ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Apr 06, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is the incumbent serves in the Office of the General Counsel Operational Law Division at the Army National Guard Readiness Center. Receives administrative direction and oversight from the General Counsel while serving as an expert in intelligence oversight law and policy.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides legal advice concerning intelligence oversight requirements. Evaluates complex factual issues related to every aspect of intelligence operations and training for legal sufficiency to support the organization's mission.
  • Senior Advisor on Defense Support to Civil Authorities. Counsels clients, including senior NGB leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action.
  • Expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
  • Performs legal research and analysis. Investigates facts, researches legal precedents, and marshal?s evidence involved in the extremely complex matters of national security law and domestic law and policies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • PCS expenses are authorized and DNRP will be paid
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance as a condition of employment
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Attorney appointments are subject to service of a one-year probationary period.
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or veterans? preference to be referred and considered. All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
  • Work may require frequent travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft (approximately 15%)
  • Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • Must either be currently in good standing (certified) with a State Bar or able to obtain certification
  • This position is designated by the Air Force as a Test Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program.
  • Must be a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school


Qualifications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • You 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, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status.
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must meet the Specialized Experience requirements:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Applicant must possess professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as: Expert knowledge of General and state laws, regulations, policies, and principles pertaining to international and operational law. Expert professional knowledge and skill as an agency counsel advising on Special Access programs. Provides legal advice concerning intelligence oversight requirements. Knowledge of Federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and principles pertaining to national security law, environmental law, real and personal property law, fiscal law, contract law, personnel law, and administrative law as they relate to the responsibilities of the Agency. Expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.

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:
  • Expert knowledge of General and state laws, regulations, policies, and principles pertaining to international and operational law. This specialized knowledge must include the following: EO 12333, Title 32 US Code, Title 10 US Code, the National Security Act. This specialized knowledge must include knowledge of DOD and both Air Force and Army procedures, regulations, and policies.
  • Expert professional knowledge and skill as an agency counsel advising on Special Access programs.
  • Expert professional knowledge of the relationship between the National Guard of the 54 states and territories, the National Guard Bureau, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of the Army, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.
  • Highly skilled in effective written and oral communication, to include use of modern legal research resources, including Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw.
  • 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.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    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.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 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.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application . The Vacancy ID is 11073033

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities please click here . Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    Applications who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander
    NOTE: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE:

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' 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 to their submissions.

    Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim Veterans Preference must submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD Form 214, which must include the character of service, and 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 .)

    NOTE: Applicants for attorney appointments do not require veterans' preference in order to be eligible for consideration.

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