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), and 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 as well. 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 Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit. Further, ELB staff review disciplinary letters for technical and legal sufficiency. In addition, ELB staff review 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, Phoenix, Arizona, Atlanta, Georgia, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Stockton, California.
As an assistant program manager, the incumbent oversees Employment Law at the Central Office and all field locations. In addition, incumbent assists the Associate General Counsel in the management of the Branch and field locations. Incumbent will also provide frequent guidance and advice to subordinates in relation to preparation of motions, briefs, hearings, as well as training needs and professional development.
Applicant must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. experience. In addition, incumbent must have prior litigation experience and must have experience practicing before a minimum of one of the following forums: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the Merit Systems Protection Board; the Federal Labor Relations Authority or before labor arbitrators. Further, the incumbent must have substantive knowledge of federal personnel laws, particularly in relation to the disciplinary process.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in federal sector labor and employment law is preferred. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a resume, and a writing sample by March 1, 2015, to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Employment Law Branch
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Attention: Chung-Hi Yoder, Associate General Counsel
It is preferred that you submit your application packet via email to BOP-OGC/EmploymentLawApplications@bop.gov by March 1, 2015. Please include in the subject line “ELB Sup. Attorney KC March 2015”.
No telephone calls please. This position is open until filled, but no later than March 1, 2015.