About the Position: This position is located with the Commercial & Fiscal Law Branch of the Staff Judge Advocate Division on Fort Sam Houston, TX.Learn more about this agency
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Government.
- Serves as the principal legal adviser to the IMCOM Senior Contracting Executive (SCE) and the Acquisition Directorate (AD), Headquarters, Installation Management Command, under the general supervision of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA).
- Contributes to the formulation of acquisition and program strategy and structuring of source selection plans designed to affirm offers in major services acquisitions of the manner in which their proposals are to be evaluated by the Government.
- Supports the DA Procurement Integrity and Procurement Fraud programs within IMCOM.
- Reviews and provides legal advice on all matters involving the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA).
- Provides legal advice to the SCE and AD staff, on matters of DoD Standards of Conduct, federal ethics requirements, and the annual filing of individual financial disclosure forms by staffers required to file.
- Serves the SCE and AD staff in the exercise of independent judgment regarding federal fiscal and contracting funding issues, as well as the complex legal issues surrounding these subjects.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- This position is subject to a Temporary Duty or business travel requirement of 5% of the time.
- This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
- This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance for access for the duration of employment.
QualificationsWho May Apply: US Citizens
Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSA's:
- Demonstrated experience in providing acquisition legal advice to senior executive contracting officials.
- Knowledge and experience in the formulation of acquisition and program strategy and structuring of source selection plans related to major acquisitions by the Government.
- Ability to provide expert legal advice on contract formation, award, modification, termination and administration to internal and external clients.
- Experience in providing legal advice on all matters involving the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA).
- Skill in providing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests and furnishes principal legal advice to contracting officers and staff in preparation of legally sufficient responses and release (or withholding) of government procurement records.
- Provides expert opinion, advice, and guidance on a wide variety of ethical issues impacting federal employees, including conflicts of interest, gift acceptance, and relations with defense contractor personnel.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If currently employed as an attorney by the federal government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.
The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.
Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).
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 Puerto Rico.
Experience: Applicant 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. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.
Only degrees 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. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
- 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.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
- This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
- If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 56-Legal position.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction.htm for more information.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
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 and supporting documents) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.
The following documents are required:
- Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
- Official law school and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photostatic copies of document are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished if interviewed for the position within 10 days after candidate is contacted for an interview.
- Official Certificate of Good Standing and/or letter. An applicant MUST submit an official certificate and/or letter issued by a US State or Territory, The District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico attorney licensing authority that demonstrates that the applicant is an active member in good standing. The Certificate and/or letter MUST BE DATED BY THE ISSUING AUTHORITY NO MORE THAN THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED. COPIES OF BAR CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE REPLACEMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE AND/OR LETTER. Active status authorizes an attorney who is a member in good standing to immediately practice law before the highest court of the licensing authority. The certificate is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under any qualifying authority of the Army (including Army Civilian Attorneys and active duty Army Judge Advocates.) A Good Standing Certificate will be required to be submitted no later than two weeks after a candidate is contacted for an interview.
- A sworn (notarized) statement from you that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction; or, if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation that you may deem appropriate. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare (or certify, verify, or state under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date) (your signature). "the statement must be dated no more three months prior to the date the application is submitted. A fitness to practice statement will be required to be submitted no later than two weeks after a candidate is contacted for an interview.
- Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.
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 above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/21/2020 to receive consideration
- To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10747349).
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. 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.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
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Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
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.
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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.
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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/564683900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.