The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB is currently accepting applications for a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General) (Associate Director) position in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applying is May 15, 2013 or, once the first 100 applications are received.
The MSPB carries out its statutory responsibilities and authorities primarily by adjudicating individual employee appeals and by conducting merit systems studies. In addition, MSPB reviews significant actions by the Office of Personnel Management to assess the degree to which those actions may impact merit.
The Associate Director is responsible for directing the work of several attorneys engaged in doing legal research on assigned cases and developing decision documents for the Board to consider. This includes reviewing, assessing, and making preliminary decisions during initial case screening. The Associate Director also reviews case decision documents completed by staff to discuss additional research or revision, if necessary. The position requires participation in an array of human resource functions including interviewing, recruiting, and selecting new attorneys. The Associate Director carries out a variety of special assignments for the Director of OAC, including oral presentations, legal research, and writing of professional papers on matters of law. Finally, the Associate Director represents the office and the agency at professional seminars or conferences, and responds to requests from other offices to comment on documents and studies that they have prepared.
The MSPB is seeking a candidate with superior law student credentials plus four years of professional experience. The candidates should also have at least one year of experience at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service; a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) plus five years of professional legal experience, at least one year of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service; or Second professional law degree(LL.M) plus four years of professional legal experience, at least one year of which must be at a level of difficulty comparable to the GS-14 level in the Federal service.
This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.