THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This position is for an Attorney Advisor (General), Position Description Number D2436000 located at GAARNG-JFHQ, Marietta, Ga.
This is a full-time, Excepted Permanent, dual status position which requires Georgia Army National Guard Membership.
Area of Consideration: Opened to current members of the Georgia Army National Guard.
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As an Attorney Advisor (General), GS-0905-14, you will:
Furnish legal advice and services on all matters arising from, or pertaining to, activities of the state National Guard and state militia.
Assure that both Adjutant General, head of the state military department and staff elements receive the best possible legal advice and recommendations for actions.
Provide options, alternative courses of action, and recommendations in the resolution of problems or the accomplishment of desired results.
Manage preventive law, which requires foreseeing potential issues, taking proactive action to deflect, and resolving the concern.
Manage Department of Defense (DoD), service, NGB, state policies and operations, and local policies in order to recognize potential issues and problems before they arise, and to provide meaningful input into appropriate resolutions.
Maintain the capability and knowledge of all aspects of the law and regulations which affect the operations of the state national guard, state militia, and their personnel.
Exercise oversight over the day-to-day legal operations within the state National Guard and state militia.
Review state National Guard operations, and takes necessary action where required, to assure competent functioning.
Assure that policy guidance from DoD, NGB, service departments, and state decisions on legal and policy concerns are understood and carried out as intended.
Oversee, drafts, and reviews all federal contracts from RFP to post-award for legal sufficiency prior to submission to US Property and Fiscal Officer (USPFO).
Assure that contractual documents are prepared in a legally acceptable manner, considering laws and regulations.
Act as state National Guard settlement authority for claims, and contract disputes for budgets that may routinely exceed a billion dollars.
Advise contracting officers on contract terminations and bid protests.
Serve as the state National Guard claims officer.
Provide staff oversight and legal advice on all non-contractual claims arising from operations of the state National Guard.
Assure that cases resulting from accidents or injuries dealing with basic tort law are handled in a legal and professional manner.
Review cases arising under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Maritime Law, state law or government operations to assure the proper legal rules and case laws are followed.
Recommend settlement where the state National Guard has settlement and denial authority on a routine and regular basis that exceeds $100,000.
Advise on the legal responsibilities of state National Guard employees and National Guard military personnel concerning Financial Liability Investigations of Property Loss.
Furnish legal advice regarding the application of restrictions and limitations contained in authorization and appropriation acts, and related legislation as they affect the state NG.
Advise on legal aspects of all federal and state legislative matters affecting the state NG and provides upon request, information for federal and state legislative committees, hearings, and investigations.
Furnish legal advice and assistance on all legal matters involving the acquisition, management, or disposal of real estate interests within the state NG.
Advise and report on requests for release of state NG information, records, and appearance of personnel in litigation involving state NG as an interested party, or when required by the court to provide documents or testimony.
Respond to Touhy requests in the event of disputes or problems, make decisions as to release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act, or to recommend denial to higher authority.
Determine issues involving the Privacy Act similarly.
Furnish legal advice on matters relating to the state National Guard contract labor relations program.
Provide staff oversight and legal advice on all litigation matters affecting the state National Guard, and provides liaison with DoD, services, and NGB. Responsible for all litigation affecting the state National Guard.
Monitor and provide guidance with respect to responsibilities of the state NG in environmental matters, to include the following: CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, FIFRA, TSCA, NEPA, NHPA, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Wilderness Act, and other federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting Army or Air Guard activities or their real property interests.
Handle regulatory Notices of Violations for environmental violations and assisting the State's attorney General with environmental litigation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED
This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
The employee must obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
This position requires the employee to frequently travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
The employee may be required to work overtime.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
The employee is required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
The employee may be recalled to duty.
This position requires employee to occasionally work under adverse environmental conditions.
Incumbent must be an active member of the bar in good standing in any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Each applicant must fully substantiate (in her/his own words) that they meet the requirements of the specialized experience listed below; otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this vacancy. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION. IF YOU DO THIS YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THE VACANCY. Please ensure that you have included beginning and ending dates (month and year) for all jobs listed on your resume.
Military Grades: O5 - O6
Compatible Military Assignments:
General Experience: Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade.
Specialized Experience: Must have at least 12 months work experiences as a professional Attorney Advisor. Knowledgeable of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard mission requirements. Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on United States Code Title 32 709, National Guard Program. Able to recognize and identify complex constitutional, state-federal, and military-civilian jurisdictional issues frequently associated with the organization and administration of the Title 32 National Guard, and articulate them in the appropriate forum or context. Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on 10 United States Code, and the state equivalent to the federal Uniform Code of Military Justice. Experienced in conducting legal research in connection with cases pending administrative hearings, trials before courts of original jurisdiction, or arguments in appellate courts. Experienced in addressing legal questions referred by administrative officials of the employing agency, such as questions concerning the interpretation and application of statutes, rules, and regulations as they pertain to contracts, claims, or other legal instruments involving private business, state, local, national, or foreign governments. Experienced in addressing questions regarding the effects of provisions of proposed legislation or proposed changes in agency policies or regulations. Experienced in researching and providing legal advice in all functional areas of Administrative, Labor, Medical and Physical Disability, and Ethics Law. Additionally, capable of providing legal assistance in accordance with prescribed instructions and within legal guidelines. Experienced in planning, coordinating, and formulating litigation strategies. Experienced in addressing complex and difficult legal questions and factual issues requiring extensive research, analysis and evaluation of available precedents. Experienced in dealing with issues in the functional areas and demonstrated abilities to quickly identify both the legal and judgmental issues. As a subject matter expert, experienced in determining the facts and recommending effective solutions with minimal guidance or supervision. Experienced in developing and providing solutions to conflicting or contradictory DoD regulations, directives, and policies, and other NGB or state legal guidance. Experienced in addressing and resolving complex and difficult legal case problems, legal questions, or issues involved in the drafting of interpretation or application of legislation, regulations, contracts, decisions, or opinions requiring a solution. Experienced in preparing memoranda of reports that outlined and analyzed the factual and legal issues. Experiences involved preparing legal documents or advisory opinions, participated in contract negations, and examined documents for legal sufficiency. Skilled as a legal litigator and experienced in preparing litigation reports, briefs, pleadings, and other papers associated with civil litigations. Experienced in addressing Federal Labor-Management relations and skilled as a participating collective bargaining member of the management negotiating team. Skilled as the subject-matter expert in the complex and constantly evolving area of Medical and Physical Disability and Domestics Operations Law; conducted legal research, investigation and negotiation, and provided legal advice, opinions, recommendations and legal memoranda. Experienced in reviewing programs that requires analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and developing recommendations to resolve issues and problems. Competent in developing recommendations for overall detailed plans, goals, and objectives for implementation and evaluation of the legal program. Experienced in addressing issues, problems or concepts and skilled in observations and analysis projections. Experiences may have included addressing difficult and sensitive issues based on variations in the nature of the processes evaluated, the diverse missions of the units assigned, and resource limitations. Experienced in compiling, reconciling, and correlating data from a various sources, separate service programs, and integral record systems. Experienced in researching, cross-checking information, and interpreting data to obtain accurate and relevant information. Experienced and skilled in collecting information, documenting data to substantiate and validate findings, facts, or violations of government policies, procedures, and instructions. Skilled in negotiating with those who resist responding or cooperating, due to such issues as organizational conflict, competing objectives, or limited resources. Skilled in influencing managers or other staff officials to accept and implement findings or recommendations. Competent to meet with senior military and civilian leadership, high-ranking managers to include Adjutants General, commanders, other staff judge advocates, or other external agencies such as, representatives of the local community and private support organizations, state and local government authorities, or attorneys on an ad-hoc basis.
For entry into the National Guard JAG Corps/ Attorney-Adviser, it is mandatory to have a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree in law issued by an ABA- accredited law school; and, must be admitted to practice law in the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or the District of Columbia.
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