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This position is located in the DoD OIG, Office of the General Counsel (OGC). OGC provides independent and objective legal counsel and advice to the Inspector General (IG) and OIG components.
As a Attorney-Advisor (General), GS-0905-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
- Support OIG audit and evaluations operations, which deals frequently with oversight of DoD acquisitions, operations, and financial management.
- Prepare legal advice to the OIG on legal and policy implications of DoD activities and plans.
- Interpret and prepare legislation, executive orders, regulations, and policy directives.
- Provide legal advice and counsel to the Inspector General.
- Perform legal research in connection with legal issues referred by the Inspector General (such as questions concerning the interpretation and application of statutes, rules and regulations).
- Analyze factual and/or legal issues presented and determine what the relevant legal issues are; prepare litigation of cases and implementation of court decisions.
- Provide policy advice concerning the conduct of audits and evaluations.
- Provide legal advice and counsel in the initiation, conduct, and oversight of audits and investigations by the DoD OIG personnel.
- Respond to congressional inquiries on a wide variety of issues.
- Prepare memoranda and reports concerning issues referred by operating officials in OSD, Defense agencies and military departments.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Position has been designated as Critical-Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- This is an Excepted Service position.
- Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
- Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
- If you have not previously completed a trial period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year trial period.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
- All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
- The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
- To meet the basic requirements, you must possess a J.D., LL.B., or LL.M degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
- Applicants must be 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, and be permitted to engage in the practice of law.
- Provide an official statement that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged.
In addition to the Basic Requirements noted above, applicants must also meet and demonstrate the specialized experience listed below:
- For the GS-15 level. You must have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-14 level or equivalent: Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of, and demonstrated legal experience in Federal government acquisition law and regulations, fiscal law, contract fraud, release of information to the public, and the DoD standards of conduct, in addition to one of the following: DoD operations, such as cyber, contingency or special operations; the Military Health System; or the Inspector General Act of 1978.
- You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.
- 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
- Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
- Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.
- Education: Based on an Information Memo from the DoD OIG General Counsel dated 9-OCT-2012, OCG has determined that certified academic transcripts are unnecessary, as graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is a requirement in all fifty states before someone can take the examination to be licensed to practice. OCG believes that a current Letter of Good Standing from any of the State Bar Associations is sufficient to fulfill the requirement of proof that the applicant graduated from law school, in lieu of an academic transcript.
Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605006700
Closing Date: 1st July, 2021