Attorney-Adviser (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jan 14, 2022
Closes
Jan 20, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provides legal advice and assistance to the CYBER Brigade Commander on matters pertaining to CYBER activities and operations and intelligence law.
  • Advises all elements of the command on the extent to which the statutes and legislation will impact operational activities.
  • Evaluates newly enacted statutes, proposed Federal legislation, Federal and DoD regulations and policy statements governing CYBER activities and operations.
  • As required, serves as a trail attorney and agency representative for matters before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pertaining to the CYBER Brigade.
  • Advises the command and prepares legal opinions on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act on all matters involving the release or potential release of CYBER operations or activities.
  • Reviews proposed contract actions for legal sufficiency and provides legal advice on contract actions to support on-going CYBER operations and activities.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI) on a pre-appointment and periodic basis.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, 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/
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a single scope background investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Must be a member in good standing of the bar of any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Requires temporary duty (TDY) travel worldwide for periods of up to five days per month or longer if necessary (approximately 25%).
  • All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain access to NSA facilities and networks.
  • Overtime/shift work may be required.
  • Designated Mission Essential: Must must be able to remain on duty or make every effort to report to duty on-time during emergency and/or crisis situations.


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 cyber activities. Knowledge of the federal laws, executive orders, statutes, regulations and procedures concerning the conduct of cyber and intelligence activities.

2. Knowledge of federal and/or DOD and Army civilian personnel laws and the ability to litigate sensitive cases before the equal employment opportunity commission and merit system protection board.

3. Knowledge of federal and/or department of the Army Administrative Law to include statutes, regulations, and case law related to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), administrative investigations, fiscal law, federal acquisition law, ethics, standards of conduct, executive orders and regulations.

4.Ability to write clear and concise legal documents.

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 (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 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 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.
  • Stress is inherent in the nature of work: The many short-suspense actions and pressures of time from nearly all contacts contribute to heightened demands on the incumbent. Under crisis operations, may be subject to short notice expanded hours and possible recall situations and irregular work hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Designated Key Position: This position has been identified as being a Key Position under the provisions of AR 690-11, Use and Management of Civilian Personnel in Support of Military Contingency Operations. A Key position is defined as any Army position that cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of their organization to function effectively. Because of the essential nature of these positions, the Secretary of the Army, or his/her designee, shall designate such positions as Key positions and shall require that they not be filled by Ready Reservists or military retirees with recall obligations. Prior to occupying the position, Civilians must be exempted from recall to active duty because of Reserve or retired military obligations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.