Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Sep 27, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serves as the principal civilian legal advisor to the Commander, 902d Military Intelligence (MI) Group, the 902d MI Group Staff and all 902d subordinate commands.
  • Provides expert legal advice on the full range of CI, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and operational concepts and operational activities.
  • Reviews and process command administrative investigations, civilian and military personnel actions, assist the command in the preparation of Congressional reporting requirements concerning command issues.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates in coordination with the Command Judge Advocate and INSCOM Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the operations of the office to achieve optimum work flow/production within all allowable fiscal and staffing levels.
  • Performs full range of personnel management responsibility to include technical and administrative supervision.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Must be willing to submit to and successfully pass a counterintelligence scope polygraph (CSP) examination administered in accordance with Department of Defense and Army Regulations.
  • Must be a member in good standing of the bar of any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on an SBI with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
  • Must perform temporary duty worldwide for periods of up to five days per month or longer if necessary (approximately 25%).
  • All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.


Qualifications

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their applicant shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position.

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their applicant shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position.

1. Ability to analyze and problem-solve a wide variety of legal issues related to Intelligence and National Security Law. Knowledge of Federal laws, Executive Orders and DoD, DA, DIA, and CIA regulations and procedures concerning the conduct of intelligence activities to include, but not limited to, CI, SIGINT and HUMINT.

2. Knowledge of Federal and/or Department of the Army Administrative Law to include statues, regulations, and case law related to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), Administrative Investigations, Ethics, Standards of Conduct, Executive Orders and Regulations. Ability to analyze and problem solve a wide variety of general administrative and civil matters, including civilian personnel law.

3. Ability to manage and supervise personnel, and foster a creative and an innovative work environment. Ability to advise and counsel senior leaders and higher grade management officials.

4. Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and their DoD and DA supplements,bid protests, contract disputes, secure environment contracting procedures, intelligence contingency fund expenditures, and fiscal law.

5. Skill in oral and written communications to effectively defend controversial positions;present briefings at the highest echelons both within and outside DoD.

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 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 type of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:

EDUCATION: An applicant 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).

BAR MEMBERSHIP: Applicant 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.

EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have 3 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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE THAT REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION, TIME IN GRADE, AND EXPERIENCE MAY BE WAIVED BY THE APPLICABLE AUTHORITY AND THE REQUIREMENTS SHOULD NOT DETER ANY INDIVIDUAL FROM APPLYING FOR THE POSITION.

The following documents are required:

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF AN APPLICANT DOES NOT HAVE THEIR LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING, OR FITNESS TO PRACTICE STATEMENT, HE/SHE SHOULD NOT BE DETERRED FROM APPLYING FOR THE POSITIONS. THE DOCUMENTS BELOW ARE REQUIRED FOR AN ATTORNEY TO ENTER ON DUTY; HOWEVER, THEY ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED, AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

Education

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

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) - 56 position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • 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 .
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Recruitment, Retention and Relocation Incentives may be authorized.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ .