Army Installation Management Command Attorney-Adviser (General) in Fort Shafter, Hawaii

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About the Position: You will serve as an Attorney-Adviser on the Special Staff of the Installation Management Command-Pacific Region located at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. You will perform duties under the general supervision of the Staff Judge Advocate, Installation Management Command.

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Responsibilities
  • Provides legal advice on legal issues such as AR 15-6 investigations, fiscal law, procurement issues, labor and employment law, ethics, environmental law, FOIA and Privacy Act, civilian misconduct, international law, travel and transportation issues.
  • Provides advice and support services to the IMCOM Pacific Region Director, staff, and subordinate garrisons (in coordination with the servicing SJA offices) throughout the Pacific Region.
  • Serves as IMCOM Pacific Region's ethics counselor and is responsible for the ethics program and ethics training.
  • Reviews financial disclosure filings for IMCOM Pacific Region personnel. Maintains effective liaison and ensure proper coordination with SJA's and legal subject matter experts in other legal offices in the Pacific Region.
  • Ensure consistent and high quality legal advice and ensure proper consideration of all SOFA and international law issues.
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty (TDY) travel may be required approximately 10% of the time

Supervisory status

No

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0905 Attorney

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Conditions of Employment
  • 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.
  • One 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.
  • You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • 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 on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position:

  1. Knowledge of all areas of administrative and civil law pertaining to management of Army installations
  2. Knowledge of Government ethics laws and regulations to include financial disclosure requirements and training requirements
  3. Knowledge of contract and fiscal law
  4. Knowledge of environmental law
  5. Knowledge of personnel, labor and employment law
  6. Skill in advising senior officials and investigating officers on complex and often highly sensitive administrative investigations and inquiries

  7. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

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. (SF15, 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/).

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government, applicant must have completed 1 year at the next lower 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.

The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.

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 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.

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  • 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 reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • To successfully claim veterans preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
  • 10.99% cost of living allowance currently authorized.

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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.

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

Your application package (resume and supporting documents) 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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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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Required Documents

The following documents are required:

  1. 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.

  2. Official Law school transcript 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.

  3. Official certificate showing that you are a member in good standing of the bar. The official certificate must be dated within three months of the date that the application 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).

  4. 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 and any other explanation that you consider 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 and certificate must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The statement and certificate are required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

  5. Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, 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.

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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How to Apply

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

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/24/2018 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Applyto access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10167796).
  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. 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.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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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Agency contact information
Army Applicant Help Desk
Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

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

Address

EW-APF-W6BLAA USA INSTAL MGT PACIFIC REGION DO NOT MAIL Fort Shafter, HI 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 you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.

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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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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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494780800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/26/2018 to 04/24/2018

Salary: $105,841 to $137,593 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent