ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Serves as legal advisor to Army General Counsel, under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Operations and Personnel).
  • Develop guidance and advice on the interpretation of legislation, case law, and regulatory developments in the field.
  • Assist in the oversight of the adjudication of administrative appeals submitted pursuant to the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act.
  • Provide oral and written advice and technical legal guidance to Army senior leaders and other key officials.
  • Serves as principal legal advisor to the Army Secretariat on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy issues.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may require a suitability/fitness determination.
  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • 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 exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions 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/


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:(1) Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues.
(2) Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance.
(3) Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs.
(4) Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues involving Operations and Personnel law issues.
(5) Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance in the areas of Operations and Personnel Law.
(6) Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs
(7) Skill in providing legal advice and support to Operations and/or Personnel Law for multiple years.

Qualification Requirements: Applicants must meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

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 have 3 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 a Master of Laws (LLM) may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

NOTICE OF VETERAN'S 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 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. (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 http://www.opm.gov/ ).

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.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.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.
  • Excepted Service Attorney Positions: This position is a term position NTE 3 years and may be extended up to a maximum of eight years. This appointment may be converted non-competitively to a permanent career-conditional or career appointment.
  • 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 .
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.