The VA is hiring in multiple locations. This was passed our way:
"The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Chief Counsel, Continental District, is collecting applications for Staff Attorney positions to be filled in our Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Denver, New Orleans, Jackson MS, Muskogee, Little Rock, and/or Fayetteville AR offices. These positions will focus primarily on labor and employment law. The Office of Chief Counsel provides legal services to VA clients, including 23 health care systems, 176 medical clinics, 21 national cemeteries, and nine regional (benefits) offices, in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. Our labor and employment law attorneys provide day-to-day employment law advice and assistance to VA managers and supervisors within our area of responsibility. They also represent the Department in employment law litigation in forums like the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
These positions may be filled at the GS-11 to GS-14 level, depending on the selectee's experience and qualifications. The full performance level of the position is GS-14. See General Schedule (opm.gov) for specific GS salary information. VA Office of General Counsel offers benefits including hybrid work schedules (telework), flexible and compressed work schedules, opportunities for advancement to GS-15 and SES positions, leadership development programs and a regular schedule of CLE-accredited training, opportunities to interact with clients and Veterans, no requirement to purchase professional liability insurance, and eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Other benefits include Thrift Savings Plan (401(k) equivalent, with matching), health and dental insurance, life insurance, paid time off, retirement plan, and vision insurance. The Continental District is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees; and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
The minimum requirements for the positions are U.S. citizenship, a Juris Doctorate, and an unrestricted license to practice law. Prior labor and employment and/or litigation experience (civil or criminal) is preferred but not required. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Michael Anfang (Chief Counsel, Continental District) at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 29. In your cover letter, please specify the location(s) you are applying to."
The agency is still considering referred applicants from the previous announcement posted September 25, 2023, under announcement number, IJ-12116877-23-VG. If you applied under that announcement and were referred for consideration, you need not reapply under this announcement.