U.S. Army Medical Command Attorney-Adviser (General) in El Paso, Texas

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Summary

Serve as an Attorney-Adviser (General) providing legal advice on labor law, administrative law, ethics, investigations, and personnel law matters.

About the Position: The Attorney-Adviser (General) position is located in the Office of The Judge Advocate, El Paso, Texas.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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Responsibilities

As an Attorney-Adviser (General) you will:

  • Serve as a consultant in Administrative Law and Legal matters in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
  • Research and prepare timely, accurate opinions and advice on general questions of law involving the organization, powers, functions, and employment of military personnel at this installation.
  • Provide oral and written advice concerning civilian Personnel Law, Employment Discrimination Law and all Labor Relations matters.
  • Review proposed activity regulations for Legal sufficiency and impact on other regulations and on programs, procedures and methods of operations.
  • Practice preventive law by informing management of the impact of changes in civilian personnel and Labor Law and Regulations; advising managers and supervisors on informal resolution of grievances.
  • Provide advice to line management and Employment Equal Opportunity Officer on resolving informal discrimination complaints; and
  • Advise or participating on the management negotiating teams before and during union contract negotiations.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel, 10% Temporary Duty (TDY) and Training

Supervisory status

No

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0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment

Other Requirements:

  • 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.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel security investigation is required.
  • Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Qualifications

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position:

  1. Knowledge of statutes, regulations and law related to general administrative law, labor law, ethics, investigations and personnel law.

  2. Ability in providing legal advice on a variety of legal issues related to administrative and labor law to include the ability to prepare legal opinions that are concise, well-reasoned, legally sound, and consistent with relevant precedent.

  3. Ability to perform legal research and thoroughly analyze and problem solve a wide variety of complex legal issues and then communicate them both orally and in writing.

  4. Ability to write clear and concise legal documents.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of 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 type of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants currently employed as an attorney by the federal government must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

EDUCATION: 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 (LLB or JD).

BAR MEMBERSHIP: Applicant 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.

EXPERIENCE: 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 for one year of the required professional legal experience.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional 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 Alternate Application.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a re-employed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/ supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.

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Security clearance

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  • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. 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). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
  • Official Law school transcripts and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies of documents are acceptable when applying, but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty.

  • Official certificate showing the applicant is a member in good standing of the bar. The official certificate must be dated within three months of the date that the application package is submitted. The certificate is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).
  • A sworn (notarized) statement from you that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction to the best of your knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation that you may deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: "I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (date)...(your signature) (28 U.S.C. 1746). The statement must be dated within three months of the date the application package is submitted. The statement is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).
  • Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, articles, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable. 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.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/26/2018 to receive consideration

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10137584).
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

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Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

EQ-APF-W0Q3AA WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MED CNTR DO NOT MAIL Fort Bliss, TX US

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Next steps

Once this announcement closes, your application/resume package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for selection. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview, however, this is optional. If yor are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495092400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/28/2018 to 04/26/2018

Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 13

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent