Special Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate
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.
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- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
- You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret clearance
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Political Recommendations: The Army is barred by 5 USC 3303 from accepting or considering political recommendations regarding appointment or any other personnel action; any violation of the bar on recommendations is a prohibited personnel action. The Army is obligated to take appropriate adverse action against employees who solicit, or Army officials who consider prohibited political recommendations. Applicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Qualification factor in separate written statement. Failure to meet or address the mandatory Technical Qualification and the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualification Standard automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration:
MANDATORY JOB-RELATED RATING FACTORS:
Technical Qualification - Mandatory: Comprehensive understanding of the legal authorities which govern the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), including the legislation, executive orders, directives, regulatory authorities and policies that govern intelligence and counterterrorism operations both inside and outside of the continental United States. Comprehensive understanding of missions and functions of various elements of the Intelligence community including service Intelligence organizations, Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Director National Intelligence (ODNI), Federal Intelligence agencies and other U.S. government organizations. Experience at the national, tactical and operational levels to demonstrate an ability to efficiently and effectively work with these organizations. Ability to effectively communicate, to cultivate and maintain working
relationships and to explain, brief, advocate, and negotiate with individuals and groups to resolve complex and opposing interests.
Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ Standard involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency).
(1) Collaboration and Integration: IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decisions; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.
Candidates assessed against this competency must:
a. Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.
b. Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.
(2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.
Candidates assesses against this competency must:
a. Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.
b. Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.
(3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values.
Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:
a. A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.
b. The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.
c. Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.
d. Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.
e. Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.
Applicants must address each of the above Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) factor(s) in separate written statements and the IC SOCQs. Failure to meet or address them automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration.
Documents related to credentialing as a lawyer (MANDATORY SUBMISSIONS):
All applicants must provide:
a. Sworn statement stating the applicant is a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, together with a sworn statement by the candidate that his or her fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney have never been challenged in any jurisdiction, OR, if either has been challenged, a sworn statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation the applicant may deem appropriate. As an alternative to sworn statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare [or certify, verify, or state] under penalty or perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct -- Executed on [Date]. [Signature of Applicant]" (28. U.S.C. 1746). Before entering duty, an official certificate of good standing, dated within three (3) months of entry on duty must be furnished.
b. Law School Transcripts. A photographic copy is acceptable when applying, but certified official transcripts and an official statement of relative standing in class must be furnished before entering on duty.
Management desires that applicants have at least five (5) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, practicing law at a major command (MACOM) or higher level (or equivalent level in the civilian sector) as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or possess an LL.M in the desired area of practice with three (3) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
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 (LL.B or JD).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document or do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Moving Expenses: Permanent Change of Station costs may be authorized. Department of Defense National Relocation Program services will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with applicable regulations.
Drug Testing: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent must successfully pass a urinalysis test before entering this position and reasonably thereafter. Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to sign a Condition of Employment form prior to entry into this DISL position.
Security Clearance: In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
Financial Disclosure: The individual selected will be required to file a 'Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
Probationary Period: You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the DISL.
Veteran's Preference: Veteran's Preference will apply to candidates New to Federal Service. Statements If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
Adverse Information Screening:Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
Travel and Mobility: Incumbent must be available to travel (both stateside and overseas) related to the duties of this position. An essential element of the DISL is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army DISL position may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The incumbent may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement prior to entry into this DISL position.
E-verify: Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system.
False Statement: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
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.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be rated and ranked by a Rating Panel using information submitted on the job-related factors essential for successful performance in this position.
Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.