APPELLATE ATTORNEY

APPELLATE ATTORNEY
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 02/08/2013
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD (NLRB) – DC http://www.nlrb.gov

Date Posted: 01/18/2013
Job Type: ATTORNEY Schedule
Type: Full Time
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Employment/Labor, Government/Regulatory Affairs, Litigation

Job Description The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency created in 1935 to enforce the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees want union representation and investigates and remedies employer and union unfair labor practices. The NLRB’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch is recruiting attorneys for a possible job opening in the Branch this Spring. The Branch represents the NLRB in all cases involving enforcement or review of the NLRB’s orders in the federal circuit courts of appeals. Attorneys in the Branch handle all aspects of appellate litigation, including drafting the NLRB’s brief, participating in settlement and mediation activities, and presenting oral argument before the circuit court. The Branch also works with the Office of the Solicitor General in handling the Board’s cases before the United States Supreme Court. Qualifications The Branch’s hiring decisions are based on the consideration of many factors, including interest and experience in labor law or appellate advocacy, academic achievement, law journal or other substantial writing experience, moot court competition, and judicial clerkship. Application Instructions: Please email a cover letter, resume, your law school transcript with grade point average and class rank (and undergraduate transcripts if desired), as well as an unedited writing sample, to David Habenstreit, Assistant General Counsel, at the address below. The Branch typically hires attorneys at the GS-11, 12, or 13 level. No phone calls, please. Additional information can be found at http://www.nlrb.gov. Other information: The NLRB provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including on site health unit services (certain offices), and employee assistance. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides help with problems such as emotional, relationship, family, substance abuse, financial, job concerns and other. Direct Deposit is the safest method for receiving your salary payment. All federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit. Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship identity and employment eligibility under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603). If selected, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must confirm their selective service registration status. The National Labor Relations Board considers veterans’ preference in hiring for Excepted Service appointments.

THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION FOR APPOINTMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS, HANDICAP, AGE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT FACTOR. THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY. THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

Contact Information: David Habenstreit, Assistant General Counsel ASCLB-hiring@nlrb.gov National Labor Relations Board 1099 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20570 Application Deadline: 02/08/2013