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Attorney-Adviser (Contract) – Fort Belvoir, Virginia
U.S. Army Contracting Command, Department of the Army
Job ID: 151640Start Date: 10/02/2019End Date: 10/31/2019
Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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. Qualification Requirements: The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration. Education Requirements: Position requires the possession of a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and, for assignment within the Department of Defense, OGC, or DLSA, active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. The Military Departments may also extend the requirement for active bar membership to assignment of civilian attorneys within their respective Departments. 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. Thus, 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). A law school transcript must be submitted with your application materials. Statement of Good Standing: 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. Proof of such membership and good standing must be submitted with your application materials. See Required Documents section #3 “Good Standing Certificate” for additional details. 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. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Your application package will be evaluated to ensure your experience, knowledge, skills, training and/or education meet the qualification requirements stated in this vacancy announcement. Quality of experience relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant’s background and regency of experience and education clearly reflect that you possess the following required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of this position. The following KSA’s must be addressed in your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating or affect your overall rating. 1. Knowledge of laws, regulations and legal precedent bearing upon government procurement law. 2. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 3. Ability to plan, organize work, and meet deadlines. 4. Ability to recognize and analyze problems, conduct research, summarize results, and make appropriate recommendations. Specialized experience and knowledge regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to providing legal advice and legal reviews on construction, architect engineering, and real estate services contract formation and contact administration issues(including knowledge of and experience in interpreting the Federal Acquisition Regulation(FAR), Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFARS), and the USACE Acquisition Instructions(UAI) and other agency contracting regulations and requirements. Knowledge, skills, and abilities as it applies to providing legal advice on interagency actions and authorities to include the Economy Act requirements, applying another agency’s authorities when acting as a servicing agency, interagency agreements, and general fiscal law requirements and principles. NOTICE OF VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of 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 (for example, 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 a 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/.”
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