Attorney-Advisor (General)
Department of the Army - Raleigh, NC

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The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with the requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants must be current members of the North Carolina Army National Guard .

WHO CAN APPLY: The area of consideration for this position is STATEWIDE . Applications will only be accepted from current military members of the North Carolina Army National Guard.

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Excepted Service (Permanent)

POSITION LOCATION: NGNC-SJA

MD #: 1210-305 KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must maintain membership in the National Guard for continued employment.
No PCS will be authorized unless agreed upon by HRO prior to the e-date.
Rank Requirement: OFF (O5 & below)

Compatibility Requirement: BRANCH: 27 DUTIES:
This position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters - State, Personal Staff. The purpose of the position is to provide full-time professional legal support to the State Adjutant General, staff elements and subordinate units of the Army and Air National Guard of the State, as well as to the USPFO for the State. Responsible for the effective management and accomplishment of the day to day legal workload necessary to provide legal services and support to the Adjutant General, staff elements of both the Army and Air National Guard and subordinate units, as well as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the State and his staff. Provides professional legal advice and opinions, both written and oral, on issues arising from federal laws and regulations or concerning the federal mission of the National Guard. Serves as litigation point of contact for the State. Prepares litigation reports, briefs, pleadings and other papers associated with civil litigation involving the National Guard. Upon designation by the U.S. Department of Justice, or, in appropriate cases, when designated by the Office of Legal Advisor, National Guard Bureau, may appear as counsel for the National Guard or National Guard officials or employees in civil litigation. Acts as the State Adjutant General's representative in third-party proceedings under the Federal Labor-Management Relations Statute. Reviews technician collective bargaining agreements for legal sufficiency. Upon designation by the State Adjutant General, may participate in collective bargaining as a member of the management negotiating team. Serves as claims officer for the State. Prepares claims reports for the processing of claims by the appropriate claims office. Upon designation by the State Adjutant General, participates as Staff Judge Advocate to the Convening Authority in State National Guard courts-martial and as legal advisor or counsel in administrative board proceedings. Reviews Reports of Survey, Line of Duty determinations and similar administrative proceedings for legal sufficiency. Reviews contracts, procurement actions and real property matters involving federal funds for legal sufficiency. Upon designation by the State Adjutant General, participates in negotiations involving contracts, acquisitions, and real property matters.Drafts contracts, agreements and real property documents. Prepares and presents legal training for judge advocates and for other personnel as required. Acts as legal assistance officer for members of the National Guard of the State by providing the following: i. Domestic relations. Advises on legal and practical meaning and effects of divorce, legal separations, annulment, custody. Refers to appropriate agencies as necessary. ii. Wills and estates. Provides legal advice and counseling on wills and estates. Drafts and executes wills and codicils. Advises on estate planning to include minor tax considerations and non-trusts under applicable state statues, or refers to private attorneys as necessary. iii. Nonsupport and indebtedness. Advises and counsels on effect and procedures, to include garnishment rules, repossession procedures, default judgments, adverse personnel actions. Refers to appropriate agencies as necessary. iv. Landlord-Tenant relations and customer affairs. Advises and counsels on tenant's rights; eviction procedures; the legal effect and meaning of leases, offers to purchase, sales contracts and customer's rights in dealing with merchants and lenders; credit reporting agencies; etc. Prepares correspondence and legal instruments. Provides advice on rights accorded by Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act and other statutory provisions. v. General. Prepares complex powers of attorney and other instruments, advises on immigration/naturalization procedures, insurance matters, general contracts, personal property law. Provides for client referrals to private attorneys as appropriate. Coordinates activities with part-time judge advocates to insure effective utilization of part-time JAG officers. Performs other professional legal and military duties as required.

PD: D0291000

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Minimum Requirements: A law degree (LLB or J.D) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association AND Bar Membership: Be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar.

Specialized Experience : Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training in the preparation of cases for trial and/or tries cases before a court or an administrative body of persons having quasi-judicial power, the rendering of legal advise and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices or other matters falling within the purview of a Federal Government, the preparation of interpretive and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to provisions of governing statutes or other law requirements. Skill in analyzing, discussing and providing oral and written counsel on complex legal arguments in a representative capacity in a manner that aids the recipient in understanding the issues, options, and recommended courses of action.

Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) listed below will be used in the selection process. KSAs are important to the entire selection process and should be addressed specifically and completely within the resume'.

1. Knowledge of business, financial, and accounting methods, and property appraisal methods and techniques for the valuation of real and personal property, and other property interests of the deceased person.
2. Ability to analyze numerous facts and allegations, and determine their acceptability and completeness.
3. Ability to search for, locate, and develop information from a wide variety of sources.
4. Ability to apply judgment and make decisions in determining liability for Federal estate and gift taxes.
5. Skill in oral and written expression to include ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and preparation of legal documents and presentations.
6. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the provision of legal assistance in a military law office setting
7. Ability to manage a highly diverse caseload, covering multiple areas of law, including, but not limited to: family law, trusts and estates, real and personal property, bankruptcy, insurance, contracts, leases, consumer law, and immigration issues.

Quality of Experience : Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience should be evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria/assignments must be followed. The applicant's record of experience training, and education must show possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the Miscellaneous Administration and Program Positions.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience: One or more of the following accomplishments while in law school may be substituted for not more than one year of experience:
a) Academic standing in the top one-third of law school graduating class;
b) Graduation with academic honors;
c) Significant participation in the law school’s law review;
d) Significant participation in the law school’s moot court competition;
e) Significant participation in a clinical legal aid program;
f) Significant summer law office clerk experience; or
Other equivalent evidence of clearly superior achievement.

Military Assignment: Occupants of this position must maintain continuous military membership in the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG). Assignment to a compatible Officer (O5 & below) position in the NCARNG is mandatory. (OFF BRANCH: 27)

Security Clearance: Employment is subject to attaining and maintaining a security clearance as required by the position (ANACI minimum).

Direct Deposit: The applicant selected for this position will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer Program.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To validate your qualifications for this job, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your résumé and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. BENEFITS:

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, step parents, spouses, and adult children. Visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/
Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. Visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp OTHER INFORMATION:

1. For Male applicants born after 12/31/59 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.

2. Do not send/fax/courier/email any resumes to the National Guard Human Resources Office. You must apply on-line or fax your resumes to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

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