Department Of The Air Force Nellis Air Force Base , NV 89191
The primary purpose of this position is to to provide planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over nonsupervisory employees assigned to USAFWC/JA. To provide a wide range of military justice, general and administrative law service for the United States Air Force Warfare Center (USAFWC) and Nellis AFB.
Learn more about this agency
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of USAFWC/JA.
Ensures that the Military Justice Division, Acquisition Law Division, Labor Law Division, Environmental Law and the Civil Law Divisions comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.
Represents USAFWC/JA with a variety of installation and functional area organizations.
Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Civil Law Division, ensuring that the division complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs.
Communicates with higher headquarters and the General Counsel.
In the absence of the Staff Judge Advocate, or as delegated by the Staff Judge Advocate, communicates with or responds to inquiries emanating from higher headquarters (e.g.,) ACC/JA, AF/JA) and the General Counsel Office.
Reviews courts-martial cases and writes Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) pre-trial advice and post-trial SJA recommendations on courts-marital cases before action by the General or Special Courts-Martial Convening Authorities.
This is a Centrally Managed position in the Legal Career Field
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required
PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
Employee must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Employee must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth
Employee must adhere to the Air Force Rules of Professional Conduct
Employee may be required to work overtime
Employee may be required to travel for temporary duty away from home station.
Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here http://www.cpms.osd.mil/Content/Documents/PPP-Program%20S.pdf for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the follow documents:
Application or resume
Statement requesting MSP
Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: There is no Office of Personnel Management qualification standard for this series. The following qualifications are IAW AF Instruction 51-107, dtd 24 Oct 2011 and Department of Defense Directive 1442.2, certified current as of 12 Mar 2004.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: You 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). In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status.
Must possess a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school, and admission to and membership in good standing of the bar of any State, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in good standing. Required to disclose any currently pending allegations or previous findings of ethics, judicial, or other professional misconduct by any state bar or attorney disciplinary committee. Must have professional legal experience in excess of two years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed. (You MUST submit copies of official school transcripts and copy of certifications/memberships.)
Appointments will be made on the basis of merit and in accordance with veteran's preference entitlements and applicable rules and regulations of the office of Personnel Management. Subject to the requirement above, when more than one applicant for a particular attorney position meets the minimum requirements for appointments, the applicant who is best qualified on the bases of academic standing; relevant experience and achievement in the legal field will be selected. Other factors involving effectiveness to perform the functions of the position may also be considered. The duties to be performed are the critical factor in determining entrance level. The possession of a degree or high academic standing alone is not sufficient basis for appointment at a higher entrance level. 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) and admission to and membership in good standing of the bar of any the 50 States, the District of Columbia or U.S Territory. The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.
Bases of Rating: No written examination is required. Applicants will be rated on the content of the application, considering education, experiences and other professional qualifications. Final selection is a two part process comprised of (1) rating by the local civilian attorneycommittee (including results of the oral interview of some of the applicants) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/ or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of theoretical and practical knowledge of laws, regulations, precedents and procedures related to governmental-related litigation, federal employment and labor issues, federal acquisition law, general civil law matters, and governmental ethics.
2.Knowledge of safety and security regulations, practices, and procedures.
3.Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small to medium sized organization.
4.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
5.Able to effectively interpret and apply law and recommend change in legislation, policy, or regulations.
6.Able to implement top down direction for maximum legal effectiveness.
7.Professional knowledge, training, and experience in the specialized fields of labor, environmental, administrative, criminal, and contract law.
8.Possession of a law degree from and accredited law school and membership in good standing in a US bar.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.