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Attorney-Adviser (Contract)

Company: Headquarters, AMC
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Summary About the Position: This position is located with U.S. Army Material Command, Office of the Command Counsel, Business Operations Law Branch at Redstone Arsenal, AL. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized if in the best interest of the Government. If you are currently serving in a permanent, competitive service appointment in the Federal service, and are selected for this position, the appointment will remove you from the competitive service while you occupy this position. Responsibilities Serves as Headquarters Army Materiel Command (AMC) legal advisor to senior AMC officials and MSCs for major and non-major system procurements. Provides legal advice which is often extremely complex and will generally have considerable program and functional impact. Performs legal review and research pertaining to protest administrative reports and other documents submitted by field commands, protester, and others in connection with Bid Protests. Develops and prepares guidance on a multiplicity of legal problems arising from AMC procurement operations and responsibilities. Conducts studies and research for preparation of legal memorandums to clarify and furnish legal interpretations of new directives and regulations. Performs legal review involving factual or policy issues requiring extensive research and analysis and provides advice in connection with policies and actions relating to the advertising, negotiation, award, and termination of contracts. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Army Materiel Command Internal Candidates; and US Citizens. 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. KSA's: Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues. Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance. Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs. Qualification Requirements: The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration: 1) Education: Assignments require the first professional law degree (Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctorate (J.D.)). Applicants for initial appointment into attorney positions must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant's graduation. The Army General Counsel may make an exception upon a showing that a candidate possesses superior qualifications and that no well-qualified candidates from accredited law schools are available. 2) Bar Membership: Applicants must be active members in good standing (as defined by the pertinent bar) of the bar of a State, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 3) Professional Legal Experience GS-14: Applicants must possess more than 3 years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. GS-15: Applicants must possess more than 3 years of professional legal experience after admission to the bar commensurate with the duties of the position. 4) Time in Grade (current Federal employees): Candidates selected for advancement will normally have completed at least one year of service that is one grade lower than the position to be filled. The selecting official may request a waiver of the one year requirement in cases where hardship or inequity exists. NOTICE OF VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (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. The SF 15 will identify the supporting documentation required along with the list of the types of 10-point preference. The SF 15 is available from the OPM at https://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/sf/. Education 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. Additional Information To ensure compliance with Army Material Command (AMC), we will consider internal candidates to the agency that are qualified by AMC before considering external applicants (all US Citizens). 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. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 56 - Legal position. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more 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. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Management has the prerogative to select at any grade. If selected at the GS-14 grade, after a year or more of service you may be non-competitively promoted to the grade of GS-15, if management determines at that time that you meet the qualifications/professional legal experience requirements set forth in relevant regulations, including Army Regulation (AR) 690-300. Promotion to GS-15, however, is NOT automatic. You must meet the minimum qualifications set forth in the regulations before you can be considered for promotion.

Keywords: Headquarters, AMC, Huntsville , Attorney-Adviser (Contract), Legal , Huntsville, Alabama

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