Attorney Advisor
Department of the Air Force - Texas

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win …in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE : Military service member's "Statement of Service" will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation date IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge and Character of Service (i.e. honorable).

This Announcement Is Open To All US Citizens Who Meet The Qualification Requirements.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship Required

Travel and relocation expenses will be paid

Incumbent must obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance

DUTIES:
  • Provide legal advice, counsel, and services to AFRPA and field organizations in connection with environmental analysis and cleanup, management and disposal of real and personal property.
  • Recommend changes in legislation and agency policies or regulations to make them more equitable, responsive to needs or easier to administer. Act as the legal advisor on the plans and operations of various AFRPA divisions.
  • Draft internal guidance, regulations, and proposed legislation, prepare complete report on changes in guidance, regulations and proposed legislation, including evaluation of the effects of such on the office’s programs.
  • Provide professional advice and assistance to implement various legal authorities regarding the acquisition, disposal, conversion, and management of real and personal property as delegated from Secretary of Defense to the Air Force.
  • Represent or support Air Force officials in informal and formal negotiations with other agencies, state and local officials, community representatives and their legal counsel, and private developers and lenders regarding issues involving real and personal property management, privatization, conversion and related environmental concerns.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service or equivalent in other pay systems that equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience must include knowledge of the role and duties of the Government attorney, including a practical knowledge of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for Federal Lawyers, Federal Bar Association. Incumbent must be able to analyze extremely complex legal issues, including issues relating to environmental law, real and personal property law, fiscal law, contract law, personnel law, and administrative law as they relate to the responsibilities of the Agency.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS : Must possess a professional law degree from an American Bar association (ABA)-accredited law school, and admission to and membership in good standing of the bar of any State, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in good standing. Required to disclose any currently pending allegations or previous findings of ethics, judicial, or other professional misconduct by any state bar or attorney disciplinary committee. Must have professional legal experience in excess of three years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed. (NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF OFFICIAL SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS AND COPY OF CERTIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS.) To be eligible for consideration for initial appointment applicants must be graduates of a law school that is accredited by the American Bar association.

Appointments will be made on the basis of merit and in accordance with veterans preference entitlements and applicable rules and regulations of the Office of Personnel Management. Subject to this requirement, when more than one applicant for a particular attorney position meets the minimum requirements for appointment, the applicant who is best qualified on the basis of academic standing, relevant experience and achievement in the legal field will be selected. Other factors involving effectiveness to perform the function of the position may also be considered. The duties to be performed are the most important consideration in determining the appropriate entry grade. High academic standing and relevant experience may also be considered but shall not alone be a sufficient basis for appointment at a higher entry grade.

Federal Time-In-Grade Restriction for Attorneys: Time-in-grade restrictions do not apply to attorney positions. Attorneys should serve one year in grade before being promoted to the next higher grade. Employees with less TIG are rated by the local attorney committee among the best qualified candidates and maybe eligible for appointment to the higher grade.

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. Knowledge of the role and duties of a Government attorney, including a practical knowledge of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct for Federal Lawyers, Federal Bar Association.

2. Knowledge of Federal laws, policies, practices, regulation and laws concerning the acquisition, management and disposition of all Air force real property assets worldwide.

3. Knowledge of research methodologies, including computer-assisted technologies necessary to identify applicable laws, regulations and policies related to real and personal property law.

4. Knowledge of negotiation principles and practical knowledge of how such principles are applied involving transferees of Federal real and personal property and environmental regulators.

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.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
  • All applicants must provide a recent official certificate reflecting active membership of the Bar of a State, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia and an official statement of fitness/good standing that the applicant eligibility to practice law or conduct oneself as an attorney has never been challenged.
  • Employee must file OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I), annually.
Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are qualified for this position, your resume will be reviewed and compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire. Applicants, who disqualify themselves, will not be evaluated further.

BENEFITS:
Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here .

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 8 0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

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The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force...