In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience
requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your
relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts
will be required as part of your application. Additional information
about transcripts is in this document.
Qualifications required: To qualify based on your work
experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience
which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is
Applicants 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.
from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class, or an
advanced law degree such as a LLM, may substitute for one year of the
required professional legal experience.
Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
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). Only a degree from an
accredited college or university recognized by the Department of
Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements, or to
substitute education for experience.
Bar Membership: An 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
federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required
experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the
qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of
education for experience is permitted.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- 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 will be required to proof of U.S. Citizenship
- Application and supporting documents must be postmarked by the closing date of the vacancy.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED
Your application package
(resume, OF-612 or SF-171 and supporting documents) will be reviewed to
verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification
requirements. If qualified, your application package will be evaluated
as to whether and how your experience, knowledge, skills, training
and/or education clearly reflect that you possess the following required
knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the
duties of this position:
experience, and ability to effectively advise in the following areas of
federal laws and practices: a) military, civil works and support for
others programs, including civil works project authorities, project
formulation, appropriations, fiscal law, project cost sharing
agreements, and development and use of hydropower and water supply; b)
real estate acquisition, management and disposal; c) contracting for
services, supplies, and construction, contract procurement and protests,
procurement fraud, contract administration, and contract dispute
resolution, claims and appeals; and d) dispute resolution and
- Knowledge, experience, and ability to effectively
advise in the following areas of federal laws and practices: a) ethics,
conflicts of interest, and standards of conduct; b) Equal Employment
Opportunity, personnel and employment and labor management relations; c)
administrative law including Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act,
and non-contractual claims (tort, admiralty, affirmative),
constitutional law, personal liability, and Native American law; and d)
environmental and regulatory law and procedures relating to
environmental protection of natural resources, including Clean Water
Act, Natural Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental
laws related to the management and remediation of hazardous, toxic and
radioactive materials and waste.
- Ability to quickly balance competing goals, and to organize and work effectively to meet established deadlines and priorities.
to communicate clearly and persuasively, both orally and in writing,
with diverse clients and constituencies on varied and complex topics.
- Ability to form and maintain cooperative working relationships.
in a fast paced environment, to quickly analyze problems, propose
reasonable courses of action, identify client objections, and formulate
well-reasoned advice which is responsive to client needs.
- Ability to effectively assist in leading and managing the Legal Services Program of the Mississippi Valley Division, including the ability to effectively function as a senior counselor and advisor to the Commander, to work effectively with other military and senior management officials within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with other governmental entities, and with private parties; to effectively deal with agency jurisdictional issues; and, in the absence of the MVD Division Counsel, to effectively plan, direct, and organize the work of the office.
- Ability to develop and utilize innovative approaches in solving problems and issues.