The Employment Law Unit provides direct representation of the FBI in personnel-related administrative hearings and coordinates the FBI's representation in civil suits arising from personnel-related matters.
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.
· Defend the FBI throughout all phases of employment litigation, including class actions, pending nationwide before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Merit System Protection Board (“MSPB”) and ensuing appeals.
· Defend the FBI in whistleblower cases.
· Assist in representing the FBI in personnel-related litigation in federal courts of the United States.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties;
· Provide legal advice and guidance to the highest levels of FBI management on all aspects of personnel-related issues.
The ideal candidate will possess five years of substantive experience in employment litigation. Experience defending administrative agencies in federal sector employment cases, including experience practicing before the MSPB, is beneficial.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.) and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.
Please be advised candidates that are selected for this position, must be approved by the Department of Justice, before they can complete the FBI's background process.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Most Competitive category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
· Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
· Analytic Thinking
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have 2.5 or more years post J.D. attorney experience.
GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. attorney experience.
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status or result in a lowered score.
Please apply to the posting on www.fbijobs.gov and please attach all of the necessary documents.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
Your resume (required) and cover letter (Mandatory)
A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
A Writing Sample, not to exceed 10 pages (Mandatory);
Other supporting documents:
· Proof of current and active Bar Association Membership
· Photocopy of Law School Transcripts
Please Note: FBI employees currently assigned to a General Attorney position do not need to provide LAW School Transcripts of Proof of Bar Association Membership.
· Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
· Most recent Performance Appraisal. Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.
· For Veterans: DD 214, and for Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later