SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISOR

USAJOBS
Posted Feb 07
Full Time
Pentagon City, Virginia

Duties

  • You will serve as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor and Deputy Division Director, who directly supports the Director and acts on behalf of the Director in his absence.
  • You will be directly responsible for the overall planning, supervision, management, training, mentoring and quality of work of the Division and the assigned civilians, active duty, and Reserve personnel.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that all projects and tasking are completed in a timely, thorough manner, that recurring reports are similarly completed, and that primary and collateral duties are properly carried out.
  • You will ensure the ethical and accurate performance of Division personnel in handling matters such as opinions, correspondence, and policies pertaining to legally and factually complex topics and the review of draft statutes and regulations.
  • You will work in areas that include military personnel law; ethics and standards of conduct; FOIA and Privacy Act issues; disability law; Federal Register Program; military rights and benefits and military affairs and command authorities.
  • You will provide review, guidance, and direction to ensure the highest quality and most professional correspondence, opinions, and other written products produced by the Division's attorneys and staff.
  • You will author or review draft opinions, action memorandums, and similar correspondence intended for Navy and Department of Defense (DoD) leadership, and other Services and agencies within the Federal Government.
  • You will represent OJAG at established and ad hoc meetings, working groups, and committees, crossing Service lines, DoD and other non-DoD agencies.
  • You will serve as a highly experienced, senior legal consultant advising the Judge Advocate General of the Navy (JAG), Deputy JAG , Secretary of the Navy staff, and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff with regard to administrative law.
  • You will serve as a highly experienced, senior legal consultant advising Navy Commands and officials of other DoD entities with regard to administrative law.
  • You will work closely with attorney and non-attorney policy and legal advisors to the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Chief of Naval Personnel, including judge advocates, DON civilians, and the Office of General Counsel.
  • You will supervise active duty military attorneys, civilian attorneys and civilian support staff, encompassing all aspects of management.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring recurring reports are similarly completed, and that primary and collateral duties are properly carried out.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code (USC) section 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain eligibility for al Top Secret level security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or fail the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must possess a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • You must be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State or a Territory within the United States or the District of Columbia
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • You may be required to perform occasional travel

Qualifications

Your application must show that you meet the following:

  • You possess a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school and are a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State or a Territory within the United States or the District of Columbia.
  • You have demonstrated exceptional proficiency in advising senior leaders on practice areas, such as personnel law, military personnel law, ethics, standards of conduct, professional responsibility, fiscal law, legislation and regulation reviews, disability law, administration of the Federal Register, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, claims for redress, military affairs, and/or homeland security.
  • You have demonstrated experience exercising supervisory authorities and responsibilities
  • You have experience overseeing fiscal responsibilities
  • You must submit a writing sample of three pages or less. The writing sample may be an excerpt of a longer document but shall not exceed three pages in actual length and should illustrate your ability to draft legal memorandums or advocate legal principles.
  • You must submit a Certificate of Good Standing issued within the past 3 months showing the applicant is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State of the United States or a Territory of the United States or sufficient proof that the same has been requested with the appropriate licensing authority.

Upon Selection The Following Documents Will Be Requested

An official transcript of your law school record together with an official statement of your relative standing in your class. However, if you have been a member of the bar for 5 years or more, the transcript requirement may be waived.

An official statement that your fitness to practice law or your conduct as an attorney have never been challenged. If either your fitness or conduct has been challenged, an official statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation that you may wish to submit.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0900/general-attorney-series-0905/

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

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 (https://www.ed.gov/). 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.

Education Substitution - If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/%20-%20url=General-Policies

Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional Information

You will serve as a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor at the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OJAG), Naval Civil Law Support Activity, Administrative Law Division (Code 13). The Administrative Law Division is responsible for providing advice and support to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and other senior military and civilian leaders within the DON. Areas of practice include military personnel law; government ethics and standards of conduct; professional responsibility; fiscal law; legislation and regulations review; disability law, administration of the Federal Register Program; Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act; military rights and benefits including claims for redress; and military affairs and command authorities. The duty location is the Pentagon, Arlington, VA.

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

OJAG/NLSC Guiding Principles

  • Embody a Warfighting Spirit
  • Lead with Character and Integrity
  • Embrace Accountability
  • Promote a Culture of Learning
  • Encourage Innovation

Full text is available at: https://www.jag.navy.mil/about.htm

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC section 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

This position is eligible for ad-hoc/situational telework at the discretion of management.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.