Attorney-Advisor (Contract)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Eustis, Virginia
Posted
Nov 07, 2019
Closes
Nov 15, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This is an Attorney-Adviser (Contract) position with US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) Office at Fort Eustis, VA. Fort Eustis, VA is located in Newport News, between historic Williamsburg and Virginia Beach. The Hampton Roads/Tidewater area has all the conveniences of a big city with charm of small town and rural areas.
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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Chief, Contract and Fiscal Law, and performs a broad range of duties in the areas of fiscal law, contract law, acquisition planning, contract execution, and proper interaction of Government and on-site contractor personnel.
  • Serves as the legal advisor to the Acquisition Management Oversight Directorate (AMOD), Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-8.
  • Assists installation counsel located at TRADOC Commands, the Centers of Excellence (CoE), and other activities on matters pertaining to fiscal and contracting issues.
  • Supervises military and civilian attorneys, including U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocates when they are assigned and performing duties within the TRADOC SJA Office as Individual Mobilization Augmentee counsel.
  • Conducts training classes on acquisition ethics and provides annual fiscal law training to contracting personnel assigned to the Mission Installation Contacting Command (MICC) and to the resource management staff within TRADOC DCS, G-8.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 10% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • SECRET CLEARANCE - This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.
  • SUITABILITY/FITNESS DETERMINATION - Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • PERFORM BUSINESS TRAVEL - This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of up to 10% of the time.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE - This position requires pre-employment financial disclosure and annually thereafter in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the basic requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

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

Education: 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). (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts). In addition, applicants must also possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education.

BAR Membership: Applicants must be a current member in good standing of the bar of a State, Territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (NOTE: You must attach a copy of a certificate or other evidence showing you are a current member in good standing with the bar of a State, Territory of the US, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, together with a sworn (notarized) statement that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction, OR if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation you deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (date)...(your signature)." (20 U.S.C. 746). This statement and certificate or other evidence showing you are in good standing with the Bar must be attached with your application and dated with 3 months of the date of your submitted application.

Experience: Applicants must have three or more years of professional law 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 a Master of Laws (LLM) may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

NOTICE OF VETERANS PREFERENCE: 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 as 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 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 type of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at http://www.opm.gov/.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-14).

Education

Only degrees from an American Bar Association accredited school of law are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For a listing of ABA accredited law schools, please visit: americanbar.org

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Two years trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 56 - Legal position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Payment of moving costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a paid move is not in the Government interest.
  • Relocation or Recruitment Incentive may be authorized in accordance with Command policy.
  • **Inquiries regarding this announcement please reply to the Army Applicant Help Desk at USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL **


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).

2. Official Law School Transcripts: Complete Law School transcripts are required for all applicants, demonstrating graduation from an ABA accredited law school. Photocopies are acceptable when applying and for initial qualification, but certified documents must be furnished for final qualification approval within 30 days of request. If you want to substitute your education for experience, your transcripts must demonstrate that you meet the requisite requirements (i.e., advanced degree or top 25% of class).

3. Certification of Good Standing from BAR Association: Official certificate and/or letter showing that you are a member in good standing of the bar. Certificate must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. COPIES OF BAR CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE REPLACEMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE AND/OR LETTER. The Certificate of Good Standing must be submitted by all applicants, to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the ANY qualifying authority of the Judge Advocate General, Army, Chief Counsel, Army Engineers, Command Counsel, Army Materiel Command or General Counsel, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

4. Fitness to Practice Statement: A Sworn (notarized) statement from you that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction to the best of your knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation that you may deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (date)...(your signature)." (28 U.S.C. 1746). The statement must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The Fitness to Practice Statement must be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the ANY qualifying authority of the Judge Advocate General, Army, Chief Counsel, Army Engineers, Command Counsel, Army Materiel Command or General Counsel, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

5. Writing Samples: Are not required to be submitted with the application. However, writing samples may be requested for applicants selected for an interview.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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