Attorney Advisor (General), GS-0905-14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Posted
Sep 27, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Attorney-Advisor (General), this position furnishes legal counsel, advice, and guidance to Coast Guard Officials over a wide spectrum of complex and difficult legal matters, including real property, civilian and military personnel law, environmental law, intellectual property, information law, administrative law, and ethics. The majority of this position's duties will be focused on real property matters, including advising and reviewing legal and administrative documents and correspondence concerning all forms of federal acquisition of permanent and temporary rights in real property from non-federal entities, as well as interagency and inter-service transfers; use of property held by Coast Guard units, to include use by third parties; and all forms of action leading to the removal of real property from the Coast Guard's asset inventory. This includes writing or reviewing opinions on case law, statutes, regulations, and executive branch policy. The position will also advise on basic fiscal law issues that commonly arise within the real property practice area, such as expenditure of funds to improve leased property. The vast majority of the work is substantive legal analysis, advice, and advocacy; the exact nature of this legal work will vary over time.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Preparing cases and matters for administrative review, foresees problems in poorly defined or unusually complex legal positions that affect the Coast Guard.
  • Conducting legal briefings and makes oral legal presentations at meetings, seminars, and federal agency adjudicatory forums, as required.
  • Providing legal advice and assistance concerning and to support litigation, or potential litigation, and other compliance matters.
  • Tracking and reviewing proposed legislation, rulemakings, filings, and petitions, and other employment law governance actions having potential impact on the Coast Guard.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal matters relating to the management of federal property, including matters of jurisdiction and associated authority.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel on real property law, including in the context of lease negotiation, formation, and administration; acquisition, management, and/or disposal of real property and interests therein.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel on environmental law, including advising on application of applicable state and federal environmental statutes, regulations, and policy on federal property, including on property leased by commercial entities.
  • Advises on the application of federal fiscal law principles to lease administration; the formation of other (non-lease) real property interests, such as permits/licenses, involving partnering organizations and/or other federal government entities.
  • Performs a variety of other legal functions such as Procurement Law, Regulatory Program and Environmental Compliance, Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, and Employment Law.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires membership in the State Bar.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;

AND

Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

AND

To qualify for the GS-14 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, as reflected in the nature and complexity of case work and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.

Education

This position has a positive education requirement.

All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here

NOTE: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6284. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation