Attorney-Adviser (General)

Job #: SCDU194035389878D Exp.: 2+ Years
About the Position: This position is a permanent Excepted Service position. This position is located with Installation Legal Office Fort Jackson, SC.

Determines the applicability of complex and difficult local, state and federal environmental regulations, laws and pending legislation, court decisions and opinions. Provides accurate, timely, and proactive written legal advice to the Command and installation directorates on various matters having legal ramifications to include Freedom of Information Requests, Privacy Act. Provides accurate, timely, and proactive legal advice regarding all aspects of Army procurement in accordance with applicable statutes, executive directives, the current Federal Acquisition Regulation. Serves as Labor and Civilian Personnel Law advisor for Fort Jackson and tenant activities, providing legal advice, both oral and written, on civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law, and all labor relations matters.

Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
  • Knowledge of laws, judicial decisions, and regulations related to the Constitution, environmental, FOIA/privacy, real property, fiscal, contract, ethics, military, labor, and general administrative and civil law.
  • Ability to analyze, provide advice, and represent the agency on federal-state relations, environmental, jurisdiction, FOIA/Privacy, installation management, law enforcement, fiscal, contract, investigations, procurement fraud, ethical and labor matters.
  • Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced inter-disciplinary legal environment, entailing timely collections of facts, identification and resolution of issues, enumeration of options, and formulation of recommendations.
  • Ability to research and formulate legal opinions and decisions regarding constitutional, environmental, privacy, property, fiscal, contract, ethics, military, labor and general administrative and civil law.
  • Ability to provide oral and written opinions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with inter-disciplinary teams to resolve issues.
  • Notice To Veterans 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
  • Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants currently employed as an attorney by the Federal government must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level (GS-12) or the equivalent within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

  • 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 (LL.B or J.D.).
  • Bar Membership: An 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 two 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 LL.M may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

Closing Date: 28th March, 2019
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