Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and the extent to which their application shows possession of the following specialized experience associated with the position.
- Experience regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to the organization's missions and programs, civil works, military, and support for others programs (or equivalent program), including: authorities, appropriations, federal acquisitions (acquisitions (architect-engineering and construction contracts for their equivalent such as major systems development, R & D, information technology, utility services and/or Federal Supply Schedule contracts), contract administration disputes and litigation, and environmental law compliance, regulations and remediation.
- Experience in the followings areas of federal laws and practices: litigation administrative, standards of conduct, ethics, civilian personnel and employment, labor-management relations, fiscal, real estate, admiralty torts, and constitutional.
- Experience to manage the organization's highly diverse legal services program (including oversight and managing, mentoring, training, and motivating legal office staff)
- Experience to balance national (external) and organizational (internal) program goals and priorities; to review program implementation and results; to develop and utilize innovative approaches in solving problems and issues; to function as senior counselor and advisor to the Commander; to work effectively with other military and other senior management officials within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with other governments entities and with private parties.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system or applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted; 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) 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 www.opm.gov.)
Time in Grade Requirement: If currently employed as an attorney by the federal government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position 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: An applicant must currently be member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- 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 entitlement to such on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances are authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.
- Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
- Must file an annual Financial Disclosure statement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements and for skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.