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Job Title:LAW CLERK (2012 JA SUMMER INTERN)

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:HQ USAF and Support Elements

Job Announcement Number:9L-HAF-590224-531368-RLS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$41,563.00 to $54,028.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 12, 2012 to Friday, February 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0904-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 30 SEP 2012

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

 

THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH EXPIRES ON THE CLOSING DATE - FIRST CUTOFF DATE FOR APPLICANT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WILL OCCUR ON 27 JAN 12;  ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST CUTOFF WILL BE CONSIDERED/REVIEWED ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.  

 

All US Citizens May Apply

 

THE 2012 SUMMER LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

 

LOCATIONS:  Various geographic locations throughout the United States are available

 

DURATION OF APPOINTMENT:  Formal program will run for 10 weeks starting approximately Monday, May 21, 2012.  This is an Excepted Service Appointment not to exceed 120 days.  Summer interns work in JAG office throughout the United States.  Internships are temporary civilian positions and do not constitute permanent federal employment.  Selection for an internship does not constitute an offer for accession as a judge advocate following law school, but outstanding peformance is an important factor for those who apply to the JAG Corps in the future.  Interns must pay for their travel and lodging costs.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps hires approximately 25 second-year law students each summer to work as legal interns at Air Force JAG offices throughout the United States.  JAG summer interns work as temporary civil service employees performing a variety of legal assignments.  Interns do not incur any military service obligation for their internships.  The majority of interns will be assigned to base legal offices throughout the United States.  A few individuals will be assigned to an Air Force headquarters office in the Washington D.C. area.  Unlike interns assigned to base legal offices who will work in multiple areas of law throughout the summer, interns assigned to headquarters offices will generally work in one subject matter area.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
  • This is a SUMMER INTERN position NTE 30-Sep-2012
  • Candidates must undergo a background investigation
  • Applications submitted in postage paid envelopes will not be accepted
  • Interns must pay for their own travel and lodging costs

DUTIES:

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide the office with a Legal Intern/Aide who will perform sub-professional duties as a summer hire

 

- Performs tasks that are developmental and recurring in nature which become progressively more difficult as the employee develops knowledge, skills and techniques required to work with office attorneys in rendering legal advice

 

- Conducts investigations to obtain evidentiary data and recommend an agency course of action

 

- Drafts, negotiates or examines contracts or other legal documents required by the agency's activities

 

- Works closely with senior attorneys, assists in the peformance of legal research, analysis of legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda, and other legal decisions


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  Must have specialized experience that enables applicants to analyze statutes, regulations, precedents, and practices relating to the mission of the organization sufficient to identify pertinent factual and legal issues and relevant evidence and to prepare summaries of precedent cases, interviews, and related case material for a supervising attorney’s use.  Knowledge of legal reference sources and commonly used legal research procedures and methods sufficient to locate, analyze, and prepare reports on pertinent statutes, court decisions, legal opinions, and other legal documents.

 

OR

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0900/0904.htm

 

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:   Applicants should specifically address each of the following job-related KSAs on a separate sheet of paper.  State when, where, and how you obtained each; either through experience, education or training.  Failure to submit this information may affect your ranking for referral for this position.

 

1. Knowledge of legal systems and legal research and writing.

 

2. Ability to identify legal issues, cite applicable case law, and determine if precedents are involved.

 

3. Ability to operate various computer systems and associated peripheral equipment to perform legal research.

 

4. Skill in writing legal opinions and memoranda.

 

5. Skill in identifying and understanding issues, options and recommending course of action.

 

6. Ability to communicate in an effective and lucid manner.

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: 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. 


Any citizen of the United States who will have completed two years of GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION AT AN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION accredited law school by the start of their summer internship.  No previous Civil Service experience is necessary.  This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

 

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in a conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of at least three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete on-line Occupational Questionnaire
3. A one-page personal statement introducing yourself and explaining your motivation and objectives in applying for a summer internship with the Air Force JAG Corps

4. Specify on a separate piece of paper your top five geographic preferences by base or state

(listing of bases can be found at http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil/ or by calling 1-800-JAG-USAF (524-8723))

5. Also, specify whether you prefer to begin Monday, May 21, 2012 or Monday, June 4, 2012

6. Specify on a separate sheet or sheets of paper addressing the KSAs and how they relate to your work experience, education and training

7. Undergraduate and Law School transcripts (readable copies are acceptable)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, February 10, 2012

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 590224.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.

 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 

 

See "How to Apply"

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Donna W. Barr
Phone: (202)404-3229
TDD: (800)382-0893
Email: DONNA.BARR@AFNCR.AF.MIL
Agency Information:
HAF Pentagon
Air Force Personnel Center
OR TDD WITHIN SAN ANTONIO AREA 565-2276
DO NOT MAIL OR EMAIL CALL ONL, TX
11111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your application package is received, an acknowledgement email will be sent. 

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Job Announcement Number:

9L-HAF-590224-531368-RLS

Control Number:

306965500