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Law Clerk

Office of the Secretary of Labor Washington, DC
  • Posted: 21 days ago
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Law Clerk
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##### Department of Labor

Office of the Secretary of Labor

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

09/25/2019 to 03/27/2020

- ##### Service

Excepted

- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 11

- ##### Salary

$69,581 to $90,461 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Term - Term Appointment Not-To-Exceed 14 months. If selected and the
employee provides proof of admission to the state Bar; the employee
may be converted to a new appointment for up to 2 years with
possibility of extension to a third year.

- ##### Work schedule

Full-time

Location
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Few vacancies in the following location:

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District of Columbia, DC

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties
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### Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Secretary,
Office of Administrative Law Judges(ALJ). This office is
responsible for conducting adjudicatory hearings and issuing
decisions for the Department of Labor under more than 70 different
laws and executive orders.

- This position is inside the bargaining unit






Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

**THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUCEMENT WITH AN INITIAL CUTOFF DATE
OF 10/15/2019** Note: Cut off dates may be scheduled on any date
greater than or equal to today's date. On the day after each cut off
date, new applicants will be added and updates will be merged to a
new staging area or to the existing open staging area, depending on
the staging area option selected for that cut date. All applicants
who applied on or before the cut date will be included in the new or
updated staging area.

- 10/15/2019
- 11/28/2019
- 12/27/2019
- 1/28/2019
- 2/28/2020
- 3/27/2020

**Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the
following:**

Draft proposed decisions for the Judge's review and approval which
systematically cover all of the legal points in the case and the
rationale and the reasoning for the decision.

Develops and prepares complex orders which require legal research
and discussions of points of law to respond to motions or pleadings,
to compel discovery, and to otherwise prepare the cases for hearing;
drafts responses to pre and post-hearing motions.

Prepares pre-hearing synopses and/or reports of cases which set
forth the facts and issues in the case; the procedural history of
the case; the medical and other evidence presented, the conflicts in
the evidence, and evidence which needs further clarification; the
employment record of the claimants; pleadings; issues in the case;
and provisions of the laws related to the case and case law and its
interpretation which may be germane to the case; carries out other
duties to prepare cases for hearing.

### Travel Required

Not required

##### Supervisory status

No

##### Promotion Potential

11 - This position is at the Full Promotion Potential (FPL).

- #### Job family (Series)

0904 Law Clerk

- Requirements
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### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age.
- Requires a trial period if the requirement has not been met.
- This position requires a Public Trust-Low- Risk background
investigation.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.
Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional
requirements.


### Qualifications

**Minimum Qualification Requirement**: This position requires
completion of a first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.)

**Transcripts:** **You must provide a copy of your transcripts** to
be considered for this position, verification of your academic
degree(s) is necessary to determine your qualifications or
eligibility for this position, you will be required to submit an
official transcripts for verification purposes before you are hired.
**However, unofficial transcripts may be submitted during the
application phase of the process. Please note that your J.D. or LL.
B degree must be conferred before you can begin working.**

**In addition to your transcripts applicants must also provide a
writing sample with your application in order to receive further
consideration.**

**Applicants that are current law students who will graduate within
three (3) months of this announcement closing are eligible to apply
to the vacancy.**


Appointments as a Law Clerk are limited to 14 months during which
time the appointee must be admitted in good standing to the bar of a
court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of
the United States. If selected and the employee provides proof of
admission to the state Bar; the employee **may** be converted to a
new appointment for up to 2 years with possibility of extension to a
third year. Upon conversion, the position becomes Attorney-Adviser,
GS-0905-11.

### Education

A LL.B or J.D. is a requirement for this position. If you do not
submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate
that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements
described in this announcement, your application will be deemed
incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for
this vacancy.

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited
school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from
federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university,
you must show comparability to education received in accredited
educational institutions in the United States and comparability to
applicable minimum course work requirements for this position.
Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

### Additional information

DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse
workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued
to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve.
DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes
collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are
able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

**Additional vacancies may be filled if authorized.**

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION,
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this
position will be further evaluated against the following evaluation
factors. Current and/or past supervisors may be contacted unless
specified otherwise. A panel and/or the selecting official or
his/her designee may interview applicants.

**Evaluation Factors: **

1. Demonstrated skill in researching and preparing well-written,
organized and persuasive legal documents.
2. Ability to make effective oral presentations in a clear and
concise manner.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective liaison with agency
staff.
4. Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced
inter-disciplinary legal environment.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient
information to provide a basis for rating each of the evaluation
factors listed above.

Individuals who meet eligibility requirements for special priority
selection under ICTAP/CTAP must be well-qualified for the position
to receive consideration for special priority selection. Be sure to
review DOL Account Eligibility/Core Questions \#23 and 26 to reflect
that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit
supporting documentation.

The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work
experience and/or education, by checking references and through
other means (ex. interview).


**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the
vacancy closing date. **Warning: If you submit a document using the
same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st
submission.**
You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to
you.

- **Transcripts:** You **must** provide a copy of your unofficial
or official transcripts reflecting that you have received your first
professional law degree (J.D.). Should you be selected before you
receive a final offer for this position, you will be required to
submit official documentation verifying that you have completed your
first professional law degree. Applicants who claim substitution of
education for experience with an LL.M must submit a copy of their
transcripts for verification.

**- Writing Sample: In addition to your transcripts applicants must
also provide a writing sample with your application in order to
receive further consideration.**


- **Veterans Documents (if applicable):**
Attorney appointments within the Department of Labor are positions
in the excepted service, not the competitive service. There is no
formal rating system for applying veterans' preference in attorney
appointments; however, the Department of Labor considers veterans'
preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. In
order to receive positive consideration, you must indicate your
eligibility, in response to the appropriate item on the vacancy
questionnaire. Additionally, you must submit a copy of your
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214 showing
the type of discharge and dates of active duty and, if applicable, a
VA letter certifying the present existence of the service-connected
disability which indicates the percentage of your disability. (For
active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or
released within 120 days, click Active Duty) Without this
documentation, you will not receive veteran's consideration.
Additional information is available in the Vet's Guide.

You may also find more information on positive consideration for
attorney hiring.

- **Displaced Employee Placement Documents:** These documents are
only required if you are requesting priority consideration under
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibility. Applicants with disabilities (SCHEDULE A)
applying under the area of consideration must submit proof of
certification by counselors, State vocational rehabilitation
agencies or the Veterans Administration.

- **Cover Letters** are not mandatory and will not be used to verify
experience, but may be submitted.


#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits
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A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal
benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply
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***To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online
application, to include submission of the required documentation
specified in the Required Documents section.

Follow the steps below to apply. **Your application and ALL
required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm
Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive
consideration.** Paper applications and supplemental documents
submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the
vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information
on Reasonable Accommodations.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/.

***STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on www.usajobs.gov, including
Resume and Saved Documents***
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your
responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may
amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency
indicated by resume content. **FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include:
start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if
part-time, include \# of hours worked per week); otherwise, your
application may be considered incomplete.**

***

***STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process
(USAJOBS)***
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to
apply for, click on the title and click the ***Apply*** button .
For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the
bottom of the announcement. Click "Start Application" and proceed
through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be
able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that
you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At
Step 5, click "Continue to Agency Site".

***

***

***STEP 3 - Complete the 2nd part of the application process
(DOL)***
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you
have not already and click "APPLY TO THIS VACANCY". Continue
through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the
DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy
specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you
submit required documents **(only if applicable to you)** specified
in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. **If you submit
a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will
OVERWRITE the 1st submission.**

***

***STEP 4 - On the "Review and Submit" step, click "Submit
Application"***
The last "Confirmation" step will turn green noting that your
application was submitted successfully.

***STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing
Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then "Update
Application".***

***

***STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process
(USAJOBS)***
Once you have identified a job on www.usajobs.gov that you wish to
apply for, click on the title and click the ***Apply*** button .
For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the
bottom of the announcement. Click "Start Application" and proceed
through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be
able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that
you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At
Step 5, click "Continue to Agency Site".

***
**STEP 3 - Complete the 2nd part of the application process
(DOL)***
On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you
have not already and click "APPLY TO THIS VACANCY". Continue
through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the
DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy
specific questions. The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you
submit required documents **(only if applicable to you)** specified
in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. **If you submit
a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will
OVERWRITE the 1st submission.**

***

***STEP 4 - On the "Review and Submit" step, click "Submit
Application"***
The last "Confirmation" step will turn green noting that your
application was submitted successfully.

***STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing
Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then "Update
Application".******

### Agency contact information

### Nique Wallace

##### Phone

202-693-7713

##### TDD

1-877-889-5627

##### Fax

000-000-0000

##### Email

Wallace.niquela.a@dol.gov

##### Address

Labor, Office of Secretary of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
C-5516
Washington, District of Columbia 20210
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an
evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection
consideration. Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for
further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified
of the outcome. A selection is expected to be made within 30
calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go
to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide. To sign up for
Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546756000. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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