Attorney advisor (contract)

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time
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.___
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WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information. You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list
All US Citizens May Apply
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, clickhere.
NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (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 /
U.S. Citizenship Required Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance
The primary purpose of this position isto provide complete legal services that will facilitate the United States Air Force's successful execution of its acquisitions.
The incumbent is assigned by the designated Supervisory Attorney, Principal Senior Trial Attorney or, on occasion, by the Director of the AFLOA/JAQ Commercial Litigation Directorate to serve as the primary attorney charged with the preparation and presentation of the United States Department of the Air Force's position in multiple federal procurement litigations (_e.g._, bid protests, contract disputes, etc.) before administrative tribunals and/or federal courts (_e.g._, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO"); the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals ("ASBCA"); or the United States Court of Federal Claims).
Maintains Highest Level of Federal Acquisition Matter Expertise & Provides Reliable Legal Advice.
This is a Centrally Managed Position.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements.
1. Have a first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) that is accredited by the American Bar Association;
2. Active (or equivalent) membership in good standing in the bar or highest court of a state, U.S. territory, U.S. Commonwealth or the District of Columbia.
IMPORTANT : You MUST provide the following supporting documentation, at the time of application: Copy of current Bar Membership/Card, Letter from the Bar or Print out from the Bar website showing active and in good standing. Also, if you have been a bar member for less than five years, a copy of your final law school transcript. Failure to submit all of the proper documentation will result in removal of your application from consideration.
Additionally, the following basic requirements must also be met for individual grade levels:
GS-12 : Proficiency in legal research methods, including familiarity with on-line legal databases and other agency resources.
GS-13 : Professional legal experience in excess of three years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
GS-14 : Professional legal experience in excess of four years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
N OTE: An LL.M in government procurement law can be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience at the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS INDIVIDUALS MUST ALSO POSSESS THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE TO QUALIFY FOR INDIVIDUAL GRADE LEVELS.
All applicants must possess the following specialized experience:
Professional knowledge of federal statutes, regulations (_e.g.,_the Federal Acquisition Regulation, DoD regulations, Air Force regulations and supplements thereto), Executive Branch policy and orders applicable to government acquisition/contracting, and the body of case law applicable to government contracts.
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:
GS-12
1. Graduation from an accredited law school (J.D.) and active membership in good standing in the bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
2. Proficiency in legal research methods, including familiarity with on-line legal databases and other agency resources.
3. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate authoritative oral legal advice concerning the various stages of contracting, acquisition and procurement management.
4. Skill in interpreting the law and applying it to specific situations and the exercise of legal judgment.
5. Ability to render authoritative written and legal opinions and products involving extremely complex and difficult legal problems arising from the formation and management of contracts.
6. Highly skilled in reviewing all legal documents (_e.g._, agency contractual instruments, pleadings, discovery, and other non-litigation related legal documents) for legal sufficiency and protection of the government's interests.
GS-13 1. Graduation from an accredited law school (J.D.) and active membership in good standing in the bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
2. In excess of three (3) plus years of experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. An LL.M. in federal procurement can be substituted for one (1) year of relevant experience.
3. Ability to provide authoritative legal advice concerning the various stages of contracting, involving complex and difficult legal problems arising from the formation and management of government contracts.
4. Skill and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with both professionals and non-professionals.
5. Skill in interpreting the law and applying it to legally complex and factually complex situation and the exercise of legal judgment
6. Ability to tactfully advise senior leadership, counsel and other agency officials on sensitive legal issues.
7. Proficiency in legal research and familiarity with legal databases and other resources used to perform government contracting legal research.
GS-14 1. Graduation from an accredited law school (J.D.) and active membership in good standing in the bar of a State or the District of Columbia.
2. At least four (4) years of federal acquisition related experience. The second professional degree (LL.M.) in government procurement can be substituted for one year of federal acquisition related experience.
3. Knowledge of procedural rules governing litigation at the United States Government Accountability Office, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
4. Knowledge of applicable federal procurement statutes, regulations (including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force regulations) , case law, and Executive Orders and agency policy guidance applicable to government contracting, privatization, ethics, and acquisition.
5. Proficiency in legal research methods, including familiarity with on-line legal databases and other agency resources.
6. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate authoritative oral legal advice concerning the various stages of contracting, acquisition and procurement management.
7. Skill in interpreting the law and applying it to specific situations and exercise of legal judgment.
8. Ability to render authoritative written and legal opinions and products involving extremely complex and difficult legal problems arising from the formation and management of contracts.
9. Highly skilled in reviewing all legal documents (_e.g._agency contractual instruments, pleadings, discovery, and other non-litigation related legal documents) for legal sufficiency and protection of the government's interests.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: In lieu of OPM Qualification Standards, AFI 51-107, Employment of Civilian Attorneys, applies.
Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG) Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions : Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-11,12,13 or higher grade (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks.
_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.
_VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:_ Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) andother organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteerexperience.
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_ :
1. Incumbent must be currently licensed, active and in good standing as an attorney in a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Incumbent must be active and in good standing with his or her bar.
2. Incumbent is required to submit an initial and annual OGE 450 (Financial Disclosure) in accordance with the Joint Ethics Regulation.
3. Overtime may be required.
4. Temporary duty travel may be required.
5. Must be able to obtain and maintain secret clearance
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 15, 2015
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 1293790. Fax your documents to .
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.Click _here_ for the OPM Form 1203-FX.
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)
SF-15 , Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable
Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating ,if applicable
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires the active duty service member to furnish a "certification" of active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is signed . Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" 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 (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible". Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.
Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit : All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click _here_. To be best-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90or 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.
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.

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