U.S. Postal Service Attorney in Long Beach, California

Job Overview

Job Overview

Come join the U.S. Postal Service!

The successful candidates will handle a heavy employment caseload before the Federal District Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), as well as providing advice to internal clients on a variety of employment matters, including but not limited to those arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Labor Relations Act, and disciplinary matters subject to the jurisdiction of the MSPB.

Applicants must have at least three years of experience primarily practicing employment law in federal courts or before the EEOC or MSPB. Current litigation experience, including discovery, drafting and filing motions, mediation, and participation in trials and hearings, is required. Experience in handling federal district court employment cases, EEOC, and/or MSPB litigation should be specifically documented in the applicant's resume.

Come work in an energetic, lively, and collegial atmosphere on a wide range of complex, fast-paced, challenging matters.

  1. Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
  2. Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
  3. Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
  4. Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
  5. Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.
Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
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Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status. Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  1. Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
  2. Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
  3. Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
  4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
  5. Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
  6. The three years of required experience must include at least two years of experience litigating before administrative agencies or federal courts in highly complex or large-scale employment law matters, or advising very senior clients in large organizations about complex employment law issues affecting all, or significant portions of, a large and diverse work force, OR in the alternative, completion of an Article III federal judicial clerkship.
  7. Knowledge of employment law including Title VII, ADA, ADAAA, FMLA, ADEA, and FLSA.
  8. SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
  9. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.

Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.

Sensitive Clearance requires a background investigation, a criminal records check, and proof of US citizenship. Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screen to meet the Inspection Service's requirement.

SPECIAL CONDITION: Willingness to undergo mandatory periodic health examinations and blood tests. Willingness to respond to emergency situations utilizing the most expeditious means. Willingness to work long hours and irregular schedules are both which may include considerable travel.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You will be contacted via email on the status of your application.


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Other Information

The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476876100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-25

Salary: $81,700 to $162,200 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 00

Series: 0905 Attorney

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: DE-10035418-17-CB

Control number: 476876100