Closing Date: 4th December, 2023
This National Guard position is for a Attorney-Adviser (General) (Title 5), Position Description Number D2665000and is part of the JFHQ located in Draper, with the Utah Army National Guard.
This vacancy is Open to the public, to those in the UTANG or willing to join.
The selecting supervisor for this vacancy is Mr. Doug Crabtree.
Authorized Lump Sum $20K Recruitment/Relocation incentive with 4-year continued Service Agreement
Concurrent with Army Tech Bid 23-296
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Major Duties: This is not an all-inclusive list
As a Attorney-Adviser (General) (Title 5), GS-0905-13, you will:
- Acts as a legal adviser and attorney for the state/territory National Guard, responsible for the formulation of state/territory legal policy and its execution legal representation; legal initiatives; interpretation and litigation of U.S. and state/territory(s) constitutional, civil, criminal, labor law; international law and treaty agreements; and a full spectrum of expert legal advice.
- Acts as a legal adviser and attorney for the state/territory National Guard, responsible for assisting in the formulation of state/territory legal policy pertaining to prevention of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic abuse, while serving as the special legal advisor to the Adjutant General, the Office of Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), Commands SHARP and SEEM programs.
- Primary coordinator and advisor in the OSJA pertaining to military justice/adverse actions that are initiated against alleged offenders.
- Serves as the primary point of contact for outside entities and stakeholders, including Special Victims' Counsel, Defense Services, the SARC and the SEEM Manager preventing future harm to victims by ensuring the proper procedures are implemented and followed and that justice and adverse actions are administered properly .
- Responsible for advising and providing legal sufficiency reviews of Adjutant General and other senior leaders messages of sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention methods in formal and informal settings , and the review of any implementation of DoD policy or guidance related to competencies leaders must have related to overseeing prevention.
- Acts as expert legal counsel for medical evaluation boards (MEB), physical evaluation board process, and lines of duty (LOD) for Army and Air personnel.
- Assist the command in the formulation of state/territory legal policy and its execution of legal representation; legal initiatives; interpretation and litigation of U.S. and state/territory(s) constitutional, civil, criminal, labor law; international law and treaty agreements; and a full spectrum of expert legal advice.
- Assignments include some of the most diverse, complex, difficult and emerging legal issues found in any area of law, to include: homeland security, emergency response, sovereignty, state/territory compacts, fiscal and contract law, civil affairs, employer support, military statute and administrative law (Federal & state/territory), non-military employment law (Federal & state/territory),administrative law, environmental law and emerging areas of law, i.e. domestic operations, intelligence law, weapons of mass destruction emergency response and assistance to civil authorities, etc.
- Responsible to advise on the legal, factual, and other impacting aspects of drafting, interpretation and application of legislation, regulation, tasking orders, decision, opinions or other guiding, or lack there of, instruments associated with emerging or highly conflicted, sensitive, and emotionally charged issues relating to sexual crimes, harassment, domestic violence/abuse, and to the prevention and response of sexual crimes, harassment, and domestic violence/abuse.
- Conducts outreach on behalf of the organization to legal entities and organizations, including State Bar, and statewide civilian organizations who support victims, and conducts training to the organization and leaders regarding legalities/requirements in addressing prevention and response of special crimes, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
- Serves as the state/territory National Guard litigation point of contact.
- Serves as an attorney/adviser providing acquisition and fiscal legal advice to the state/territory's assigned United States Property & Fiscal Officer, particularly in the area of emerging requirements in victim support and legal resourcing (the Chief of the National Guard Bureau's agent in the state/territory) and active-duty military advisers.
- Possesses a thorough understanding of controlling labor laws, regulations, labor arbitration, collective bargaining agreements and pertinent labor relations practices.
- Serves as the state/territory Ethics Adviser.
- Performs other duties as required.
Conditions of Employment:
Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
Compatible Military Assignments: Branch 27A
- National Guard Membership is required.
- Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.
- Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
- Medical screening will be completed upon selection for hire.
- Soldiers who accept a technician position may be terminated from the Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP).
- Potential for Incentive Pay.
- This position is not eligible to be in the union.
- Position may be telework eligible after completion of probationary period.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
- This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
- Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
- Irregular and/or overtime (compensatory) hours may be required to support operational requirements or contingencies or may be required to work hours outside of the normal duty day.
- Must either be currently in good standing (certified) with a State Bar or able to obtain certification. Must be a graduate of an ABA-accredited law school.
- Must not have any military disciplinary action (Article 15 or Court-Martial) on military records for engaging in an unprofessional or inappropriate relationship as defined in applicable DoD Instructions concerning Army and Air Force Professional and Unprofessional Relationships.
*Your resume must reflect in detail how the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer meets the below listed general and specialized experience required for the position.
*Must include beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week in order to determine part time vs. full time credit.
Basic Qualification Requirements:
- Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
- Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit efficient communication;
- Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
- Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings;
- Ability to assess body language and perceive emotional and/or distress levels; and,
- Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material.
Have at least one year experience at GS-0950-12 or above? *Must submit SF50 to validate claims*
Or have at least 36 months of experiences as a professional Attorney Advisor:
- Knowledgeable of the Army National Guard mission requirements and Air National Guard mission requirements.
- Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on Title 32 709, United States Code, National Guard Program.
- Able to recognize and identify complex constitutional, state-federal, and military-civilian jurisidictional issues frequently associated with the organization and administration of the Title 32 National Guard, and articulate them in the appropriate forum or context.
- Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on 10 United States Code, and the state equivalent to the federal Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Experienced in conducting legal research in connection with cases pending administrative hearings, trials before courts of original jurisdiction, or arguments in appellate courts.
- Experienced in addressing legal questions referred by administrative officials of the employing agency, such as questions concerning the interpretation and application of statutes, rules, and regulations as they pertain to contracts, claims, or other legal instruments involving private business, state, local, national, or foreign governments.
- Experienced in addressing questions regarding the effects of provisions of proposed legislation or proposed changes in agency policies or regulations.
- Experienced in researching and providing legal advice in functional areas of Administrative, Labor, Medical and Physical Disability, and Ethics Law.
- Capable of providing legal assistance in accordance with prescribed instructions and within legal guidelines.
- Experienced in planning, coordinating, and formulating litigation strategies.
- Experienced in addressing complex and difficult legal questions and factual issues requiring extensive research, analysis and evaluation of available precedents.
- Experienced in dealing with issues in the functional areas and demonstrated abilities to quickly identify both the legal and judgmental issues.
- Experienced in determining the facts and recommending effective solutions with minimal guidance or supervision.
- Experienced in developing and providing solutions to conflicting or contradict-tory DoD regulations, directives, and policies, and other NGB or state 881legal guidance.
- Experienced in addressing and resolving complex and difficult legal case problems, legal questions, or issues involved in the drafting of interpretation or application of legislation, regulations, contracts, decisions, or opinions requiring a solution.
- Experienced in preparing memoranda of reports that outlined and analyzed the factual and legal issues.
- Experiences involved preparing legal documents or advisory opinions, participated in contract negations, and examined documents for legal sufficiency.
- Skilled as a legal litigator and experienced in preparing litigation reports, briefs, pleadings, and other papers associated with civil litigations.
- Experienced in addressing Federal Labor-Management relations and skilled as a participating collective bargaining member of the management negotiating team.
- Skilled as the subject-matter expert to address complex and constantly evolving area of Medical and Physical Disability and Domestics Operations Law; conducted legal research, investigation and negotiation, and provided legal advice, opinions, recommendations, and legal memoranda.
- Experienced in reviewing programs that required analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, or productivity; and, developed recommendations to resolve issues and problems. Competencies were gained in developing recommendations for overall detailed plans, goals, and objectives for implementation and evaluation of the legal program.
- Experienced in addressing issues, problems or concepts and skilled in observations and analysis projections.
- Experiences included addressing difficult and sensitive issues based on variations in the nature of the processes evaluated, the diverse missions of the units assigned, and resource limitations. Experienced in compiling, reconciling, and correlating data from a various sources, separate service programs, and integral record systems.
- Experienced in researching, cross-checking information, and interpreting data to obtain accurate and relevant information.
- Experienced and skilled in collecting information, documenting data to substantiate and validate findings, facts, or violations of government policies, procedures, and instructions.
- Skilled in negotiating with those who resist responding or cooperating, due to such issues as organizational conflict, competing objectives, or limited resources.
- Skilled in influencing managers or other staff officials to accept and implement findings or recommendations.
- Competent to meet with senior military and civilian leadership, high-ranking managers to include Adjutants General, commanders, other staff judge advocates, or other external agencies such as, representatives of the local community and private support organizations, state and local government authorities, or attorneys on an ad-hoc basis.
Air National Guard Officers: For entry into the Air National Guard JAG Corps/Attorney-Adviser, it is mandatory to have a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree in law issued by an ABA-accredited law school; and, must be admitted to practice law in the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or the District of Columbia.
*You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.**
As an Officer in the Army National Guard JAG Corps, must have completed the 14-week Judge Advocate General Basic Course.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.govOR Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials.
- More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
Military Members With Bonuses: Upon acceptance of a military technician position military members who are currently receiving a military Reenlistment/Extension Bonus (REB) or GI Bill-SR Kicker may lose incentive eligibility and may be subject to termination or suspension of incentive (includes indefinite and temporary technicians on assignment for more than 180 days in any continuous 12-month period). Are advised to meet with education specialist to review contract.
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How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Category Rating: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of your qualifications will be conducted to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are:
- Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for this position.
- Well Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for this position.
- Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements for this position.
If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified, and you will no longer be considered for this position.
In Describing Your Experience, Please Be Clear and Specific. We Will Not Make Assumptions Regarding Your Experience. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Part-Time Or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
- Resume: resume must show relevant experience, where you worked, job title, detailed duties and accomplishments written in your own words, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and ending dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.), hours per week. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your position title, pay plan, series and grade. Your detailed experience should be listed under each job title with starting and ending dates. Resume must show applicants name and contact information.
- Other supporting documents:
- Applicable documents required for qualification, education, or certification as stated above.
- Must provide transcripts for education requirements if applicable.
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.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to 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.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to 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.
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