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Job Title:  Attorney Advisor (General)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  T-13-115 (868092)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$71,901.00 to $93,470.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 to Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite NTE Six (6) Year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Marietta, GA United StatesView Map
Open Nationwide to current Army or Air Force JAG Officers (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve status) holding the grade of O-2 thru O-4 who are eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia National Guard.



Area of Consideration: Open Nationwide to current Army or Air Force JAG Officers (Active Duty, National Guard, or Reserve status) holding the grade of O-2 thru O-4 who are eligible for immediate enlistment into the Georgia National Guard.

Position Location: JFHQ, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, GA.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS): PCS is not authorized.

Relocation Incentive: Relocation Incentive is not authorized.

Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP): Acceptance of a Federal Excepted technician position of over 179 days in length will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).

Type of Appointment: This is a full-time, Excepted, Indefinite (NTE six years), dual-status position which requires Georgia National Guard Membership.

Job Summary: The position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters – State, Personal Staff. The purpose of the position is to provide full-time professional legal support to the State Adjutant General, staff elements and subordinate units of the Army and Air National Guard of the State as well as to the USPFO for the State.

Background Check:  Selectee may, at the option of the agency, be required to submit to criminal, credit history, and general background checks which will be evaluated by the agency prior to a final offer of employment and access into the Georgia National Guard Federal Technician or Active Guard/Reserve program.

National Guard Membership: This position requires military membership. It is designated for any military officer eligible to become a Georgia Army or Air National Guard Officer. In accordance with ARNG or ANG regulations, incumbent performs duties necessary to accomplish military Attorney Advisor (General) functions in support of programs essential to state Army and Air National Guard daily operations, training and readiness missions.

As a member of a Georgia Army or Air National Guard unit, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Georgia Army and Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.


  • Must be a current U.S. Citizen.
  • Under 5 USC 2108 & 5 CFR 211, Veteran's Preference criteria does not apply.
  • Direct Deposit Banking is Mandatory.
  • Must possess a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Military Requirement: MOS/AFSC: 27A or 51JX.


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The following list of duties is not conclusive but provides a brief snapshot of the duties that may be required of this position:

  • Responsible for the effective management and accomplishment of the day-to-day legal workload necessary to provide legal services and support to the Adjutant General, staff elements of both the Army and Air National Guard and subordinate units as well as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the State and his staff.
  • Provides professional and legal advicie and opinions, both written and oral on issues arising from federal laws and regulations or concerning the federal mission of the National Guard.
  • Serves as litigation point of contact for the State.
  • Acts as the State Adjutant General's representative in third-party proceedings under the Federal Labor Management Relations Statute.
  • Serves as claims officer for the State.
  • Upon designation by the State Adjutant General, participates as Staff Judge Advocate to the Convening Authority in State National Guard courts-martial and as legal advisor or counsel in administrative board proceedings.
  • Review Reports of Survey, Line of Duty determinations and similar administrative proceedings for legal sufficiency.
  • Reviews contracts, procurement actions and real property matters involving federal funds for legal sufficiency.
  • Upon designation by the State Adjutant General, participates in negotiations involving contracts, acquisitions, and real property documents.
  • Prepares and presents legal training for judge advocates and for other personnel as required.
  • Acts as legal assistance officer for members of the National Guard of the State by providing the following:
    • Domestic relations. Advises on legal and practical meaning and effects of divorce, legal separations, annulment, custody. Refers to appropriate agencies as necessary.
    • Wills and estates. Provides legal advice and counseling on wills and estates. Drafts and executes wills and codicils. Advises on estate planning to include minor tax considerations and non-trusts under applicable state statutes, or refers to private attorneys as necessary.
    • Nonsupport and indnebtedness. Advises and counsels on effect and procedures to include garnishment rules, repossession procedures, default judgements, adverse personnel actions. Refers to appropriate agencies as necessary.
    • Landlord-Tenant relations and customer affairs. Advises and counsels on tenant's rights; eviction procedures; the legal effect and meaning of leases, offers to purchase, sales contracts and customer's rights in dealing with merchants and lenders; credit reporting agencies; etc. Prepares correspondence and legal instruments. Provides advice on rights accorded by Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act and other statutory provisions.
    • General. Prepares complex powers of attorney and other instruments, advises on immigration/naturalization procedures, insurance matters, general contracts, personal property law. Provides for client referrals to private attorneys as appropriate.
  • Coordinates activities with part-time judge advocates to insure effective utilization of part-time JAG officers.
  • Performs other duties as required.


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General Experience: Applicant must possess:

A. A law degree (LLB or J.D) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association AND
B. Bar Membership: Be an active member in good standing of the Georgia Bar or be eligible for "ADMISSION ON MOTION WITHOUT EXAMINATION" in accordance with the Supreme Court of Georgia Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least 36 months specialized experience in the preparation of cases for trial and/or tries cases before a court or an administrative body of persons having quasi-judicial power, the rendering of legal advise and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices or other matters falling within the purview of a Federal Government, the preparation of interpretive and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to provisions of governing statutes or other law requirements.   Skill in analyzing, discussing and providing oral and written counsel on complex legal arguments in a representative capacity in a manner that aids the recipient in understanding the issues, options, and recommended courses of action

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):   Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be further evaluated by the Selecting Official based on the following KSAs considered essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

  • Ability to serve as a legal advisor and attorney for the Georgia National Guard responsible for the formulation of state legal policy and its execution; legal representation; legal initiatives; interpretation and litigation of U.S. and state constitutional law, civil law, criminal law, labor law, international law and treaty agreements; and a full spectrum of expert legal advice.
  • Ability to advise on the legal, factual and other impacting aspects of drafting, interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, taking orders, decision memorandums, opinions and other guiding documents, or lack thereof, instruments associated with emerging or highly conflicted and emotionally charged issues such as intelligence oversight related to Homeland Security, or advising on Federal and state Executive Orders for the use of Georgia National Guard troops on State Active Duty, Title 32 or Title 10 in response to domestic emergencies and natural disasters.
  • Ability to serve as the Georgia National Guard litigation point of contact.
  • Ability to represent the Georgia National Guard in all legal matters in state and Federal courts of original or appellate jurisdictions.
  • Ability to serve as an attorney-advisor providing acquisition and fiscal legal advice to the Georgia National Guard's USPFO (the Chief, National Guard's agent in Georgia) and other active duty military advisors.
  • Ability to act as the Adjutant General's representative in third-party proceedings under Federal labor-management and equal-employment opportunities statutes and regulatory provisions.
  • Ability to represent the Georgia National Guard as a trial attorney on assigned cases before investigators, administrative judges and arbitrators from various appellate bodies including, but not limited to, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Services Impasses Panel and Federal Courts.
  • Knowledge of controlling labor laws, regulations, labor arbitration, collective bargaining agreements and pertinent labor relations practices.
  • Ability to advise the convening authority, including the Adjutant General, on procedural and legal issues associated with Courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, adverse administrative separations and subsequent actions.
  • Skilled at reviewing collective bargaining agreement for legal sufficiency. 

Applicant must possess:

A. A law degree (LLB or J.D) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association AND
B. Bar Membership: Be an active member in good standing of the Georgia Bar or be eligible for "ADMISSION ON MOTION WITHOUT EXAMINATION" in accordance with the Supreme Court of Georgia Rules Governing Admission to the Practice of Law.

Other Requirements: Applicants must possess a Secret Security clearance.

National Guard Compatibility:  Once an applicant is selected and prior to being placed in the technician position, the selectee must be assigned to a compatible unit/position in the Georgia Army or Air National Guard as an Officer with the grade of O-2 or O-4 in MOS: 27A or 51JX. Rank inversion is strictly prohibited.

Wear of the Army uniform as prescribed by AR/AFR/NGB/GA NGR is required for incumbent of this position.  Acceptance of this position constitutes concurrence with this requirement as a condition of employment.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.

The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.

Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating.  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics).


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Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
 1. Your résumé;
 2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire; AND
 3. Your College transcript(s).

NOTE: Applicants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to use the USA JOBS Resume Builder to apply for this position. Do not submit an OF-612; it is obsolete and no longer accepted. If you choose to use your personal resume, ensure that your resume includes mandatory information as outlined in the Resume example guidance posted at'%20Format%2022Jun12.docx, "The Application Process." If the required information is not reflected, consideration will not be given in the qualification process.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, April 16, 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 assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, you may use the following link:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 868092. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


The following documents are required and must be received by Tuesday, April 16, 2013:

  1. Your résumé;
  2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire; AND
  3. Your College transcript(s).



Phone: (678)569-5715
Agency Information:
Georgia National Guard
Do Not Mail or Fax Applications Here
Follow How to Apply Instructions
Marietta, GA


Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia National Guard.  Good Luck!

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