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This position is located in the Legal Assistance Division, Disability Evaluation System. This position is located at Washington Navy Yard, DC. The incumbent will serve as a Disability Evaluation System (DES) Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Attorney providing legal support, cogent advice, and representation of Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, in this highly specialized and unique field of Physical Disability Law.
- You will will provide case assessment, legal advice, legal briefings, and representation to Sailors and Marines who are undergoing the DES process.
- You will serve as the subject matter expert in this complex and constantly evolving practice area.
- You will independently conducts legal research pertaining to medical issues.
- You will conduct examination of witnesses.
- You will provide case assessment, legal advice, and recommendations to the Service member in support of the case.
- You will prepare legal memoranda in support of board proceedings; and may represent Sailors and Marines during the informal and formal PEB hearing process and in subsequent appeals processes.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- 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.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- Must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State of the United States or a Territory of the United States, and have legal experience in excess of 2 years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.
- PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
- Upon selections the following documents will be requested:
- An official transcript of the applicant's law school record together with an official statement of his/her relative standing in his/her class. However, if the individual has been a member of the Bar for 5 years or more, the transcript requirement may be waived.
- An official statement that his/her fitness to practice law or his/her conduct as an attorney have never been challenged. If either his/her fitness or conduct has been challenged, an official statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation that the applicant himself/herself may wish to submit.
- Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period, must have or be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance, and meet all certification requirements (depending on the position to be filled) prior to appointment.
- The selectee is required to meet one or more of these employment conditions before the appointee will receive a tentative offer of employment. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, lacks the certifications requirements, or is unable to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.
- 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.
Must have a J.D. Degree from an ABA accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State of the United States or a Territory of the United States, and have a minimum of two (2) years post-law school legal experience as either a military judge advocate or in private practice.
Closing Date: 8th April, 2020