GENERAL ATTORNEY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the DON.
  • You will analyze the probable outcomes of cases and matters using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • You will present and summarize cases; draft and interpret laws and legislation; and evaluate findings while developing strategies and arguments in preparation of matters and cases.
  • You will perform administrative functions as related to the practice of law and participate in organization-wide or command level initiatives.
  • You will represent and advocate for the DON and provide legal advice and counsel, in the form of oral advice and written opinions, on the full range of OGC?s practice areas.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


Qualifications

The positions will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) pay system at the GS-14 or GS-15 grade level, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant(s).

For GS-14

To be eligible for selection at the GS-14 level, the applicant must have at least three and a half years of recent, substantial, and relevant professional legal experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

For GS-15

To be eligible for selection at the GS-15 level, the applicant must have at least five and a half years of recent, substantial, and relevant professional legal experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

  • Graduated with a J.D. or LL.B from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • An active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia
  • Admitted to practice before a state or federal court


Additional information

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. The Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel has been serving the Department since 1941 and is committed to developing innovative legal solutions to the business and other challenges facing the Navy and Marine Corps to enhance the war fighting capability of the Naval Service. You will find our attorneys stationed across the United States and worldwide, working with Navy and Marine Corps personnel wherever the Department's business is conducted.

A vacancy is anticipated for an attorney to serve as Counsel, Naval Special Warfare Group EIGHT (NSWG-8). The position will be a single attorney office within the Office of Counsel, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC), and under the general supervision and guidance of the Assistant General Counsel (National Security Law). The position will be located at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.
NSWG-8 is a major Echelon III activity, which reports to its Echelon II headquarters, NSWC. NSWG-8's mission is to organize, man, train, educate, equip, support and deploy specialized capabilities to perform intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and preparation of the environment activities in support of combatant commanders and other mission partners and to conduct Naval Special Warfare operations including SEAL support, maritime special operations and SEAL delivery, dry combat submersible and dry deck shelter operations worldwide. NSWC Office of Counsel is comprised of 5 geographically dispersed attorneys and 1 FOIA/PA program manager who support NSWC headquarters in Coronado, CA, as well as subordinate commands concentrated in California, Virginia, Mississippi, Hawaii, and foreign locations.

Must possess a current SECRET security clearance adjudicated within the past 10 years, or a current TOP SECRET security clearance adjudicated within the past 6 years, and be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance; and be able to obtain and maintain a Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status

This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Several vacancies may be filled.

Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

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