This position may be filled at the GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 level. The full performance level is GS-13. To qualify, all levels require the following minimum qualification requirements:
1) The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.);
2) Active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia; AND
3) In addition to 1 and 2 (listed above), each grade level has the following qualifications requirement:
At the GS-11 level, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
a. One year of professional legal experience.
b. The second professional law degree (Master of Laws (LL.M.)) provided it required 1 full academic year of graduate study.
c. Superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by:
· Academic standing in the upper third of the attorney's law school graduating class,
· Work/achievement of significance on one of the attorney's law school's official law
reviews or journals, or
· Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school (e.g., membership in
the Order of the Coif, winning of a moot court competition, or membership on the moot court team
that represents the attorney's law school in competition with other law schools).
d. Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation.
e. Significant summer law office clerk experience, or
f. Other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement.
At the GS-12 level, one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
a. Two years of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level.
b. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus 1 year of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level.
c. In unusual cases, advanced educational attainments substantially beyond those required for work at the GS-11 or equivalent level, and the education clearly indicates ability to perform work of the type to be assigned.
At the GS-13 level, must have professional legal experience in excess of 2 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of this position.
In accordance with DODI 1442.2 (Personnel Actions involving Civilian Attorneys), Promotion for this position is based on the individuals time, performance and mastery of skills at the required grade and only with approval of the designated official (DLA General Counsel) in accordance with the applicable regulation.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section of this announcement. The QUALITY of experience relates to how closely or to what extent your experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your resume must show you have the competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level. Salary will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement based on the complexity of work to be performed, the selectee's experience, education, training, and availability of funds.
The principal selection factors for this position are as follows:
a. Analytical/legal ability (including issue identification, legal research, analysis of options, risk
analysis, creative problem-solving).
b. Oral and written communication skills.
c. Interpersonal skills and client relationships, and the ability to interact well with senior officials on controversial and sensitive issues.
All qualified and eligible candidates will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, or other non-merit factors.