Attorney-Advisor (General)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This position is located at the Army Review Board Agency, located in Arlington, Virginia.
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Responsibilities

  • As an Attorney-Advisor, you will provide professional specialized legal support and advice to the Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) on the requirements of law, implementing regulations and policy.
  • Provide guidance and direction on complex legal problems, note any unusual circumstances surrounding a case or problem.
  • Analyze facts, ascertain law bearing on legal issues, and prepare opinions outlining facts and legal issues, explaining legal principles and precepts, and recommend available actions that may be taken.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Legal Advisor, review, analyze and ensure the DASA (RB) and Agency staff are aware of existing and potential legal issues and newly enacted legislation and regulations, which impact the operation of Agency programs.
  • Responsible for processing of grade determinations, and officer eliminations, resignations for the good of the service in lieu of general court-martial, or in lieu of elimination.
  • Serve as member of Army Clemency and Parole Board.
  • Represent ARBA on extremely complex and difficult legal issues involving correction of military records, discharge upgrades, grade determinations, officer involuntary eliminations and resignations.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • A two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • 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.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSA's: (modify to your position the red below):

(1) Skill in identifying legal issues and conducting relevant legal research within Legal Assistance, Administrative Law, or Health Law.
(2) Skill in administrative hearings practice.
(3) Skill in oral and written advocacy.
(4) Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs.
(5) Skill in conducting legal reviews and performing corollary legal activities in review, coordination, and legal advice on all matters.

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

Education: An 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).
Bar membership: Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Document should be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted.

Experience: Applicant must have3 years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.

VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veteran's preference eligibility 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 a 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. The SF 15 will identify the supporting documentation required along with a list of the types of 10-point preference. The SF 15 is available from the OPM at https://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/sf/."

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 52 weeks at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled. Time-in-grade may be waived for current federal employees at management's discretion. Submission of most recent SF-50 is required.

Education

Please refer to Qualifications section for information on the education requirements for this position.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • 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.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 .


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 as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents are required to be submitted as part of your application package:

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 additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Official Law school transcripts. Photo copies are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering on duty.

3. Official Statement of Class Standing: If the applicant's law school does not rank students, and the transcript does not explain that the school does not rank students, the applicant needs to submit an official statement of relative standing in class is required.

4. Bar Membership certificate. The official certificate must show that you are a member in good standing of the bar, dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The certificate is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

5. Fitness to practice law. 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, and any other explanation that 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)." The statement must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The statement is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

6. References. Must provide three licensed attorney references to the appointing officer for verification.

7. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Veterans documents, if applicable
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) orders and marriage license, if claiming military spouse preference.


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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