Closing Date: 9th February, 2023

Description:

Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is to support the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) as a senior attorney, providing legal advice and counsel for the most complex, often precedential, installation level cases in administrative law, claims, environmental law, contract law, labor law, international law, and operations law to Space Base Delta 1 and tenant units; to provide legal assistance to eligible beneficiaries pursuant to the AF Legal Assistance Program.

Duties:
  • As a senior attorney, advises the Space Base Delta 1 Commander, as well as subordinate and tenant unit commanders and managers, on a host of general law matters
  • For the most complex installation legal issues, prepares for and represents the AF/installation and its legal interests in correspondence, meetings, negotiations, and judicial and administrative hearings, involving federal, state, and local (and overseas, foreign) officials, parties with adverse interests, and commercial entities
  • Provides legal assistance to active duty military, dependents, eligible Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, retirees, and other DoD cardholders, consistent with Air Force Instructions (AFIs) and legal office policy

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or veterans preference to be referred and considered. All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official
  • Attorney appointments are subject to serve a one-year probationary period
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • (Centrally Managed) PCS is authorized - DNRP will be paid
  • Employee must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth
  • Employee must adhere to the Air Force Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Employee may be required to work overtime
  • Employee may be required to travel for temporary duty away from home station
  • Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement

Qualifications:
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

In addition, the attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of two 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:
  • Knowledge of applicable law pertaining to the specialized areas of legal practice, as determined by the SJA, in order to provide legal advice and counsel to command and management and represent AF interests
  • Sufficient knowledge of federal, state, and local law, as it impacts the private individual, to provide personal legal assistance to eligible beneficiaries across the typical range of the AF legal assistance practice
  • Skill in recognizing and analyzing key legal issues in a factual situation and applying well-reasoned analysis to reach clear, concise conclusions
  • Ability to research legal issues, analyze complex factual situations in light of general legal principles and the results of research, and prepare legal opinions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, in and outside the legal profession, both orally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to prepare cases for trial and/or try cases before a court, administrative body, or an official having quasi-judicial power

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.

Education:
Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.

Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/701865900