Attorney-Advisor (General)
Department of the Army - Stafford County, VA

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

Who May Apply:
All U.S. Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:
You will serve as the deputy legal advisor to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU). As a CCIU legal advisor, you will develop policy for the USACIDC as the agency implementing the DA computer crime investigation effort. Provide legal advice to CCIU managers and all CID special agents in their worldwide computer crime investigations, to include drafting and reviewing affidavits in support of search warrants involving digital and other kinds of evidence. Serve as a senior advisor to other Army civilian attorneys and judge advocates regarding investigations involving computer crimes. The incumbent's legal advice serves to ensure that the investigations provide a legally sound basis for criminal prosecution in an area of complex, intertwined federal laws. The incumbent deals directly with Army and Department of Defense (DOD) officials, officials from other federal agencies, to include those concerned with law enforcement and intelligence, and works closely with Assistant United States Attorneys in most judicial districts of the United States. Legal work in this specialized legal field requires current knowledge of numerous interrelated Federal and state statutes and regulations, judicial and administrative decisions, executive administrative orders and directives, and expertise in criminal law, intelligence law, classified security procedures, national security law, federal rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure, UCMJ and Manual for Courts-Martial procedures and a specialized knowledge of computer technology.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSAs:

1. Knowledge of Federal and state statutes and regulations, judicial and administrative decisions, Executive Orders and directives and specialized computer crime expertise in criminal law, intelligence law, national security law, international law and a working knowledge of computer technology and networks.

2. Knowledge of Federal criminal investigative procedures such as Federal search and seizure law; military search authorization law and procedures; procedures for collecting, safeguarding, and presenting evidence at trial.

3. Knowledge of and experience with Federal practice, such as drafting legal process, working with Federal rules of evidence and rules of criminal procedure, UCMJ and Manual for Courts-Martial procedures, classified security procedures, procedures for the preservation and obtaining of evidence in foreign countries, and Privacy Act requirements for sharing of information.

4. Ability to analyze and guide criminal investigations involving all aspects of computer crime, including intrusions by unauthorized individuals, child pornography and national security cases.

5. Ability to communicate orally.

6. Ability to communicate in writing.

VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Army considers veteran's preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documents (e.g., 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. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at http://www.opm.gov/ .)

Time in Grade Requirements: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 1 year at the next lower level within 30 days of closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration.

Education: 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).

Bar membership: 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.

Experience: Applicant must have two 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.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

You may claim Military Spouse Preference

Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

Position requires pre-employment and random drug testing.

Must file annual financial statement.

Business travel is approximately 25% of the time

Moving expenses will NOT be paid

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume and supporting documents) will be evaluated for basic qualification requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official.

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

OTHER INFORMATION:
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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