National Negotiator or Assistant Counsel for Negotiations

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)
District of Columbia

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, fact-finding, and unfair labor practice hearings), the incumbent will be responsible for pursuing NTEU’s goals and objectives through the collective bargaining process.  Some of the significant duties for which applicants must have demonstrated ability are listed below.


To be qualified to apply for this position, applicants should have experience drafting collective bargaining proposals; analyzing applicable Federal law, regulations and Federal Labor Relations Authority caselaw to prepare briefing memoranda; assembling evidence and preparing witnesses for hearings; drafting legal submissions (e.g., pre-and post-hearing briefs, statements of position, petitions); analyzing proposals for negotiability and devising ways to overcome obstacles to reaching agreement; identifying and successfully managing varied and competing interests during the collective bargaining process; coordinating input from local Chapter leaders and updating them on bargaining developments; commenting on proposed regulations; soliciting and/or identifying qualified volunteers to participate in special assignments (e.g., workgroups, bargaining teams, labor-management committees); playing an active role in promoting labor-management partnerships; managing all aspects of the collective bargaining process; and devising strategies for producing negotiated agreements that advance chapter building.  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.  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. 


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, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with disabilities.


Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest and a resume by July 21, 2023, 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

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