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- Provide legal services related to DLA Troop Support's acquisition mission to the Commander
- Requires professional competence in providing legal and policy advice in one or more assigned areas including: Government Contracts and Fiscal Law, Contract Litigation and Appeals, Civilian Personnel...,
- ....Fraud, Operation and Administration of the Center, Ethics Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Administrative Corporate Procedures and Policy, or others as applicable
- Provides legal advice to management and operating officials to ensure actions taken are in accordance with governing laws, regulations and policies, and to prevent the development of litigation and other legal problems.
- Responsible to develop and analyze facts for conventional types of legal cases or problems which can typically be resolved using recognized legal techniques and applying historical and current knowledge.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- This is an Excepted Service position.
- Tour of Duty: Full Time, Set Schedule
- Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt for GS-11
- Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
- Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
- Bargaining Unit Status: No
- Financial Disclosure: Required
- Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
- Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
- Emergency Essential: No
- Re-Employed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
- For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf (http://www.hr.dla.mil/down- loads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf)
QualificationsThe position will be filled at the GS-11 level.
1) The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); If selected, you will be required to provide transcripts to verify possession of the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.).
2) Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a "certificate of good standing" issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a "certificate of good standing" issued by their respective bar showing they are in good standing and in active status prior to appointment;
3) One year of professional legal experience or second professional law degree (Master of Laws (L.L.M.) provided it required one full academic year of graduate study; and
4) Superior law school achievements, law school academic excellence, significant law school activities, or significant achievements at the law school's official reviews or journals.
In accordance with DoD 1442.2 (Personnel Actions Involving Civilian Attorneys). Promotion for this position is based on the individual's time, performance, and mastery of skills at the required grade level and only with approval of the designated official (DLA General Counsel) in accordance with the applicable regulation. This Journeyman position has the potential for promotion to a GS-12 after one year of satisfactory performance at the GS-11 level, demonstrated ability to accomplish the assignments at the GS-12 level, and approval of the promotion by the DLA General Counsel. After promotion to the GS-12 level and one year of satisfactory performance at this level, demonstrated ability to accomplish assignments at the GS-13 level and approval by the DLA General Counsel the journeyman attorney can be promoted to the top journeyman grade of GS-13.
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. 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 Desired Skills and Experience - Selection Factors for this position are as follows:
- Knowledge and experience with Government Contracts and Fiscal Law, and/or;
- Knowledge and experience with Contract Litigation and Appeals, and/or;
- Knowledge and experience with Civilian Personnel. Based on federal civilian personnel law, provides legal advice and representation on adverse actions, EEO actions, grievances, arbitration, unfair labor practices, union contract negotiations, and other labor employee relation matters, and/or;
- Knowledge and experience with Fraud. Based on the statutes, regulations, the agency procedures applicable to the DLA mission and DLA Fraud Program, provides legal advice and services in the detection, reporting, investigating, litigation and elimination of contract fraud and the conditions which are conductive to fostering these practices, and/or;
- Knowledge and experience with Government Ethics Programs, and/or;
- Knowledge and experience with Alternative Disputes Resolution. Serves as a resource and legal advisor on a wide variety of disputed or contested personnel, contract and management issues referred for non-litigation resolution.
All qualified and eligible candidates will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, or other non-merit factors.
Security Clearance: This position is designated Non-Critical Sensitive. If selected, you must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. If you are unable to obtain this level of security clearance (as a result of undisclosed or disclosed background issues), within a reasonable period of time (as defined by the agency), the employment offer may be withdrawn. In addition, incumbent is subject to periodic re-investigation to maintain security eligibility in accordance with DOD 5200.2-R.
Education may not be used as a substitution for qualifications for this position.
Excepted Service Position: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Veterans Information: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) 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).
As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Selection(s) will be based on the judgment of the selecting official as to which applicant is best qualified to perform the duties of the position.
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated based on the application package submitted. An oral interview may be conducted with some, none, or all candidates, depending upon the relative qualifications of the applicants.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:
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
Applications must be submitted ON-LINE via USAJobs by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of the announcement.
Only complete application packages will be considered. APPLICATIONS THAT FAIL TO SUBMIT ITEMS 1 AND 2 BELOW WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ITEMS 3 AND 4 MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE SELECTION. ITEMS 5, 6, 7, AND 8 MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION IF APPLICABLE.
At a minimum, applicants MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
1. A general description of all past employment relevant to the practice of law, including dates of employment and supervisor name(s) and telephone number(s) [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION]
2. A short writing sample (no more than 10 pages doubled-spaced). [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION]
3. Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a "certificate of good standing" issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. If there is no date on the screen shot, you must provide a statement signed by you on the date that the screen shot was created. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a "certificate of good standing" issued by their respective bar showing they are in good standing and in active status prior to appointment. [MUST BE SUBMITTED before Selection]
4. A statement signed by you as to whether or not you have ever been found by a tribunal to have committed any crime or other act reflecting upon your suitability to practice law. [MUST BE SUBMITTED before Selection]
5. A copy of your law school transcript if you have been licensed to practice law less than 10 years. [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION if applicable] If selected, you will be required to provide transcripts to verify possession of the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.).
6. If applicable, a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION if applicable]
7. If applicable, supporting documentation for veteran's preference. [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION if applicable]
8. If applicable, supporting documentation for military spouse preference. [MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION if applicable]
Applications will NOT be accepted or considered if sent by mail or facsimile. Only on-line applications will be considered.
Mr. Antjuan Mills
Supervisory Paralegal Specialist
Agency contact information
AddressDLA General Counsel
8725 John J Kingman Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Once your complete application is received, the most highly qualified candidates will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
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- 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.
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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.
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