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Job Title:Attorney-Advisor (General)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

Job Announcement Number:WTST13303369571861

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 25, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0905-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Meade, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Serve as a member of the HQ INSCOM Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, duty station at HQ INSCOM CYBER Brigade. Provide legal advice and assistance to the CYBER Brigade Commander on matters pertaining to CYBER activities and operations and intelligence law.

About the Position:

Provides legal advice to the Cyber Brigade Commander, staff and subordinate commands and other units as may be designated on intelligence activities and operations.

 

This position is located at U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command, 780th Military Brigade, Fort Meade, MD.

 

This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. 

Who May Apply:

All U.S. Citizens 

 

 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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You will provide expert, authoritative legal advice to the CYBER Brigade Commander on CYBER and intelligence activities and operations. Evaluate complex factual issues for legal sufficiency. Conduct comprehensive legal reviews of draft regulations, policy directives, operational concepts/operational activities in order to provide substantive/procedural advice that will resolve impediments to the command's ability to lawfully execute its mission. Evaluate newly enacted statutes, proposed Federal legislation, Federal/DoD regulation/policy statements governing CYBER activities and operations. Represent and serve as an advisor on civil and criminal litigation involving CYBER and intelligence activities. Provide authoritative legal advice on matters pertaining to civilian personnel law and civilian personnel management and administration. Serve as a trial attorney and agency representative for matters before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 and problem-solve a wide variety of legal issues related to CYBER Operational Law, Intelligence and National Security Law. Knowledge of the statutes, regulations and case law related to CYBER Law and Intelligence and Security Law.

 

2) Knowledge of Federal and/or Department of Defense (DoD) and Army Civilian Personnel Laws and the ability to litigate sensitive cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit System Protection Board.

 

3) Knowledge of Federal Administrative Law to include statutes, regulations and case laws related to FOIA, PA, Administrative Investigations, Fiscal Law, Federal Acquisition Law, Ethics, Standards of Conduct, Executive Orders and Regulations.

 

4) Ability to write clear and concise legal documents.

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/ .)


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).  Applicants must submit copies of their transcripts.
  • 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 three 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.

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. 

Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance based on a single scope background investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).   

In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

Must perform temporary duty worldwide for 25% for the time. 

Must be willing to submit to and successfully pass a counterintelligence scope polygraph (CSP) examination administered in accordance with DoD and DA regulations.

PCS costs may be authorized. 

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. 


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION:

     

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

     

    To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlements.

     

    Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 11, 2013.

    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 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, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 571861.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need two documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire and the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX). 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

     

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
     

    The Department of the Army 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 servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    •  Official law school transcript and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies of documents are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty.
    • Official certificate showing that you are a member in good standing of the bar, together with a sworn [notarized] statement from you that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction to the best of your knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn [notarized] statement concerning the facts and circumstances and any other explanation that you consider appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn [notarized] statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format:  “I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (date)... (your signature)." (28 U.S.C. 1746).  The statement and certificate must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted.  The statement and certificate are required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).
    • Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters.  These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

     

    • PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER Fort Huachuca
    USA Intel Cntr Fort Huachuca
    Civ Personnel Advisory Center
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005-5283

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

     

    Once this announcement closes, your application/resume package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for selection. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview, however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.

      

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: applicanthelp@conus.army.mil


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTST13303369571861

    Control Number:

    336045400