Attorney-Adviser (General)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Position:
This is a Procurement and Administrative Law (PAL) Attorney position located in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate on Fort Meade, Maryland. You will serve as the legal expert with respect to issues concerning the interpretation of laws, regulations, statutes and directives relevant to civilian personnel, employment discrimination, labor relations, ethics, fiscal law, contract law, administrative law, and civil law.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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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.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Relocation expenses (permanent change of station-PCS) are NOT authorized.
  • 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 and supplemental data submitted.
  • This position requires a Secret level security clearance.
  • Must complete a Financial Disclosure statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.

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

1. Knowledge of federal sector employment laws, regulations, and legal practices.
2. Skill in oral communication.
3. Skill in written communication
4. Ability to analyze complex factual situations and recognize/address relevant legal issues.
5. Ability to plan and organize legal work.

VETERAN'S 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 www.opm.gov).

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If currently employed as an Attorney by the federal government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position filled.

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

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

- 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: For a GS-13 or equivalent-applicant must have two 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.

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

Your application package (resume and supporting documents) 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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