Serves as the FinCEN Chief Counsel Office's subject matter expert on civilian personnel law, provides legal advice and assistance to the FinCEN Director, Deputy Director, Associate Directors, management officials, supervisors and FinCEN's Office of Human Resources regarding the interpretation and application of civil service personnel laws, statutes, decisions, opinions, rules and regulations as they pertain to FinCEN civilian personnel. Due to the senior status and high grade level of the management officials and supervisors, the issues are highly sensitive and must be handled with sound judgment and great care. These duties include:
- Providing advice on all aspects of personnel and employment law, including staffing, performance management, employee relations, equal employment opportunity (EEO) actions, and other related subject matter. The position requires familiarity the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act as they apply to civilian employees. The Attorney Adviser will serve as FinCEN's representative in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. In that capacity, the Attorney Adviser will handle all aspects of the litigation process, including discovery, motions, trial, and settlement negotiations. The position will present sensitive and challenging issues on novel and complex factual and legal scenarios in a rapidly evolving area of the law.
- The position also requires collaboration with and assistance to the United States Department of Justice in civil proceedings involving FinCEN in Federal District Court and in U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and representing FinCEN and/or the FinCEN Office of Chief Counsel in meetings with other government and non-government agencies, as appropriate.
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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment This position requires demonstrable experience preparing for litigation and representing an agency, organization, and/or individual party as counsel in all phases of judicial and/or federal administrative proceedings. This position additionally requires excellent legal research, writing, and oral presentation skills along with a requested minimum of five years of experience in federal employment law as an attorney.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Ideal candidates for this position will have at least five years of experience providing employment law advice. This experience should include litigation arising in the employment context. Employment law experience should include providing advice concerning employment matters and litigating cases brought before the MSPB and EEOC. Ideal candidates will also have experience with one or more of the other types of issues that frequently arise in the Office of Chief Counsel, such as the Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ethics, appropriations, or administrative law.
Applicants must have: A. Education: Must have a professional law degree (J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D.) at a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA); and, B. Bar Membership: Must be a current member, in good standing, of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Posting ID: 558409420Posted: 2020-05-22