Department Of Defense Seattle , WA 98113
About the Position: You will serve as a Seattle Assistant District Counsel, in direct support of the District Counsel, furnishing expert legal advice, assistance, and services to the District Commander. Legal support is also provided to senior Seattle District management officials in the execution of all mission areas. The nature of legal work required to perform these duties involves very complex issues, necessitating extensive research and analysis.
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Provides legal support to senior Seattle District management officials in the execution of all mission areas.
Provides legal advice regarding the application of environmental law, the Corps of Engineers Civil Works program and its authorities; and administrative, personnel and general law.
Provides legal advice regarding the application of contract formation and administration, including claims and appeals; the Army permitting program; and Federal real property management and transactions law.
Serves as ethics advisor and labor counselor.
The nature of legal work required to perform these duties involves very complex issues, necessitating extensive research and analysis.
Occasional travel - Less than 10% travel may be required to conferences, higher headquarters, or meetings away from the District
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.
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 in this document.
Basic Education Requirement for General Attorney, GS-0905-13:
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 (LL.B or JD). Only a law degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the American Bar Association is acceptable to meet positive education 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 qualifications determination and you may be found "not qualified."
In addition to meeting the education basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Applicants must have a minimum of two years of professional legal experience (or one year of professional legal experience and a second professional law degree (e.g., LL.M.)), acquired after being admitted to the Bar, of a level commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the offered position.
The experience described in your rsum will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
A. I have two (2) or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the Bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Examples of this experience include:
B. In addition to the first law degree (LLB or JD), I have a second professional law degree, such as an LLM, which I may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience, and I have one (1) or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the Bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Examples of this experience include:
BAR MEMBERSHIP: An applicant must currently be an active member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Time in Grade Restriction: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks MUST have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent), GS-12.
Official or unofficial college or university transcript(s) may be used for the application process. Official transcripts will be required at the time of selection.