. An annual confidential disclosure of employment and financial interests is required.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S.
This is an Excepted Service position.
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
Financial Disclosure: Required
Supervisory Probation: Required
Completion of Supervisory Certification Program: Required
To qualify, you must possess professional legal experience and supervisory experience in excess of 3 years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The legal and supervisory experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies required to perform the duties of the position as described in the DUTIES section of this announcement.
The QUALITY of experience will be evaluated and screened to determine how closely or to what extent your experience, education and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your resume must demonstrate you have the competencies and quality of experience necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level.
The PRINCIPAL SELECTION FACTORS for this position are as follows:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank eligible candidates:
1.Breadth and depth of legal and supervisory experience in multiple organizations and at multiple levels. A mix of experience at more than one base, post, operating location/installation (example: Major Service Defense Agency) is highly desired.
2.In addition to a Juris Doctorate (JD), an advanced degree in law or related professional field is highly desired.
3.Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a "certificate of good standing" issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a "certificate of good standing" issued by their respective bar showing they are in good status and in active status prior to appointment.
As the DLA OGC Supervisory Senior Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment Law (Human Resources), incumbent exercises professional and supervisory authority and directly manages all legal matters within the scope of assigned legal practices to include the following major areas: personnel law, employment law, labor law, and equal employment opportunity law, employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Provides authoritative legal opinions, oral and written, on a broad range of complex employment law issues and problems which require knowledge and experience in a board range of legal areas. The incumbent is required to interpret extremely complex and difficult legal questions and resolve complex factual issues to ensure they comply with laws, regulations, and policies affecting operational activities worldwide, including labor-management relations, administrative and criminal investigations involving alleged employee misconduct, Congressional inquiries, Inspector General Hotline complaints and Standards of Conduct issues.
Provides Legal Advice and Counsel: Incumbent reviews for legal sufficiency proposed adverse actions, other disciplinary measures, and other personnel actions based on misconduct and performance.
Ensures actions are supported by admissible evidence or documentation: that the action is in full compliance with personnel laws, regulations, and applicable case law; that upon review by the MSPB, higher level managers or arbitrators, personnel actions will be sustained. Incumbent advises in all areas of federal labor law and the legal aspects of the DLA relationship with labor organizations. Addresses issues of negotiability and other legal matters related to collective bargaining or the application and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.
Advises the Command on unfair labor practices and its lawful and proper conduct with organizations representing DLA employees. Conducts legal reviews of grievances and other employee complaints, claims, allegations and issues of entitlement. Prepares opinions on cases, issues, and matters referred by management officials, the personnel office and management employee relation specialists.
Personally handles the extremely difficult and complex cases pending at any one time within DLA Headquarters. The Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel, Director J-1 (Human Resources) and Director, Equal Employment Opportunity, rely on the knowledge, judgment and experience of the Supervisory Senior Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment Law (Human Resources) for information and direction on their most serious and critical issues and cases. Advises Agency Director, senior leaders and management in all areas of federal labor law and the legal aspects of the DLA relationship with labor organizations.
Representation: The Supervisory Senior Associate General Counsel for Labor and Employment Law (Human Resources) represents or arranges for representation of the Agency in the federal courts and administrative forums through which disputes are handled, including the U.S.
Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. District Courts, and Courts of Appeals, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Coordination with United States Attorneys, DoD General Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, and OPM is required.
Supervises a team in managing the employment, labor, personnel, and EEO law litigation program for DLA Headquarters by ensuring adequate legal representation of the Government on all cases before third party judicial and administrative forums.
Conducts all activities related to litigation including but not limited to: completion of litigation reports; obtaining representation for Government officials sued in their individual capacities; processing requests for Government witnesses and documents needed in litigation; review and drafting of pleadings, agency responses, motions, briefs, and other required documents; negotiating and drafting settlement agreements; discovery including depositions, requests for documents and interrogatories. Practices before the MSPB, FLRA, EEOC, Federal Courts, arbitrators, and other third party forums.
Coordinates and assists the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's in the preparation and presentation of cases in Federal Court.
Leadership/Development/Mentorship responsibilities: Responsible for the professional development and career progression of subordinate attorneys. Ensures the appropriate on-the-job training and orientation of newly assigned attorneys.
Management/Administrative responsibilities: Supervises all assigned attorneys performing the full range of supervisory duties.
Provides recommendations to the Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel on hiring subordinate attorneys, supervisory attorneys and administrative support staff. Has programmatic responsibility for the Agency's Work Place Disputes Alternative Dispute Resolution legal program, and the Agency's Employment Law, the Agency's Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Program and Labor Relations legal practice area. Provides monthly reports to the Deputy General Counsel.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education may not be used as a substitution for qualifications for this position.
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