Attorney Adviser (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Advises the DHA command on civilian personnel law, labor relations and equal employment law issues, including matters arising from the civil service system, employment discrimination and a variety of other labor issues.
  • Counsels DHA leaders and supervisors on informal resolution of grievances, providing guidance to line management and all EEO officers within the Region/Markets on resolving informal discrimination complaints.
  • Provides timely responses to difficult, complex, and urgent legal problems presented so as to preclude interruptions in services. Problems typically involve the most difficult, complex, sensitive, and controversial issues.
  • Represents DHA as litigating attorney before the Merit Systems Protection Board, Federal Labor Relations Authority, EEO Commission(EEOC), Federal Service Impasses Panel, Office of Special Counsel, federal arbitrators, and other similar boards


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exemptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exemptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing.


Qualifications

Who May Apply:

Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.
  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualification requirements for Attorney positions can be found in DoD directive 1442.2, "Personnel Actions Involving Civilian Attorneys." Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications clearly reflect that all qualification requirements are met. Applicants are evaluated on quantity/quality of their relevant experience/education.

SELECTION FACTORS:

Selection will be based on the judgment of the selecting official as to which applicant is best qualified to perform the duties of the position. The breadth and depth of relevant experience and knowledge, and the quality of past performance, will be the primary considerations used for selection. Professionalism, analytical abilities, organizational skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills will be considered during the selection process. A selection panel may be used and oral interviews may be conducted with all, with some, or with none of the applicants, solely at the option of the selecting official.

The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.
  • Bar Membership: An applicant must currently be an active member, in good standing, in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • 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) from that institution.
  • Applicant must have professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Basis for Rating:

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 knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position

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 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

Additional Information:
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service.
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: No
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Position has a positive education requirement.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
  • Salary negotiation may be available for those candidates who are new to Federal service.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 3 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.


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