Applicants 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. KSAs:
(1) Ability to analyze situations, render legal opinions and assist clients in the Military Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES), including Medical Evaluation Boards, Physical Evaluation Boards, the Veterans Administration disability evaluation system, or other federal or state disability evaluation systems.
(2) Ability to apply knowledge and experience in general Health Law discipline to individuals or entities to include malpractice actions, HIPAA, Privacy Act and other related topics.
(3) Skill in Written Communication.
(4) Skill in Oral Communication.
(5) Ability to analyze legal assistance issues and assist clients in legal assistance practice areas.
(6) Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs.
VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: 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 http://www.opm.gov/ .)
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 1 year at the next lower level within 30 days of 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 (LLB or JD).
Bar membership: 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 LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct deposit of pay is required.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference
Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
A personal security investigation is required.
Business travel requirements: 5% annually.
Moving assistance may be provided.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.