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ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL) – Andrews AFB, Maryland
Air Force Legal Operations Agency, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 403226Start Date: 02/08/2021End Date: 02/19/2021
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: 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). In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of “active” status with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in “active” status. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the above requirement: you must have professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Must have a law degree (JD) from a recognized law school and be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia or other federal bar, as appropriate. Extensive environmental law and/or litigation experience and/or a master of laws (LL.M.) in environmental/natural resource law is required.
2. Must have the skill and ability to conduct complex legal research and a familiarity with the research resources most commonly involved in environmental, occupational safety and health, natural and cultural resources and property laws. This includes various statutes, Department of Defense and Air Force policy and guidance, the United States Code, court opinions, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, etc.
3. The incumbent must have in-depth experience as a practicing environmental law attorney and possess at least three years of relevant experience. This position requires a fully qualified attorney licensed and admitted to the practice of law in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. The incumbent must be thoroughly competent in federal civil procedure, environmental and natural resources law and knowledgeable in administrative and general law.
4. Must be highly skilled in written and oral advocacy in order to prepare and present written briefs and oral arguments on behalf of the Air Force.
5. Must possess superior negotiation skills and be capable of rational, logical thinking in order to formulate, coordinate and present the government’s legal position before senior attorneys assigned to various government agencies as well as the court.
6. Previous experience in the use of computer word processing software such as Microsoft applications, etc. is highly desirable, but is not required.
7. Must possess knowledge of research databases and resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc.
8. Experience working within a large and complex legal organization is desirable but is not required. Similarly, experience working at high levels within the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department of Justice is desirable, but is not a requirement. At the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of “active” status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, US commonwealth, US territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in “active” status and dated within four months of application. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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