The Law Department is currently seeking to fill an attorney position at Headquarters with the Legal Strategy Section. The successful applicant will work in our Commercial and Appellate Litigation group and will handle litigation of the most complex, multi-faceted appellate cases with significant potential impact on Postal Service finances and operations. Appellate litigation areas include, but are not limited to employment discrimination; union relations; questions of constitutional, statutory and regulatory interpretation; tort; contract; and appeals involving decisions of the Postal Regulatory Commission. The successful applicant will have experience handling appeals in federal court and have knowledge of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.
Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details; using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant’s resume. The three years of required experience must include two years of federal appellate litigation. Writing requirement: Qualified applicants must submit a relevant writing sample such as an appellate brief or a legal memorandum addressing an appellate issue.