Supervisory Attorney-Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
May 22, 2022
Closes
May 26, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provide advice on acquisition strategy, planning, solicitation, source selection and contract administration acquisition law as a legal expert for the DoDEA Procurement Division.
  • Represent DoDEA in hearings and other administrative proceedings before the EEOC, MSPB, and FLRA.
  • Provide legal advice on questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of DoDEA and DoD, including: conducting, reviewing or advising on investigations.
  • Provide expert legal advice and assistance on civilian personnel matters including: employee relations, equal opportunity and civil rights.
  • Review administrative orders, rules, regulations and statutes related to DoDEA operations.
  • Develop written opinions, presents cases in formal hearings, and conducts negotiations with civilian employees and their private sector legal representatives.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance in formulating DoDEA's position in the areas listed below:
  • Civilian personnel (labor/employment); Government ethics/standards of conduct; education/school; special education; fiscal; Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act; and litigation before Federal courts, and Federal administrative fora.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • A trial or probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • One year supervisory probation period may be required.
  • This position requires a Tier 3 (T3) investigation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure. Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, cont.
  • The Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.
  • Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


Qualifications

Who May Apply:
U.S. Citizens

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Army considers veteran's preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (e.g., DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at http://www.opm.gov/ .)

To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Experience: You must have three or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.
  • Currently have a first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D)
  • Currently have active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia and are permitted to engage in the active practice of law.
  • Have professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Currently have a license to practice law from at least one State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. commonwealth or U.S. territory.
  • Able to self-certify active status with your licensing authority. Will need to provide the required information for each jurisdiction in which you are licensed in to include:(a) Name of attorney and contact information.(b) Date of self-certification.(c) Name of licensing jurisdiction.(d) License number.(e) Status of license.(f) Contact information for licensing authority.
Bar Membership: You must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Education

You must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Be advised that effective Jan. 1 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most civilian employee relocation allowances became taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for the additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. RITA does not apply to new government employees or employees returning from an overseas assignment for the purpose of separation from Government service. For more information, visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction.html .
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .