Attorney- (Contract/Tax)
Department of the Army - Fort Belvoir, VA

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In this position, the incumbent independently plans, organizes and conducts the work, to include signing pleadings and correspondence as the case attorney; develops litigation strategy and makes important decisions during extensive contacts and conferences or regarding situations requiring immediate action.

About the Position:
In this position, the incumbent independently plans, organizes and conducts the work, to include advises the Army Staff on contract and fiscal law policy; serves as the Department of the Army’s sole legal advisor for taxation matters related to world-wide appropriated and non-appropriated fund acquisition and related activities; develops strategy and makes important decisions during extensive contacts and conferences or regarding situations requiring immediate action. ~

Who May Apply : U.S. Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles


See Other Requirements DUTIES:
Provide legal and policy advice on all aspects of acquisition

Review, analyze legal questions and prepares legal opinions

Advice on issues concerning mixed funding and reimbursement of funds

Prepares reports and opinions relating to contract clauses and provisions

Interpret review and drafts proposed legislation

Evaluate proposed legislation in terms of foreseeable effect on programs

Analyze proposed Federal legislation having a tax impact upon Army acquisition

Maintain liaison on tax matters with the Internal Revenue Service

Prepare oral and written legal opinions on behalf of The judge Advocate General QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and ablilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSAs: 1. Demonstrated executive ability at the agency or corporate level. 2. Knowledge of and experience in providing legal counsel concerning the full range of laws, regulations, policies, directives, orders, and practice applicable to Government contract and fiscal issues, to include the ability to advise about and conduct litigation involving high dollar, high visibility contract protests and disputes. 3. Ability to accomplish complex and multifaceted tasks related to Government contract and fiscal law with minimal supervision and maximum initiative -- to include development of policy and guidance, training, and the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment in support of deployed personnel. 4. Skilled in analytical thinking, performing legal research, applying the laws and regulations to the facts and the ability to provide insightful guidance, oral and written, on all aspects of acquisition and fiscal law functions to senior DoD officials, commanders, contracting officers, training sessions, and deployed personnel.

NOTICE OF VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of 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 type of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: Applicants currently employed as an attorney by the federal government must have completed one year of time-in-grade at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the 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 three 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.

Conditions of Employment :
Payment of Permanent Change in Station (PCS) Is NOT Authorized.

Position requires a Secret Clearance.

TDY required approximately 10% of official duty time.

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

You may claim Military Spouse Preference-Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.

Must provide a copy of Good Standing to the Bar letter.

Resumes 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 for the position.

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 .)
To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
PCS costs are not authorized

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