Director, Civil Law and Litigation

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
May 25, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

Applications will be accepted from all interested qualified individuals.

This Senior Level (SL) position is a Tier 1 within the Department of the Army.   Salary for Tier 1 positions within the Army are normally between $163,519 to $172,100.  Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee. This SL position is in the excepted service.

The Department of the Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. 

  • Occasional Travel
  • Amount of travel may vary.

  • Yes
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) May Be Authorized.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Specialized Education
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying
  • SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or private industry. Examples of creditable specialized experience includes applying legal skills to analyze and evaluate issues, and advise senior leaders regarding legal issues, problems, or litigation.

    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).

    Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Management desires that applicants have at least five (5) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, practicing law at a major command or higher level (or equivalent level in the civilian sector) as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or possess an LLM in the desired area of practice with three (3) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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:

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (MTQ): All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualification. Failure to meet or address the mandatory Technical qualification(s) automatically disqualifies an applicant for consideration. Total MTQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins.

    MTQ1. Demonstrated excellence in advising senior leaders in federal civil law and litigation matters; and, in leading teams of legal experts in highly complex federal litigation; and, in serving as a subject matter expert in an area or areas of federal litigation, such as acquisition law, constitutional law, commercial law, environmental law, military and civilian personnel litigation, or regulatory and intellectual property law.

    Top Secret/SCI


    Serves as a senior Army expert, advising the senior Army leadership and the Commander, USALSA, on civil law and litigation in general and significant matters in particular including military and civilian personnel litigation, commercial litigation, regulatory and intellectual property law, FOIA/Privacy Act litigation, tort litigation, contract litigation and appeals, and environmental litigation. Incumbent receives general direction from The Judge Advocate General, The Assistant Judge Advocate General, and the Commander, U.S. Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA), who outline broad basic policies and objectives and consult with the incumbent on various technical and specialized matters relating to civil law and litigation. Work is reviewed in terms of overall effectiveness in accomplishing missions and anticipating future requirements. Serves as the Principal Assistant to the Commander of USALSA on civil law and litigation matters and is responsible for making policy recommendations and providing technical supervision of four active litigating divisions with over 100 attorneys and paralegal support staff.

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