The primary mission of the Employment Law Branch (ELB) is to represent the Agency in labor and employment cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), labor arbitrators, as well as the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The attorneys in the Branch provide assistance to attorneys outside of the Bureau. In civil complaints of employment discrimination, ELB attorneys provide legal assistance to Assistant United States Attorneys in United States District Court and in the United States Court of Federal Claims. ELB attorneys also provide assistance to DOJ Civil Division attorneys in matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit. ELB staff review disciplinary letters for technical and legal sufficiency, domestic violence cases, and compressed work schedules. They provide legal advice to management officials on labor and employment matters. In addition to the staff in Central Office, Washington, DC, ELB has satellite offices in Kansas City, Kansas, Atlanta, Georgia, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Stockton, California. This vacancy is located in Stockton, California.
The incumbent will have the responsibility of litigating cases before administrative judges at the MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, as well as other forums. The incumbent will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the preparation of Federal District Court trials.
Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The appropriate salary range, including locality pay adjustments is GS-12 ($93,587 to $121,668); GS-13 ($111,286 to $144,676); GS-14 ($131,507 to $170,800); or GS-15 ($154,687 to $170,800).
Duty Location: Stockton, California
Required qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one (1) year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualifications: Prior experience in labor and employment discrimination and/or general litigation is highly desired.
Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, resume, preferred duty location, and a writing sample post marked by February 4, 2020, to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Office of General Counsel
Employment Law Branch, Room 254C
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Attention: Chung-Hi Yoder, Associate General Counsel
It is preferred that you submit your application packet via e-mail to BOP-OGC/EmploymentLawApplications@bop.gov by July 23, 2019. Please include in the subject line “ELB Attorney Kansas City Location July 2019".
No telephone calls please. This position is open until filled, but no later than February 4, 2020.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.