The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a first level supervisor providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over non-supervisory employees assigned to the General Law Division of the Wing's Judge Advocate Office. Serves as Senior Attorney-Adviser all General Law issues; providing legal advice, representation, and assistance in the areas of government contract law, environmental law, labor law, ethics, information law, general administration, and fiscal law.Responsibilities:
As the Chief, General law Division; represents the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) as procurement legal advisor and the advisor to the 11th Wing Commander. Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Establishes, develops, and maintains effective working relations with Installation and/or Wing Commanders, Directors, and highest level of function responsibility. Supervises the prosecution of civilians and dependents for criminal offenses occurring on Joint Base Andrews, Maryland before the U.S. Magistrate Court and U.S. District Court. Provides advice on Standards of Conduct/Ethics Programs. Performs a wide variety of miscellaneous attorney duties.Travel Required:
Occasional travel - Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.Supervisory status:
14Requirements:Conditions of Employment:
U.S. Citizenship is required This is a centrally managed position and PCS expenses are authorized Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov. Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance Employee must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Overtime may be required Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft Employee must adhere to the Air Force Rules of Professional Conduct Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized This is a supervisory positionQualifications:General Requirements:
You 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). Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.
In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status.Specialized Experience:
In addition to the above requirement: you must have professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as knowledge of federal, state and local law (statutory), federal regulations providing assistance to eligible beneficiaries; analyzing facts, interpret complex law and regulations, applying well-reasoned analysis to reach clear and concise conclusions . Note: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Part-Time Or Unpaid Experience:
- Knowledge of applicable law pertaining to the specialized areas of legal practice, as determined by the SJA, in order to provide legal advice and counsel to command and management and represent AF interests.
- Sufficient knowledge of federal, state, and local law, as it impacts the private individual, to provide personal legal assistance to eligible beneficiaries across the typical range of the AF legal assistance practice.
- Skill in recognizing and analyzing key legal issues in a factual situation and applying well-reasoned analysis to reach clear, concise conclusions.
- Ability to research legal issues, analyze complex factual situations in light of general legal principles and the results of research, and prepare legal opinions.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, in and outside the legal profession, both orally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings.
- Ability to prepare cases for trial and/or try cases before a court, administrative body, or an official having quasi-judicial power.
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization; including compliance with agency safety, security, and personnel guidelines.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.Volunteer Work Experience:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.Education:
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.
If Using Education to Qualify: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.
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