About the Position: This position is with the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, KY. Home of Eastern Kentucky University and is 20 miles south of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World and regional center to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We are also located 90 miles from Louisville, KY, home of the Kentucky Derby and 70 miles from Cincinnati OH. Another close attraction is Lake Cumberland, the unofficial "Houseboat Capital of the World", which is located 70 miles away in Somerset, KY.
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Severs as the Depot Legal Officer and handles legal and factual problems with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment for the Depot and its tenant activities.
Advises and assists in the negotiation and preparation of contracts, contract clauses, and other legal documents.
Advises the Commander and key personnel on questions of substantive and procedural law and regulations, as well as administrative policy affecting operations.
Answers questions on regulatory, administrative, criminal, and civil law, including questions pertaining to interpretations of federal and state court decisions, federal and state regulatory agency decisions, and Comptroller General decisions.
Serves as an Army Labor Counselor, advising the Activity Commander, the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, and other management officials on legal issues and aspects of disputes between employees and/or employee union organizations and management.
Serves as an Ethics Advisor and provides training, opinions, and review of documents related to Office of Government Ethics and Army law and regulations.
Provides advice regarding personnel/employment and EEO issues and represents the agency in litigation over these matters.
Renders decisions based on legal theory and analysis when no legal precedents exist.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 15% of the time for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 15% of the time.
This position requires a SECRET security clearance.
This position requires participation in the Chemical Accident/Incident Response and Assistance (CAIRA) situations and serve on teams dedicated to mitigating CAIRA situations
This position requires incumbent to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
The incumbent 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.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education AND experience requirements described below. 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 minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:
For a GS-13, the applicant must be a member 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 and 2 or more years of legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
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).
Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the Top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as LLM may substitute one year of the required professional legal experience.
Bar Membership: The applicant must be a member 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. A Fitness to Practice statement and a Letter of Good Standing from your State bar is required to be part of your application. Both documents must have dates that are within 90 days of this announcement open date.
Experience required: Applicant must have two 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 one year of the required professional legal experience. The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.
Successful completion of a full course of study in school or law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD). You must provide transcripts.Only degrees from accredited American Bar Association (ABA) Law Schools are acceptable to meet the education requirement. Click here for a listing of ABA Law Schools. www.americanbar.org
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