National Security Legal Advisor

Arlington, Virginia
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 25, 2019
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

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.


Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying

  • 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.
Re-Employment of Annuitants: In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(l) or 8414(b)(l)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at .) Suitability: Selectee will be required to complete a OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in his/her application, prior to entry into this DISL position. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of position offer, dismissal after beginning work, fine or imprisonment.

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 (MTQ) factor in separate written statement. Failure to meet or address the MTQ and the IC SOCQ below automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration:


Technical Qualification - MANDATORY: Demonstrated ability in the Mastery of the laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, and policies in the areas of national security, intelligence, and information law - Possess and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the U.S. Intelligence Community and a mastery of the legal authorities applicable to its missions, functions, and operations, most particularly those of the Department of the Army, both inside and outside the continental United States.

Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - MANDATORY: 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.

Candidates for this position will be reviewed for receipt of joint duty credit. You must provide evidence of having obtained joint duty credit by submitting a previously approved Joint Duty Claim Form(s) or by requesting approval of a joint duty claim by submitting the Joint Duty Claim Form with supporting documentation along with your application package. Your claim will be reviewed, approved/disapproved and returned to you. When requesting approval of a joint duty claim you must submit as a minimum: Joint Duty Assignment dates; Joint Duty Assignment Locations; and a duty statement. Information, to include forms and instructions on joint duty can be found on the joint duty website by clicking the link below.

*Note: Employees without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected, a Joint Duty waiver will be required prior to final appointment. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit or apply for credit prior to appointment.

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.

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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.

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.

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