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Job Details - Director Office of Representation Appeals
National Labor Relations Board
Washington D.C., DC
$131,239.00 - $197,300.00 per Year
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Education Level:
J. D.
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Job Information
Position Description:


Serves as Special Advisor to the Chairman, to whom the office is attached, with respect to all assigned representation matters, and as confidential legal advisor to all Members of the Board who are on the panel in any given case. In such capacity, he/she advises with respect to the issues in individual cases and the formulation of general policy. Such advice often requires extended study and discussion of the legal issues involved, formulation of legal theory, and examination of the effect of a particular proposed decision upon general interpretation of the Act in the light of Congressional intent and upon relations between labor and management generally.

Exercises authority and responsibility for the preparation of decisions, rulings, and orders, subject to approval by the applicable Board Panel or the Board as a whole, on cases which conform to Board policy, principles: and practices, referring to the full Board only those cases which are determined to require consideration of all Board Members.

Responsibly directs and coordinates all of the activities of the Office of Representation Appeals, with full technical and administrative responsibility for the work of the staff.

The incumbent has been delegated maximum responsibility for the administration of the Office of Representation Appeals. Establishes internal procedures relating to priorities and methods for the processing of cases within the Office; and develops or clears for transmittal to the Board proposals for changes in basic policies and procedures governing the review function.

Participates in deliberations at Board meetings at which representation cases of the highest importance are decided.

Renders advisory opinions to the various Regional Directors with respect to substantive and procedural issues in cases pending before them for decision.

Serves as consultant to the Executive Secretary with respect to advice to be rendered by that office to the Regional Directors and the public.

Participates in planning and directs training programs in the field and in Washington for Regional Directors and their staff with respect to representation matters.

Represents the Board in conferences with Regional Directors, held in Washington and in the field, with respect to matters arising under delegation.

Serves together with the Executive Secretary as the Boards' representative in dealing with the General Counsel with respect to matters arising under delegation.

Assists the Board in substantive rule making under the Administrative Procedure Act, advising Regions of changes in representation rules, and providing guidance to both the Board and the Regions as to application of new representation rules.

At the request of the Board, delivers addresses at various public lay and legal meetings with respect to agency representation case proceedings, policies and practices.

Directs projects relating to representation case matters.

Screens and selects, in consultation with the Chairman, candidates for positions as counsel and administrative assistant on the Representation Appeals staff, and advises the Chairman on staffing needs. Recruits, retains, and develops the talent needed to achieve a high quality, diverse workforce that reflects the nation, with the skills needed to accomplish organizational performance objectives while supporting workforce diversity, workplace inclusion, and equal employment policies and programs.

Required Skills:


THIS POSITION IS IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE (SES): This position is designated as a General position. This position may be filled by a career or non-career appointee. Candidates are not required to have previous SES career service before applying. The selected candidate's executive/managerial qualifications must be certified by the Office of Personnel Management prior to an initial SES career appointment. Positions in the SES are ungraded.

To qualify for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Professional/Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. For this position, all candidates must be an active member of the Bar in good standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Te
rritorial Court under the US Constitution.
Required Experience:


Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be a member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The selectee will be required to provide proof of current bar membership prior to appointment. ALL APPLICANTS must submit proof of successful completion of education requirements. This proof may consist of a law school transcript, copy of diploma from the applicant's law school, or other documentation which provides clear and specific proof of education, such as a current SF-50 demonstrating that the applicant is currently occupying a position in the 905 series. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements for this position if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence by the closing date of the announcement.

Contact Information
Michael Scott
National Labor Relations Board
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How To Apply

For more information and to apply; please visit:, Announcement number: NL20ES10859475MS