United States Army
About the Position:
This position will serve as an Attorney-Adviser (Labor) with the Installation Legal Office, US Army Garrison-Fort Sill, US Army Installation Command located at Fort Sill, OK. The incumbent of this position will serve as attorney advisor, consultant, and legal expert in administrative and civil law.
Who May Apply:
Serves as Labor and Civilian Personnel Law advisor for Fort Sill and tenant activities, providing legal advice, both oral and written, on civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law, and all labor relations matters.
Represents the Command in administrative hearings before mediators, arbitrators, investigators, and Administrative Judges from various agencies.
Assists the U.S. Attorney's Office in litigating civilian personnel/labor relations/EEO civil actions in U.S. District Court and Federal appellate courts.
Actions include union/employee grievances on a wide variety of topics, adverse actions, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, negotiability determinations, unfair labor practice charges, and reductions in force.
Performs research in connection with cases to analyze factual and legal issues to determine additional facts needed and applicable legal sources.
Prepares documents and makes factual and legal presentations, including motions, interrogatories, briefs, requests for admissions, subpoenas and other process.
Participates in prehearing conferences, prepares, examines and cross-examines witnesses, argues motions, and prepares and presents opening statements and closing arguments.
Serves as legal adviser and consultant in all administrative law and legal matters not within the province of more clearly defined fields of law.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
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.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
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.
Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualifications requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position.
1. Knowledge of Federal Labor Law (Including adverse actions, reductions in force, employment discrimination, collective bargaining, negotiability determinations, and unfair labor practice), General Admin Law, and Military Administrative Law.
2. Skill in oral and written communication.
3. Ability to provide accurate legal advice on complex questions of federal laws, regulations, procedures and policies.
4. Ability to research legal issues, analyze and interpret statutes, regulations, precedence, procedures and policies.
5. Ability to organize and manage a caseload consisting of administrative investigations and formal complaints filed with federal administrative agencies.
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/ . )
If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government you must have completed one year 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 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.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .
If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, 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. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
2. Official Law school transcript(s) and an Official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies are acceptable when applying, but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty. See: Transcripts and Licenses
3. Official certificate(s):
Showing you are a member in good standing of the bar (of a state, territory of the U.S., the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). The official certificate must be dated within three (3) months of the date the application is submitted. The certificate is required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).
4. A sworn (notarized) statement from you that your fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction to the best of the applicants knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation which you may deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (Date), (Your Signature). (28 U.S.C. 1746). The statement and certificate must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The statement and certification must be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).
5. Writing Sample:
Examples of writing skills should be demonstrated by legal briefs, articles, memoranda, and/or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.
Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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