Washington D.C.
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Full Time

Serve as general administrative law advisor and Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) for offenses committed on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH).

About the Position:
Receives administrative supervision from the Chief, Administrative Law Division. Independently plans and conducts extensive factual and legal research studies and investigations of cases or legal problems employing all legal and factual source material. Frequently required to resolve extremely complex and difficult legal questions or factual issues on short notice without legal precedents. Provides written or oral opinions or recommendations based largely upon experience and extensive expertise in incumbent's field and in other specialty or technical areas. Guidelines include legal references, agency directives and regulations, policy and precedent decisions of the Department of the Army (DA), Department of Defense (DoD), General services Administration, and the courts; decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. Executive Orders, opinions of the Attorney General of the United States and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Legal opinion or advice given by incumbent, either orally or in writing ordinarily serves as the basis of action by the Commander (MDW or designee), chiefs of MDW staff directorates and commanders and staffs of subordinate and installations.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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Relocation expenses reimbursed No


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  • 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.
  • A Personal Security Investigation is required.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
  • Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.
  • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

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.

(1) Knowledge and experience in complex military administrative law Issues (include any experience in the following: law and regulations affecting the operation of an installation, ethics, labor law, contract law, FOIA, Privacy Act, Joint Federal Travel Regulation).

(2) Knowledge of and experience in criminal law and/or Federal magistrate duties involving exclusive and joint Federal jurisdictions.

(3) Knowledge of and experience in Federal and DoD Ethics law and regulation.

(4) Skill in advising senior officials on legal matters.

(5) Skill in written and oral communication.

(6) Skill in identifying legal issues and conducting the relevant legal research.

(7) Ability to craft creative solutions to complex and novel legal problems.

NOTICE OF VETERAN'S 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

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 1 year at the next lower level within 30 days of the 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 two 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.

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