Attorney-Advisor (General)

Arlington, Virginia
Jun 07, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
Full Time

About the Position:
You will serve as the Civil Liberties and Privacy Advisor (CLPA) to the United States Army Insider Threat (InT) Hub, Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG), Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), responsible for administering the Hub Privacy Act Program and developing and implementing policy for the protection of civil liberties. As the CLPA, the incumbent furnishes expert legal counsel to the Hub Chief, the Hub Legal Advisor, and other Hub key leaders and staff, including advice on administrative and government law (including standards of conduct), criminal law, labor and employment law, and privacy and civil liberties.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for business approximately 15% of the time.

  • Yes
  • Moving expenses may be authorized subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and agency determination that a PCS move is appropriate.

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

    1. Knowledge of and experience with Federal statutes (Titles 18 and 10, U.S. Code) and regulations, judicial and administrative decisions, Executive Orders and directives; specialized Civil Liberties and Privacy Act protection expertise in criminal law, intelligence law, national security law, international law; and a working knowledge of national security risk assessment and mitigation.

    2. Knowledge of and experience with reviewing the release of information of multiple classification levels under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Experience reviewing requests for documents and rendering opinions on compliance with FOIA and Privacy Act.

    3. Knowledge of and experience with Federal practice, such as drafting legal process for U.S. Federal District Courts and Military Courts-Martial, compliance with Federal rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure, UCMJ and Manual for Courts-Martial procedures, classified security procedures, procedures for the preservation and obtaining of evidence in foreign countries, and Privacy Act requirements for sharing of information.

    4. Ability to analyze and advise on actions of operations on all aspects of Government Information Practices, including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemptions and exclusions, Privacy Act System of Records Notices (SORNS), and distribution restrictions.

    5. Ability to communicate orally.

    6. Ability to communicate in writing.

    VETERANS 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

    Time in Grade Requirements: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 1 year at the next lower grade within 30 days of closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

    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 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.

    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.
    • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • This position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • Pre-employment and random drug testing is required.
    • You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at the time of application.
    • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

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