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This is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position. The incumbent is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) program.
The US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is seeking an experienced attorney to fill a position in its Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Belvoir, VA. The vacancy involves the following area of legal practice: Intelligence and National Security Law. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas: Intelligence and National Security Law and policy.
This is a Tier 1 position. Salary for Tier 1 positions in Army is normally between $165,842.00 and $174,500.00. Pay is set based on consideration of selectee's current salary and other factors.
Serves as the Special Assistant to the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), on all intelligence law related matters, activities, and issues. In accordance with the broad guidance and oversight of the INSCOM SJA, provides the INSCOM Commanding General, his staff, and subordinate Major Subordinate Commands (MSCs) with expertise and specialized legal advice in order to enhance the command's ability to accomplish its intelligence and counterintelligence missions. Incumbent is responsible for identifying and evaluating the command's current, pending, and emerging intelligence and counterintelligence issues, trends, and capabilities and analyzing existing and draft authorities to determine if they adequately address the command's requirements or adversely impact the command's missions. Incumbent identifies potential conflicts or shortcomings in existing and proposed authorities and drafts recommended legislation, regulations, or policy guidance in order to enhance the command's capabilities. Incumbent routinely establishes necessary liaison and coordination with the Office of The Judge Advocate General (OTJAG), the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2), appropriate INSCOM staff elements and commands, and representatives of other Intelligence Agencies in order to effectively represent INSCOM's interests. Enhances INSCOM's long-term intelligence capabilities by promoting consistent application of legal authorities to intelligence activities.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
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- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
- You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret clearance
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Political Recommendations: The Army is barred by 5 USC 3303 from accepting or considering political recommendations regarding appointment or any other personnel action; any violation of the bar on recommendations is a prohibited personnel action. The Army is obligated to take appropriate adverse action against employees who solicit, or Army officials who consider prohibited political recommendations.
QualificationsApplicants must address the following Mandatory Technical Qualification factor in separate written statement. Failure to meet or address the mandatory Technical Qualification and the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualification Standard automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration:
MANDATORY JOB-RELATED RATING FACTORS:
Technical Qualification - Mandatory: Comprehensive understanding of the legal authorities which govern the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), including the legislation, executive orders, directives, regulatory authorities and policies that govern intelligence and counterterrorism operations both inside and outside of the continental United States. Comprehensive understanding of missions and functions of various elements of the Intelligence community including service Intelligence organizations, Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Director National Intelligence (ODNI), Federal Intelligence agencies and other U.S. government organizations. Experience at the national, tactical and operational levels to demonstrate an ability to efficiently and effectively work with these organizations. Ability to effectively communicate, to cultivate and maintain working
relationships and to explain, brief, advocate, and negotiate with individuals and groups to resolve complex and opposing interests.
Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ Standard involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency).
(1) Collaboration and Integration: IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decisions; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.
Candidates assessed against this competency must:
a. Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.
b. Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.
(2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.
Candidates assesses against this competency must:
a. Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.
b. Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.
(3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values.
Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:
a. A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.
b. The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.
c. Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.
d. Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.
e. Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.
Applicants must address each of the above Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQ) factor(s) in separate written statements and the IC SOCQs. Failure to meet or address them automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration.
Documents related to credentialing as a lawyer (MANDATORY SUBMISSIONS):
All applicants must provide:
a. Sworn statement stating the applicant is a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, together with a sworn statement by the candidate that his or her fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney have never been challenged in any jurisdiction, OR, if either has been challenged, a sworn statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation the applicant may deem appropriate. As an alternative to sworn statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare [or certify, verify, or state] under penalty or perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct -- Executed on [Date]. [Signature of Applicant]" (28. U.S.C. 1746). Before entering duty, an official certificate of good standing, dated within three (3) months of entry on duty must be furnished.
b. Law School Transcripts. A photographic copy is acceptable when applying, but certified official transcripts and an official statement of relative standing in class must be furnished before entering on duty.
Management desires that applicants have at least five (5) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, practicing law at a major command (MACOM) or higher level (or equivalent level in the civilian sector) as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or possess an LL.M in the desired area of practice with three (3) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
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 (LL.B or JD).
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document or do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
Moving Expenses: Permanent Change of Station costs may be authorized. Department of Defense National Relocation Program services will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with applicable regulations.
Drug Testing: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent must successfully pass a urinalysis test before entering this position and reasonably thereafter. Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to sign a Condition of Employment form prior to entry into this DISL position.
Security Clearance: In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
Financial Disclosure: The individual selected will be required to file a 'Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
Probationary Period: You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the DISL.
Veteran's Preference: Veteran's Preference will apply to candidates New to Federal Service. Statements If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
Adverse Information Screening:Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
Travel and Mobility: Incumbent must be available to travel (both stateside and overseas) related to the duties of this position. An essential element of the DISL is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army DISL position may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The incumbent may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement prior to entry into this DISL position.
E-verify: Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system.
False Statement: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be rated and ranked by a Rating Panel using information submitted on the job-related factors essential for successful performance in this position.
Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.
Background checks and security clearance
1. Resume (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume must contain:
- Vacancy Announcement number
- Full name, email, mailing address, day and evening telephone numbers.
- Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges/universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
- Information about paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
- Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
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). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. Technical Qualification (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): A narrative statement specifically addressing a mandatory technical qualification. TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Total MTQ write-up should not exceed 2 pages using 12pt, Arial or Times NewRoman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQ:
MTQ: Comprehensive understanding of the legal authorities which govern the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), including the legislation, executive orders, directives, regulatory authorities and policies that govern intelligence and counterterrorism operations both inside and outside of the continental United States. Comprehensive understanding of missions and functions of various elements of the Intelligence community including service Intelligence organizations, Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Director National Intelligence (ODNI), Federal Intelligence agencies and other U.S. government organizations. Experience at the national, tactical and operational levels to demonstrate an ability to efficiently and effectively work with these organizations. Ability to effectively communicate, to cultivate and maintain working relationships and to explain, brief, advocate, and negotiate with individuals and groups to resolve complex and opposing interests.
3. IC SOCQ (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): A narrative statement specifically addressing each IC SOCQ. Statement should not exceed one page per competency.
4. Performance Assessment: (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): Submit ONE of the following: A letter of recommendation within last 3 years that assesses your performance; *or* your most recent signed performance appraisal. (Please do not submit any prior appraisals.)
5. Documents related to credentialing as a lawyer (MANDATORY SUBMISSIONS) as stated above in the Qualifications Section.
6. "Declaration for Federal Employment" (OF-306), located: http://www.opm.gov/forms/optional-forms/
7. Background Survey Questionnaire, (OPTIONAL SUBMISSION): Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046) located: http://www.archives.gov/careers/jobs/forms/omb-3046-0046.pdf The information from this survey is used to help insure that agency personnel practices meet the requirements of Federal law. This information is provided pursuant to Public Law 93-579 (Privacy Act of 1974), December 31, 1974, for individuals completing Federal records and forms that solicit personal information.
8. If you are a current or former employee in the Federal government, you must submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade and salary level and/or reinstatement eligibility.
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents may contain personal information. Sanitize documents before you submit your application.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/29/2018to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10224290. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
The Department of 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. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e. Resume, ICs, MTQ, Occupational Questionnaire, and other qualifications as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for the position.
Agency contact information
AddressEN-APF-W00YAA USA INTELLIGENCE & SECURITY COMMAND
DO NOT MAIL
Washington, DC 20301
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501104100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.