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About the Position: The position of Associate Director is a supervisory attorney position with responsibility for overseeing the work of a team of four to six attorneys who provide legal advice to the members of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)on headquarters cases. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Office of Appeals Counsel (OAC).
The incumbent is responsible for directing the work of several attorneys engaged in doing legal research on assigned cases and developing decision documents for the Board to consider. Reviews, assesses, and makes preliminary decisions during initial case screening. Reviews case decision documents completed by staff to discuss additional research or revision, if necessary. Coordinates with other legal issues, number of cases, etc. Participates in an array of human resource functions including the interview, recruitment, selection, and training of new attorneys. Carries out a variety of special assignments for the Director of OAC, including oral presentations, legal research, and writing of professional papers on matters of law. Represents the office and the agency at professional seminars or conferences, and responds to requests from other offices to comment on documents and studies that they have prepared.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a US Citizen.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
- Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- As a condition of employment, a background investigation may be required for this position.
- May be subject to satisfactory completion of a trial period.
- Direct Deposit : Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
- This position is designated a public trust position and is subject to satisfactory completion and favorable adjudication of initial background investigation as a condition of employment.
- In accordance with Office of Government Ethics regulations, the incumbent of this position will be required to submit a financial disclosure report within 30 days of their effective date of appointment and annually thereafter.
- To qualify, you MUST be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and meet the following requirements by the closing date.
- GS-905-15: The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) plus one of the following:
- Superior law student work plus four years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14; or
- Five years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14; or
- Second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus four years of professional legal experience in employment law applicable to federal employees and agencies, one of which must be at the level of difficulty comparable to the GS-905-14.
Closing Date: 7th February, 2020