The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is actively recruiting an Associate General Counsel to join our General Counsel Department at our Headquarters location, 1625 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. The ideal candidate will perform work in the following areas:
This position provides legal representation and advice to the officers and staff of the International Union and to AFSCME councils and locals throughout the nation.
Develops, initiates, assists and defends litigation in state and federal courts and state and federal administrative agencies; and addresses labor relations questions.
Offers advice on federal and state election and campaign finance law and compliance obligations.
Provides coordination and leadership to other legal staff as well as handle the legal proceedings of the more complex and national issues affecting the Union. Emphasis is directed at legal issues involving organizing the unorganized and on legal issues of nationwide concern to AFSCME and its members.
Advises AFSCME and its affiliates, officers and staff concerning legal rights, obligations and privileges.
Represents AFSCME and its affiliates and members before courts and administrative agencies
Admission to bar and must be in good stand.
Knowledge of labor relations issues in the public and private sector.
Expertise in Federal, State and local election laws, Hatch Acts, campaign finance laws and lobbying and related ethical issues.
Knowledge of Lexis and/or Westlaw; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of labor unions and labor law.
Ability to prepare legal briefs, develop strategy and arguments and prepare for presentation; ability to represent clients in court and other administrative proceedings.
Ability to advise officers, affiliates, and other member clients concerning internal affairs; ability to confer with colleagues in areas of specialty to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.
Ability to interpret laws rulings and regulations affecting labor unions.
Admission to the bar and must be in good standing.
To be considered: send letter of interest, resume and two writing samples to: AFSCME, Attention: Judy Rivlin, General Counsel, 1101 17th Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. In addition to a competitive salary, this position will also include an employer paid health insurance plan.
About The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
FSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace,... excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.AFSCME is a union comprised of a diverse group of people who share a common commitment to public service. For us, serving the public is not just a job, it’s a calling. An important part of our mission is to advocate for the vital services that keep our families safe and make our communities strong. We also advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all of America’s working families. We not only stand for fairness at the bargaining table — we fight for fairness in our communities and in the halls of government.