Duties:Summary:About the Position
: This position is located with the Headquarters, US Army Forces Command, Office of the Commander, Staff Judge Advocate Civil Law Division, Ft. Bragg, NC.
If you are currently serving in a permanent, competitive service appointment in the Federal service, and are selected for this position, the appointment will remove you from the competitive service while you occupy this position.Responsibilities:
- Serves as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate.
- Provides the focal point for staff leadership and guidance on command-wide areas of law.
- Directly supervises seven employees; two GS-14 attorney-advisors (environmental and labor law), one GS-13 attorney-advisor (general), three judge advocates, two LTCs, one MAJ, and one GS-9 paralegal specialist.
- Serves as Senior Acquisition Law Counsel for the FORSCOM.
- Exercises broad technical control, direction and coordination over accomplishment of Civil Law Division functions.
- Interviews candidates for position within the Division and makes the recommendation of final selection for hire.
- Evaluates performance of subordinates, establishing and negotiating employee performance standards.
- Serves as both Senior Acquisition and Fiscal Law Attorney.
- Furnishes legal advice and interpretations to the Commander of FORSCOM and major subordinate commands on all legal matters including but not limited to legal and policy aspects of procurement.
Not requiredRequirements:Conditions of Employment:
Qualifications:Who May Apply
- A one-year supervisory probationary period is required if the selectee has not previously met this requirement.
- This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance for access for the duration of employment.
- This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
- A two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) and is subject to applicant testing and random drug testing in accordance with DA guidelines.
: US CitizensApplicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSA's
- Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues.
- Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance.
- Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs.
- Ability to supervise or lead others.
: The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:Education Requirements
: Position requires the possession of the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) AND active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants for initial appointment into attorney positions within the Department of Army must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant's graduation. As indicated below, a law school transcript must be submitted with your application materials.Bar Membership
: Applicants must currently be an active member(as defined by the pertinent bar) of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As noted below, proof of such membership and good standing must be submitted with your application materials.Experience
: In addition to the requirements above, applicants for the GS-15 or equivalent Attorney positions must also possess 2 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.Time in Grade
: The Qualifying Authorities (QA's) will make a determination as to the applicability of time in grade based on the requirements of the position. If you are currently employed as an attorney by the Federal government you must have completed one year at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade level as the position being filled.Notice of Veteran's Preference
: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (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. The SF 15 will identify the supporting documentation required along with the list of the types of 10-point preference. The SF 15 is available from the OPM at https://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/sf/.Education:
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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