GENERAL ATTORNEY (LABOR)


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    This is an acquisition demo position, NH-0905-III, equivalent to GS-12 thru GS-13. This announcement may be used to fill position in any of the following tiers: Tier 1 has a typical salary range of $63,600 -$83,214 and Tier 2 has a typical salary range of $63,600 - $98,317 (not including locality). Other incentives available dependent upon qualifications.

    1. PROVIDES LITIGATION REPRESENTATION - Provides counsel and advice covering full range of employment, labor, and personnel law matters to management, including required representation for the Air Force in third-party administrative proceedings concerning employment-related disputes involving commands and/or positions located at Tinker Air Force Base. These administrative proceedings include appeals to the MSPB, EEO investigations and hearings before the EEOC and unfair labor practice charges before the FLRA. In providing representation before administrative tribunals, the incumbent serves as counsel on assigned cases and is responsible for independently formulating the Air Force's position and arguments to be asserted. Representation includes the full range of litigation activity including, for example, case preparation, questioning and cross-examining witnesses, making decisions concerning position to assert, filing pre- and post-hearing briefs and motions, responding to and making discovery requests, mediation, and settlement strategies. The incumbent is also responsible for formulating and filing the Air Force's appeal or response to an appeal with the head of the applicable adjudicative agency (e.g., responses to petitions for review, exceptions or oppositions to exceptions, appeals to the Office of Federal Operations of the EEOC, etc.). With respect to appeals or exceptions filed in behalf of TAFB from unfavorable decisions, the incumbent assesses the likelihood of success of appealing, along with the positive/negative effect that may result from the filing or declination to file the appeal or exception, and the specific bases for the appeal or exception.
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    The incumbent makes recommendations to file or not file an appeal or exception. The outcome of cases handled at this level may have an effect throughout the Agency and federal government. Lastly, the incumbent is required to provide assistance to the DOJ on employment-related issues being pursued in U.S. District Court or in an applicable U.S. Court of Appeals. This assistance consists of the preparation and submission of litigation reports to AFLOA/JACL, the preparation of witness declarations, and identifying and securing relevant evidence.
    2. PROVIDES OPINIONS AND ADVICE - Serves as legal advisor on employment and labor matters. The incumbent provides legal opinions/advisories relating to employment, labor, and personnel law to affected organizational clients and management on matters including, for example, employee disciplinary actions, reasonable accommodation, requests for information, mediation, reviews of grievances pursuant collective bargaining agreement(s) and/or administrative grievance process, labor agreement negotiability disputes, management-retained rights, the duty to bargain with recognized unions, acceptance and/or rejection of EEO complaints, and personnel policies and practices. The goal is that the advice be clear, thorough, well-reasoned, consistent with law and/or policy, and timely provided. On occasion, issues involved are of such a nature that there is no clear precedent with which to develop an answer but, instead, the incumbent must make a thorough analysis of applicable statutes, their legislative histories, and analogous case law to provide an opinion. The issues involved may concern matters of the utmost importance and distinction to the continuing vitality of TAFB.
    3. NEGOTIATES, DRAFTS, AND REVIEWS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS - As the agency representative in employment disputes, the incumbent engages in settlement negotiations, as appropriate, with opposing parties. These discussions may be bilateral or occur through mediation or other assisted processes. In such negotiations, the incumbent fully communicates

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

    Supervisory status
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    0905 Attorney

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    settlement proposals and progress with the affected client(s), and develops and implements negotiation strategies to attempt to obtain agreements that are lawful and protective of the Air Force's interests in the case, analyzes cases to determine when and under what circumstances settlement may or may not be in the interest of the Air Force and when appropriate, prepares settlement agreements that are comprehensive, thorough, and professionally written and drafted in such a manner as to clearly and completely reflect the matters agreed to.

    4. PERFORMS LEGAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED - Provides assistance and guidance to eligible legal assistance clients regarding personal civil matters under AFI 51-504 (Legal Assistance, Notary, and Preventive Law Programs), in the areas of, for example, wills and estates, powers of attorney, probate forms, divorce, annulment, separation agreements, affidavits, change of name forms, consumer affairs, landlord-tenant law, real property, taxes, and other general civil law matters. Responsible for researching, analyzing, and interpreting, when necessary, federal, state, and/or local law, decisions, and case law to provide clear and accurate advice advancing the client's legal interests and recommending legal courses of action. Incumbent may need to counsel clients in person, and is to maintain currency in applicable law, while completing education and training requirements as detailed in AFI 51-504 and other AF/JA guidance. May provide legal advice and counsel regarding FOIA, administrative investigations, and other civil law matters as assigned.

    Qualifications
    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to federal service at the NH-2 (or equivalent grade level, pay schedule, pay band, etc.) or higher level. Specialized experience is defined as providing legal advice in the area of Federal employment and labor law, with an emphasis on civil rights issues, to include employee discipline, grievances, workers' compensation issues, collective bargaining agreement interpretation, and other related matters, to Personnel and management officials.

    The description of your work experience in your application (resume with acceptable format) must clearly demonstrate that you have gained and currently possess the following knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position being filled:

    1. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, precedents, and procedures related to government-related litigation and federal employment and labor issues and to effectively interpret and apply law and recommend changes in legislation, policy, or regulations.
    2. Ability to communicate effectively and skill in writing briefs, appeals, motions, oppositions and other writings intended to be persuasive to a neutral third-party or to clearly and precisely reflect agreements or positions..
    3. Ability to direct, coordinate, and review the concerted efforts of teams of specialists and to recognize and appropriately handle issues of precedent-setting nature, delicacy, or importance to agency goals, national and international importance, or high public interest.
    4. Ability to research case law and regulations relating to legal issues, inclusive of computer-based research tools.
    5. Skill in developing negotiation strategies and negotiating settlement agreements and in presentation of, and opposition to, evidence and arguments made in third-party proceedings.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and/or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education
    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    BASIS OF RATING:
    Your application will be rated under the Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualifications requirement. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran Preference is still applied.

    Category 3 , Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.
    Category 2 , Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
    Category 1 , Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The numeric rating you received is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number, and last four digits of your social security number.

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    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period
  • Transcripts - must contain the university logo (can be a copy)
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
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    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/20/2018

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10164902

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 10164902

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.

    If you provided an email address you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

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    Agency contact information Tinker DEO

    Phone
    405-739-3272
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    Tinker AFB
    3001 Staff Drive
    Tinker AFB, OK
    US

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    Other Significant Facts:
    1. Appointment may be contingent upon passing a physical examination.
    2. Incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment, and participation in random drug testing.
    3. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain appropriate background investigation or security clearance (a SECRET clearance is required).
    4. Employee must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. A copy of that license must be submitted at the time of application.
    5. Employee must adhere to the Air Force Rules of Professional Conduct.
    6. Employee may be required to work overtime.
    7. Employee must be a U.S. citizen.
    8. New Federal Attorney appointments are subject to service of one-year probationary period as prescribed in AFI 51-107.
    9. Selected candidate may be required to complete a 1 year trial period.
    10. PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

    Physical Demands: The work is mostly sedentary and involves intense concentration. Stress levels are equal to those experienced by legal practitioners in private sectors.
    Working Environment: The work is primarily performed in an office-like setting involving everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of an office-like environment. The majority of the work is done at the employee's desk, a courtroom, or in a law library.

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494080000 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Air Force Materiel Command
Posted
03/24/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, US