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The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General seeks a 13-month term Trial Attorney to join its Personnel and Labor Relations Section (PLRS) to primarily represent the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in administrative matters before the Office of Employee Appeals, Office of Administrative Hearings, Office of Human Rights, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The candidate will also provide appellate representation of these matters before the Office of Employee Appeals Board, various Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service arbitrators, the Public Employee Relations Board, and the District of Columbia Superior Court. Duties include all aspects of civil litigation, i.e., discovery, motions practice, brief writing, and evidentiary hearings.
Orally preparing and presenting the position of the District of Columbia and OAG clearly, logically, and persuasively, while displaying technique and demeanor appropriate for the forum;
Using job knowledge, training, experience and expertise to provide clear, thorough, well-reasoned, creative and timely advice to supervisors, clients, and other government officials
Establishing and maintaining productive, responsive and courteous working relationships with co-workers, agencies and individuals, including the courts and private bar);
With supervisor approval, developing and implementing litigative strategies appropriate to the case including but not limited to discovery, motions, and trial/hearing practice; and
Performing other duties as assigned.
Conducting legal writing and research, including identifying legal/factual issues from all relevant sources and correctly analyzing them;
Candidates must have at four years of relevant litigation experience and excellent oral and written communication skills. Personnel experience is preferred. In addition, candidates must have one (1) year of Specialized Experience in other HR fields noted above.
Candidates must possess excellent legal research and writing skills and strong interpersonal skills. Candidates must have experience handling a large volume of cases and possess the ability to work under pressure without sacrificing the quality of work. The successful candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work with a high degree of independence.
The successful candidate must have a law degree and be an active member in good standing of the bar of any jurisdiction. If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the candidate must be sworn into the District of Columbia Bar within 360 days of his/her initial appointment with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM’s Qualification Standards. However, to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.
Company: DC Government
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Washington, DC, US
Application Deadline: N/A