General Attorney

US Government, Department of the Army

About the Position: This position is located with the Tobyhanna Army Depot, Command and Staff Legal Office at Tobyhanna, PA. If you are currently serving in a permanent, competitive service appointment in the Federal service, and are selected for this position, the appointment will remove you from the competitive service while you occupy this position.

 

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Job Grade: 12
Total Openings: 1

Duties:

Serves as principle Contracts Attorney, Procurement Fraud Advisor, and Fiscal Law Attorney.

Participates as legal adviser and consultant in all aspects of acquisition planning.

Renders legal advice, assistance, and support on matters involving unique/novel questions of law, complex legal or factual issues, large sums of money, vigorously contested by extremely capable opposing legal talent, or unusual delicacy.

Serves as secondary labor advisor for matters of civilian personnel law including adverse actions and appeals, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, workers compensation, grievances and arbitration.

Investigates and obtains facts of the case, presents witnesses as necessary to prove facts, and prepares memorandum, pre-hearing submissions, answers to complaints, motions, and briefs.

Provides advice to the command on varied installation administrative law issues such as private organizations, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and myriad of other general administrative questions.

Qualifications:

Who May Apply: Current and former Federal employees and 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: Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues. Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance. Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs. Qualification Requirements: The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration: 1) Education: Assignments require the first professional law degree (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctorate (J.D.)). Applicants for initial appointment into attorney positions must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation. The Army General Counsel may make an exception upon a showing that a candidate possesses superior qualifications and that no well-qualified candidates from accredited law schools are available. 2) Bar Membership: Applicants must be active members in good standing (as defined by the pertinent bar) of the bar of a State, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 3) Professional Legal Experience GS-12: Applicants must possess 2 years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. The Attorney Qualifying Authority may grant an exception to this requirement when an applicant possess special qualifications. GS-13: Applicants must possess 2 years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. The Attorney Qualifying Authority may grant an exception to this requirement when an applicant possess special qualifications. 4) Time in Grade (current Federal employees): Candidates selected for advancement will normally have completed at least one year of service that is one grade lower than the position to be filled. The selecting official may request a waiver of the one year requirement in cases where hardship or inequity exists. NOTICE OF VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the 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. The SF 15 will identify the supporting documentation required along with the list of the types of 10-point preference. The SF 15 is available from the OPM at https://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/sf/.

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