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Field Attorney Positions, Office of the General Counsel

Field attorneys act on behalf of the General Counsel by investigating charges of unfair labor practices, resolving or litigating cases, conducting elections to determine union representation preferences, and acting as hearing officers in contested representation matters.

To be considered for an appointment with the NLRB in one of its field offices as either a Field Attorney [§203.4 of the Board's Rules and Regulations] or a Field Examiner [§203.5 of the Board's Rules and Regulations], you must submit an application package, which must contain the following information:

  • a completed OF-510, Applying For a Federal Job
  • a current resume or other written application. See OF-612 Optional Application For a Federal Job
  • a completed OF-306, Declaration For Federal Employment Form (this form is to collect information used to determine your acceptability for federal employment.)
  • your undergraduate, graduate, and law school transcripts, as applicable
  • one writing sample (an additional sample may be requested later)
  • a completed OF-1386B, Applicant Race and National Origin Questionnaire (this form is optional and will be used for statistical purposes only.)
  • a supplemental form for entry-level field attorney positions

Submit your completed application package to the NLRB field office most convenient to you, to Operations-Management in Washington, DC or to Your application package will be reviewed and you will be advised if an interview is necessary. Interviews will be scheduled at a time and location convenient for you. Interviews may be conducted at a field office or by videoconference. All final field hiring determinations are made in our Headquarters office in Washington, DC. Please note that you may submit an application to be considered for entry level Field Attorney position even though a vacancy announcement has not been posted by submitting your application to the Regional Director of the field office nearest to you or to


If you have any questions concerning your application or the requirements for employment with the National Labor Relations Board, please contact the field office nearest you or send an e-mail to


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