Attorney Adviser (Military)
Occasional travel - you may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT THE GS-15 LEVEL: Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D) and active (or equivalent) membership, in good standing, in the bar of the highest court of a state, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, the attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of three years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Professional legal experience must include: (1) Specialized practice of executive clemency and corrections including case law, statutes, regulatory directives and effective written and oral advocacy; (2) Mastery and advanced knowledge of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and related legal references. Supporting staff judge advocates at the trial, post-trial and appallate level of the military criminal justice system; (3) Evaluating and formulating recommendations on court-martial cases. Preparing detailed recommendation for the appropriate exercise of clemency authority under applicable articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice; (4) Mentoring, training, leading and guiding other counsel in the evaluation of complex and difficult legal clemency and parole issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Extensive knowledge of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, DoD and Air Force directives governing military justice, corrections, clemency and parole, and federal laws and regulations relating to such subjects as parole and clemency, and the Presidential Pardon process.
2. Expert knowledge of military criminal litigation, practice and procedure. Ability to supervise and lead other attorneys and paralegals responsible for all mission areas.
3. Ability to gather facts, research the law, and formulate recommendations for senior officials. Highly skilled in effective written and oral communication.
4. Ability to operate a computer and applicable software.
5. Ability to multi-task, establish work priorities, and delegate when appropriate. Mentor, train, lead and guide other counsel in the evaluation of complex and difficult legal questions in all mission areas.
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.
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.
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.
Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.
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.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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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.
The resume/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.