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General Attorney - Department of Homeland Security

Posted on: 9 Jul 2019 164 views
: General Attorney
: Department of Homeland Security
: https://www.usajobs.gov
: Law Degree
: 5

Summary

Organizational Location: This attorney position is located in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Labor and Employment Law Division (LELD), Washington, D.C.

NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

 

As a LELD attorney, the selectee will provide assistance and support to ICE program offices on Federal labor and employment law issues. The responsibilities of the position will consist primarily of:

  • Providing legal advice, training, and support to ICE programs, including top-ranking officials, on Federal employment law issues, including performance and conduct issues; complaints of prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliation/reprisal; and prohibited personnel practices and whistleblower retaliation; and Serving as agency counsel in proceedings before administrative and judicial forums, including arbitration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Special Counsel, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and the U.S. Federal Courts.
  • At higher grade levels, it is anticipated that you would work on more complex third party proceedings including those of national importance to ICE. In addition, you will be providing legal advice, including to top-ranking officials. You may also provide training and support to ICE management on federal labor and employment law. In performing these duties, you will work closely with the Office of Human Capital, often working as a team member with other attorneys and employee and labor relations specialists.

Experience in practicing Federal labor and/or employment law, including matters involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Family Medical Leave Act, Rehabilitation Act, the Federal Services Labor Management Relations Statute, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, is preferred but not required. In addition, the selectee must possess the ability to represent ICE in high-level meetings and to provide legal advice to top-ranking officials.

Applicants must possess the following characteristics and competencies: integrity, judgment, organizational skills, communication skills, reliability, perseverance, decisiveness, initiative, professionalism, the ability to function independently and as part of a team, interpersonal relationship skills, and outstanding written and oral advocacy skills. The selectee will be required to have or be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level.

 

Travel Required

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

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen for federal employment
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab). Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)

Qualifications

Applicants with fewer than five (5) years of experience practicing law must submit a copy of their law school transcript and grade point average or class ranking as part of the application package.

Qualifications by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Education

Applicants must be a graduate of a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


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Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. You must include the documentation below (in addition to specific information requested elsewhere in the vacancy announcement) to receive consideration for this position.

Resume: Must show relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor. This documentation must be submitted with your application package.

Transcript: You must submit a copy of your transcript and grade-point average or class ranking, to prove that you possess a Juris Doctor (JD) from an American Bar (ABA)-accredited law school if you graduated within the past five years. If you have five years or more practicing law, your transcript is not required.

Bar Membership: Do you have a bar card, bar card license number as some states do not issue bar cards, other documentary evidence, such as Certificate of Good Standing. If you live in a state that does not issue bar cards, please provide proof that shows you are an active member in good standing. This documentation must be submitted with your application package.

Certificate of Good Standing: If you are selected, before you enter on duty you must submit proof that you are a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. If you do not have a bar card or other documentary evidence as proof of your current membership, you must submit a certificate of good standing. The proof must be dated within the previous six months.

Writing Sample: A writing sample must be submitted as part of your application package. It should not exceed ten (10) double-spaced pages. Please do not submit attachments. This documentation must be submitted with your application package.

Cover Letter: You must submit a cover letter detailing the skills, legal experience, and interests that qualify you for the position with your application package. This documentation must be submitted with your application package.

It must contain the following information:

  • your full name;
  • home address;
  • home and work e-mail addresses;
  • home, work, and cell telephone numbers;
  • name of the law school, year of graduation, and year admitted to the bar

Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary.

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

     07/09/2019 to 07/24/2019

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11 - 15

  • Salary

    $69,581 to $166,500 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

  • Location

      Washington, DC


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