Supervisory Attorney-Adviser (General)
Summary About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to US Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the 902D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP HEADQUARTERS COMMAND GROUP FORT MEADE, MD . Responsibilities Serves as the principal civilian legal advisor to the Commander, 902d Military Intelligence (MI) Group, the 902d MI Group Staff and all 902d subordinate commands. Provides expert legal advice on the full range of CI, Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and operational concepts and operational activities. Reviews and process command administrative investigations, civilian and military personnel actions, assist the command in the preparation of Congressional reporting requirements concerning command issues. Plans, directs, and evaluates in coordination with the Command Judge Advocate and INSCOM Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, the operations of the office to achieve optimum work flow/production within all allowable fiscal and staffing levels. Performs full range of personnel management responsibility to include technical and administrative supervision. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their applicant shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. 1. Ability to analyze and problem-solve a wide variety of legal issues related to Intelligence and National Security Law. Knowledge of Federal laws, Executive Orders and DoD, DA, DIA, and CIA regulations and procedures concerning the conduct of intelligence activities to include, but not limited to, CI, SIGINT and HUMINT. 2. Knowledge of Federal and/or Department of the Army Administrative Law to include statues, regulations, and case law related to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), Administrative Investigations, Ethics, Standards of Conduct, Executive Orders and Regulations. Ability to analyze and problem solve a wide variety of general administrative and civil matters, including civilian personnel law. 3. Ability to manage and supervise personnel, and foster a creative and an innovative work environment. Ability to advise and counsel senior leaders and higher grade management officials. 4. Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and their DoD and DA supplements, bid protests, contract disputes, secure environment contracting procedures, intelligence contingency fund expenditures, and fiscal law. 5. Skill in oral and written communications to effectively defend controversial positions; present briefings at the highest echelons both within and outside DoD. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Army 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 (eg, 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. (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 www.opm.gov. 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. EXPERIENCE: Applicant must have 3 or more years of professional legal 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 an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Additional Information: PLEASE NOTE THAT REQUIREMENTS FOR EDUCATION, TIME IN GRADE, AND EXPERIENCE MAY BE WAIVED BY THE APPLICABLE AUTHORITY AND THE REQUIREMENTS SHOULD NOT DETER ANY INDIVIDUAL FROM APPLYING FOR THE POSITION. The following documents are required: PLEASE NOTE THAT IF AN APPLICANT DOES NOT HAVE THEIR LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING, OR FITNESS TO PRACTICE STATEMENT, HE/SHE SHOULD NOT BE DETERRED FROM APPLYING FOR THE POSITIONS. THE DOCUMENTS BELOW ARE REQUIRED FOR AN ATTORNEY TO ENTER ON DUTY; HOWEVER, THEY ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED, AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. Education 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 US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. For further information, visit: -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 US 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 position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. 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. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Required Documents: Official law school transcript and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies of documents are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty. Official certificate showing that you are a member in good standing of the bar. The official certificate must be dated within three months of the date that the application package 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). 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 deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a statement which includes 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 USC 1746). The statement must be dated within three months of the date the application package 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). Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.