National Treasury Employees Union

National Treasury Employees Union

National Negotiator or Assistant Counsel (Negotiations)

Based in Washington, DC


A vacancy exists for a National Negotiator or Assistant Counsel for Negotiations in the Negotiations Department of the National Treasury Employees Union located in Washington, D.C. This is a bargaining unit position with a career ladder on the NTEU pay scale of Grade 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, with a three-year wait between Grades 14 and 15. The incumbent will be responsible for negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the IRS and other federal agencies. In addition to serving as the Union’s chief spokesperson in a variety of forums (e.g., arbitration, mediation, impasse resolution, and fact-finding), the incumbent will be responsible for pursuing NTEU’s goals and objectives through the collective bargaining process. Although a law degree is not strictly required, it is strongly preferred. D.C. bar membership (or waive-in eligibility) is required for the Assistant Counsel position.

Some of the significant duties for which applicants must have demonstrated ability are: experience drafting collective bargaining proposals; managing all aspects of the collective bargaining process; conducting legal research and preparing briefing memoranda; analyzing proposals for negotiability and devising ways to overcome obstacles to reaching agreement; coordinating input from local Chapter leaders and updating them on bargaining developments; commenting on proposed regulations; assembling evidence and preparing witnesses for hearings; drafting legal submissions (e.g., pre-and post-hearing briefs, statements of position, and fact-finding recommendations); soliciting and/or identifying qualified volunteers to participate in special assignments; playing an active role in promoting labor-management partnerships; and devising strategies for producing negotiated agreements that advance chapter building.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LBGTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Proven leadership skills and the ability to perform multiple tasks under tight time constraints are essential. Periodic travel outside of the Washington area may be required.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a résumé, legal writing sample, and appropriate references to:

Kenneth E. Moffett, Jr.
Director of Negotiations
National Treasury Employees Union
800 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20001
(via e-mail at ken.moffett@nteu.org)

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