ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (CONTRACT)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 26, 2017
Closes
Sep 26, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

USSTRATCOM combines the synergy of the legacy nuclear command and control mission with responsibility for space operations, cyberspace operations, global strike, Defense Department information operations, surveillance and reconnaissance and combating weapons of mass destruction.   This dynamic command gives National Leadership a unified resource for understanding of specific threats around the world and the means to respond to those threats rapidly. Find out more click here.  

WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS costs if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • This Position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • DNRP is not authorized.
  • ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    1. Candidates are required to disclose any pending ethics or other judicial or miscellaneous allegations under review, including any adverse findings by a state bar or disciplinary committee and must consent to provide a letter for each state where admitted to demonstrate good standing.

    2. To meet deadlines imposed by the need for resolutions to urgent legal problems involving national security and fluid real-life situations, more than a 40-hour work week will frequently be required. Additionally, incumbent may be required to support 24/7 legal activities in operations centers during contingencies and exercises.

    3. The employee may be recalled to duty, may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and may be required to work overtime.

    4. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and/or commercial aircraft.

    5. The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET SCI clearance as a condition of employment and must complete a counter intelligence scope polygraph exam.

    6. This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety. Therefore, incumbent is required to: (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs, and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing. Incumbent may be selected for random drug testing and may be subject to reasonable suspicion testing and safety mishap or accident testing.

    7. The incumbent must meet NSA personnel security requirements outlined in NSA/CSS Policy 5-1.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  There is no Office of Personnel Management qualification standard for this series.  The following qualifications are IAW AF Instruction 51-107, dtd 1 Apr 1996 and Department of Defense Directive 1442.2, certified current as of 12 Mar 2004

    GENERAL RQUIREMENTS:  Must possess a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school (LL.B. or J.D), and admission to and membership in good standing of the bar of any State, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in good standing. Required to disclose any currently pending allegations or previous findings of ethics, judicial, or other professional misconduct by any state bar or attorney disciplinary committee.  Must have professional legal experience in excess of three years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed.  You MUST submit copies of your official school transcripts and a copy of any certifications/memberships.

    Appointments will be made on the basis of merit and in accordance with veterans preference entitlements and applicable rules and regulations of the office of Personnel Management. Subject to the requirement above, when more than one applicant for a particular attorney position meets the minimum requirements for appointments, the applicant who is best qualified on the bases of academic standing; relevant experience and achievement in the legal field will be selected.  Other factors involving effectiveness to perform the functions of the position may also be considered.  The duties to be performed are the critical factor in determining entrance level.  The possession of a degree or high academic standing alone is not sufficient basis for appointment at a higher entrance level.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  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) – AND - admission to and membership in good standing of the bar of any the 50 States, the District of Columbia or U.S Territory – AND – 3 years of professional legal experience (at least one of which is at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal civil service). Required to disclose any currently pending allegations or previous findings of ethics, judicial, or other professional misconduct by any state bar or attorney disciplinary committee.  Must have professional legal experience in excess of two years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed. The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.  Must have knowledge of rules, procedures, policies and programs of a military legal office necessary to perform all procedural and administrative functions, such as preparing and editing legal documents and administrative correspondence, maintaining files and records, and assembling information for various legal documents and reports. Prior military law office experience is preferred.

    BASIS OF RATING: No written examination is required.  Applicants will be rated on the content of the application, considering education, experiences, and other professional qualifications.  Final selection is a two part process comprised of (1) rating by the local civilian attorney committee (including results of the oral interview of some of the applicants) and (2) final review of qualifications of the best qualified applicants by the qualifying authority including, at its discretion, another oral interview.  Final selection is subject to approval of the qualifying authority, which may revise the rank order of preference for selection.

    Applicants are also requested to address the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) on a separate sheet of paper and submit with their application package (attach to your application package)

    1. Knowledge of acquisition laws, regulations, policies and practices as embodied in Federal statute, Department of Defense, Air Force, and judicial and administrative decisions.

    2. Knowledge of intellectual property (data and computer software rights and patents) laws, regulations, policies and practices related to all aspects of federal acquisition.

    3. Knowledge of rules, procedures, policies and substantive legal programs of the Offices of the Staff Judge Advocate.

    4. Skill in performing extensive legal research and analysis in complex areas of law with little precedence, and in creating accurate, concise and clear written and oral communication based on that research.

    5. Skill in negotiating techniques to protect the Government's position.

    6. Ability to recognize, analyze and segregate various legal aspects of complex factual situations and write concise sound legal opinions.

    7.   Ability to provide effective legal representation during negotiations, hearings, and litigation concerning all aspects of federal acquisition.

    8.   Ability to explain complex legal principles and recommend appropriate actions.

    Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth.   The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:  Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

     

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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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 used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

     

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

     

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

     

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