About the Position:
The position serves as a General Attorney under the Civil Law Division. As Attorney-Adviser in the Legal Assistance
Division, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate with support to the US Army Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence, providing advice and counsel to both military and civilian personnel.
Serves as an attorney adviser, consultant, and legal expert to the installation and commanders in the areas of contract law, fiscal law, environmental law, labor and employment issues, and the entire scope of installation operations.
Addresses difficult legal policy questions where frequently there is an absence of clearly applicable precedents.
Provides professional legal advice and assistance on contract and procurement matters which includes actions such as counseling on fiscal law legal issues, examining invitations for bids and request for proposals.
Review and draft contracts and requirements specifications, contract negotiations, contract administration, contract modifications, and providing counsel on disputes arising from contract performance.
Assists and provides support to trial attorney in the representation of disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract appeals, the General Services Board of Contract appeals, the Court of Claim, and the Government Accountability Office.
Serves as the environmental law specialist and command advisor on all environmental law issues.
Maintains current working knowledge of federal and state environmental statutes and regulations to include NEPA, RCA, CERCLA, clean Air and Clean Water Acts, Toxic Substance Control Act, and appropriate OSHA regulations.
Serves as Labor and Civilian Personnel Law advisor for Fort Lee, and tenant activities, providing legal advice, both oral and written, on civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law, and all labor relations matters.
Represents the Command in administrative hearings before mediators, arbitrators, investigators, and Administrative Judges from various agencies.
Assists the U.S. Attorney's Office in litigating civilian personnel/labor relations/EEO civil actions in U.S. District Court and Federal appellate courts. -
Serves as legal adviser and consultant in all administrative law; to include law related to medical treatment facilities on military installations.
Serves as a Command Ethics Counselor.
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Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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 .
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. KSAs:
1.Knowledge of statutes, regulations and law related to the practice of Civil Law on a military installation, including Labor/Employment Law and Contract/Fiscal Law, as well as General Administrative Law (Environmental Law, Ethics/Standards of Conduct, Administrative Investigations and law related to medical treatment facilities on military installations).
2.Ability to research legal issues, analyze and interpret statutes, regulations, precedent, procedures and policies.
3.Ability in providing legal advice on a variety of legal issues, to include the ability to prepare legal opinions that are concise, well-reasoned, legally sound and consistent with relevant precedent.
4.Skill in oral and written communication.
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 Army considers veteran's preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants
eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (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. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required
supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government you must have completed one year of time-ingrade
at the next lower grade level or equivalent within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or
higher grade as the position being filled.
The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education.
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:
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.
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 information sheet.
This is a Career Program (CP) 56 position.
You may claim military spouse preference.
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. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's .
When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
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 .
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your rsum and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your rsum and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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 .
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.
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 will not receive consideration for this position.
For additional information see: . 2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See:
This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: 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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
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.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
U.S. Army Training And Doctrine Command