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Job Title:Attorney-Advisor (General)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army Installation Management Command

Job Announcement Number:NCAS13389642841553D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Friday, April 12, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


You will serve as the civil and administrative law expert for the U.S.Army, Fort Belvoir Garrison.  You will handle a wide variety of legal issues across the complete range of administrative, labor, fiscal, ethics, installation, and information law.

About the Position:

This position is located in the Installation Legal Office at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Who May Apply:

US Citizens


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Resolving legal issues and representational support in the following areas: federal installation law, non-appropriate fund activities, investigations, ethics, intellectual property, labor and employment law, and other areas associated with a broad based general and administrative law practice.  Exercises a high degree of legal competence and responsibility in performing duties.  Independently conducts legal research, investigation, and negotiation.  Renders advice, prepares opinions, recommendations, and legal memoranda, and personally represents the command in employment law administrative hearings, court litigation, and conferences.


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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. Knowledge of and experience in Federal Civilian Employment and Discrimination Law and Practice.  
2. Knowledge of and experience in Litigation and Representation of Federal Agencies before Administrative Judges, Investigators, Arbitrators, or other Advocacy-Based forums.
3. Knowledge of and experience with Government and Military Administrative and Civil Law. 
4. Knowledge of and experience in Government Ethics laws and Training Programs. 
5. Ability to communicate orally.
6. Ability to communicate in writing.

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 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. (SF15), which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at

Time in Grade Requirements:  If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

The 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:  For a GS-13 or equivalent - 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 LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.


Other Requirements:
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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.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Business travel is approximately 10% of the time

You must include the announcement number on your application

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

One year trial/probationary period may be 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.



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.


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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.


    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
    • To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.


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

    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, May 13, 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 using the following Vacancy ID841553.  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

    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.


    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 transcripts & official statement of relative standing in class. A copy is acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty. 
    • Official certificate showing the applicant is a member in good standing with the bar, together with a sworn (notarized) statement by the candidate that neither their fitness to practice law nor conduct as an attorney has ever been challenged, OR if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts & circumstances and any other explanation the applicant may deem appropriate.
    • Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.
    • If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package.  These documents may include, but are not limited to:  for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA letter 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.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    W4VNAA US Army Garrison Ft Belvoir
    9820 Flagler Road
    Fort Belvoir, VA
    United States


    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 USA JOBS 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 the Army Applicant Help desk at

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