Attorney-Adviser (General)

Alexandria County, Virginia
Mar 15, 2017
Apr 14, 2017
Full Time

Serves as an Attorney-Adviser (General) providing expert legal advice in several areas of law including, but not limited to, Intelligence and Operational Law, Contract and Fiscal Law, and Administrative Law.

About the Position:

This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25.

WARNING: Application packages that contain Classified information WILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Should you submit a resume or any other document as part of your application package and it is confirmed that any of the information is Classified, in addition to being found ineligible for consideration for this position, your Security Office will be notified to determine if any further action is warranted.

Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens

  • 25% or Greater
  • Temporary travel up to 25% within and outside of the Continental United States.

  • No

  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must be able to pass the organization's Personnel Reliability Program.
  • Travel required up to 25% of the time.
  • Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the qualification requirements and the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) with the position.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

    1.    Knowledge of Administrative and Civil Law Procedures.
    2.    Ability to Effectively Advise Senior Officials on Civilian and Military Legal Issues.
    3.    Ability to Conduct In-depth Legal Research.
    4.    Knowledge of Legal Regulations, Policies, and Procedures.
    5.    Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing.

    NOTICE TO VETERANS PREFERENCE: 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 )

    The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:

    Education: 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 (LL.B or J.D.).

    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 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 LL.M may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • 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.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
    • The position requires the incumbent to possess, obtain, and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Programs.
    • Incumbent is required to participate in the Civilian Drug Testing Program and will be required to take a preemployment urinalysis test.
    • Must pass the organization's Personnel Reliability Program which includes credit check, drug screening, polygraph and psychological evaluation.
    • The position may require temporary duty travel up to 25% of the time.
    • Incumbent will be required to submit a confidential financial disclosure report annually.
    • Incumbent must be willing to work overtime and irregular hours.
    • Must sign a statement attesting to the understanding of DCIPS provisions.

    Top Secret/SCI

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