Supervisory Attorney-Advisor

Employer
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Location
Alexandria, VA, United States
Salary
$148,484 - $176,300 per year

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Job Category
Administrator, Legal
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Summary

About the Position:
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Office of the General Counsel facilitates DoDEA's global educational mission by providing high quality and timely legal advice and counsel, effective advocacy, and creative problem-solving.
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Overview
Accepting applications

Open & closing dates
04/27/2022 to 06/10/2022

Salary
$148,484 - $176,300 per year

Pay scale & grade
GS 15

Location
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Alexandria, VA


  • Telework eligible
    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.

    Relocation expenses reimbursed
    Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

    Appointment type
    Permanent

    Work schedule
    Full-time

    Service
    Excepted

    Promotion potential
    None

    Job family (Series)
    0905 Attorney

    Supervisory status
    Yes

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Announcement number
    NC7X226336030941ATT

    Control number
    648428700

    This job is open to

    The public
    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

    Duties
  • Provide advice on acquisition strategy, planning, solicitation, source selection and contract administration acquisition law as a legal expert for the DoDEA Procurement Division.
  • Represent DoDEA in hearings and other administrative proceedings before the EEOC, MSPB, and FLRA.
  • Provide legal advice on questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of DoDEA and DoD, including: conducting, reviewing or advising on investigations.
  • Provide expert legal advice and assistance on civilian personnel matters including: employee relations, equal opportunity and civil rights.
  • Review administrative orders, rules, regulations and statutes related to DoDEA operations.
  • Develop written opinions, presents cases in formal hearings, and conducts negotiations with civilian employees and their private sector legal representatives.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance in formulating DoDEA's position in the areas listed below:
  • Civilian personnel (labor/employment); Government ethics/standards of conduct; education/school; special education; fiscal; Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act; and litigation before Federal courts, and Federal administrative fora.


  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Requirement.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • A trial or probationary period may be required.
  • Appointment subject to a suitability/fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • One year supervisory probation period may be required.
  • This position requires a Tier 3 (T3) investigation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure. Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, cont.
  • The Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees.
  • Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


  • Qualifications

    Who May Apply:
    U.S. Citizens

    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 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 http://www.opm.gov/.)

    To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
    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.

    Experience: You must have three 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.
  • Currently have a first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D)
  • Currently have active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia and are permitted to engage in the active practice of law.
  • Have professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Currently have a license to practice law from at least one State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. commonwealth or U.S. territory.
  • Able to self-certify active status with your licensing authority. Will need to provide the required information for each jurisdiction in which you are licensed in to include:(a) Name of attorney and contact information.(b) Date of self-certification.(c) Name of licensing jurisdiction.(d) License number.(e) Status of license.(f) Contact information for licensing authority.
  • Bar Membership: You 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.

    Education
    You 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).

    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Be advised that effective Jan. 1 2018, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, most civilian employee relocation allowances became taxable. The Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) reimburses eligible employees for the additional Federal, State, and local income taxes incurred as a result of receiving taxable travel income. RITA does not apply to new government employees or employees returning from an overseas assignment for the purpose of separation from Government service. For more information, visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction.html.
  • 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.


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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.
    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, writing sample, 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 résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé 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

    Review our benefits
    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
    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 Applicant Checklist (External).

    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.

    1. Your resume:
  • 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 will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • 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.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
  • 2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional.
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcripts: REQUIRED prior to receiving a final job offer. You may submit unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
  • Statements regarding your bar status and standing. You must provide proof that you are a current active member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and in good standing prior to receiving a final job offer.
  • License or Certification: This position requires a job-related licensure or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible.
  • Transcripts: Failure to provide copies of all applicable transcripts will result in disqualification due to incomplete application. You must scan, upload and attach legible photocopies of the following transcripts:
  • Bachelor's Transcript
  • Law School Transcript
  • Master's Transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
  • EDS Transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
  • Doctorate's transcript. This transcript is required IF it applies to you.
  • Transcripts: REQUIRED prior to receiving a final job offer. You may submit unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
  • NOTE: Transcripts must include the date and degree was conferred. Transcripts without this information will not be reviewed and will result in disqualification. Your transcripts must clearly identify coursework required for the position you are applying for. Transcripts submitted in other languages other than English must include an official translation or will not be considered. Computer print-outs of transcripts, links to transcripts, grade reports, copies of degree diplomas or certificates, illegible copies and unofficial copies of transcripts will not be acceptable. Receipt of these documents will result in automatic disqualification.

    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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
    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.
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