Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
- Applicants must possess the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.).
- Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a "certificate of good standing" issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a "certificate of good standing" issued by their respective bar showing they are in good standing and in active status prior to appointment.
- You must possess professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.The QUALITY of experience will be evaluated and screened to determine how closely or to what extent your experience, education and training are relevant to the major duties and responsibilities of the announced position.Your resume must demonstrate you have the competencies and quality of experience necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level, with at least one (1) year of recent and relevant Federal acquisition law experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent.
- Ability to provide accurate, timely, responsive and ethical legal advice and counsel that addresses the operative facts and applicable law and provides clear and workable guidance.
- Ability to provide effective support working cooperatively with senior level civilian and military clients using problem-solving skills to facilitate consensus solutions.
- Analytical/legal ability (including issue identification, legal research, analysis of options, risk analysis, creative problem-solving).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency as an advocate.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and client relationships, and the ability to interact well with senior officials on controversial and sensitive issues.
Additional selection factors:
Special federal sector legal experience, preferably DoD, in the following are not required but will be given favorable consideration: employment law, fiscal, contracts, intellectual property, information law, or administrative law.
Education may not be used as a substitution for qualifications for this position.
Excepted Service Position: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Veterans Information: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (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).
As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Selection(s) will be based on the judgment of the selecting official as to which applicant is best qualified to perform the duties of the position.
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated based on the application package submitted. An oral interview may be conducted with some, none, or all candidates, depending upon the relative qualifications of the applicants.