ATTORNEY ADVISER (GENERAL)
About the Position: PEO EIS Mission Statement: Rapidly deliver innovative and cost-effective IT systems and services for the Total Force, to globally connect the Army and provide a decisive information advantage to every Soldier"
This is an Excepted Service position and does not confer competitive service.
Serves as a Senior General Law Attorney providing comprehensive legal support to the Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), and subordinate acquisition program offices, on a wide range of legal issues including Government ethics and standards of conduct; Federal fiscal and appropriations law; general administrative law including investigations and inquiries concerning military and civilian personnel, and civilian personnel law; Government information practices; and legal aspects of acquisition program management of information technology systems including contract law and data rights. Incumbent works under the general technical supervision of the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Chief Counsel; and under the direct supervision of the senior attorney at Headquarters, PEO EIS, yet exercises independent judgment and responsibility for assigned workload.
This is a DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (Acq Demo) position. Under the streamlined personnel operations, the familiar 15 General Schedule pay grade structure is replaced with a broad band pay schedule. This position is covered by the NH-04 pay band with a salary range of $117,191 - $166,500. Therefore, the control point for this position will be set no higher than $152,352.
- Serve as a Senior General Law Attorney supporting the Army Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) and subordinate acquisition program offices. PEO EIS is responsible to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) for developing, acquiring, integrating, and deploying information technology (IT) systems that support Army and Department of Defense wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, training, and procurement operations.
- Incumbent will advise on a wide range of legal issues including Government ethics and standards of conduct including serving as an Ethics Counselor; Federal fiscal and appropriations law; general administrative law including investigations and inquiries concerning military and civilian personnel, and civilian personnel law; Government information practices including Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act; and legal aspects of acquisition program management of information technology systems including contract law and data rights.
- Identifies, conducts research, and independently resolves complex legal issues, sometimes in the absence of clear-cut precedents or authorities.
- Advises concerning legal implications present in current and long-range mission plans and programs related to the PEO EIS mission.
- Formulates broad legal policy for PEO EIS mission accomplishment, and develops legal policy guidance on programs, operating guidelines and approaches.
- Represents PEO at meetings with others outside of the PEO on PEO legal matters.
Occasional travel - This position requires 15% job related travel.
Conditions of Employment
- Position requires a secret clearence
- This position requires 15% job-related travel
- Financial disclosure required
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.·
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- Education: An 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 (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: An 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.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Demonstrated Knowledge and Capability in the areas of Federal Government Ethics and Standards of Conduct.
- Demonstrated Knowledge and Capability in the area of Federal Government Fiscal and Appropriations Law.
- Skill in Legal Writing and Analysis, as Evidenced by required writing sample.
- Demonstrated Knowledge and Capability in the areas of Federal Administrative Law.
- Demonstrated Knowledge and Capability in the area of Federal Contracts and Acquisition Law.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.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.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- 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.
- Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
- 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.
- Fitness to Practice Statement - The statement must be dated within three months of the date of the application is submitted. The statement must be separate from optional cover letter.
- This is a Career Program (CP) 56 Position.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
- 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.
- Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
1. Your resume:
- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
- 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 may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
- Official Law School Transcripts - Photocopies of transcripts may be submitted with application. Official transcripts must be furnished within 30 days of request. Applicant must also provide official statement of class standing if not reflected on law school transcripts.
- Good Standing Certificate - An applicant MUST submit an official certificate and/or letter issued by a United States 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 OF 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. This 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). Photocopy is acceptable when applying but official certificate must be furnished within 30 days of request.
- Fitness to Practice Statement - 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 than three months prior to the date the application is submitted. See other "Other Information".
- Writing samples are not required to be submitted with the application package but may be required by the agency later.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified." See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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 10/04/2019 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/10590358).
- 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.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.