Department of Defense Education Activity Attorney-Advisor in Alexandria, Virginia
Mission StatementDoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military- connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence. DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!
This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. This position is in the Excepted Service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All US Citizens
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As a Attorney-Advisor you will be responsible for the following duties:
Serve as an Attorney-Advisor, assisting the General Counsel, in planning and providing legal assistance, advice, and representation in support of Agency's regional leadershipProvide legal advice and services related to the full range of issues in the following legal areas: fiscal; civilian personnel (labor/employment); Government Ethics/standards of conduct; education/school; special education; Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act; and litigation before Federal and state courts, and Federal administrative foraProvide legal advice and assistance in formulating DoDEA's position in the areas identified above, including preventative measuresConduct extensive research and developing positions on legal questions that may have little or no precedentDevelop written opinions, presenting cases in formal hearings and conducting negotiations with civilian employees and their private sector legal representativesProvide legal expertise and support in a multitude of ways, including: consultations; drafting legal memoranda; interpreting and applying statutes, executive orders, directives, regulations, administrative rulings and court decisionsProvide legal expertise and support including, but not limited to: consultations; drafting legal memoranda; interpreting and applying statutes, executive orders, directives, regulations, administrative rulings and court decisionsAdvise on standards of conduct and conflicts of interest mattersLitigation before administrative bodies and Federal Courts.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel May Be Required
Who May Apply
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United States Citizens
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
- Must maintain a Secret clearance
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time OVERTIME: Occasionally TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: Please visit https://www.sss.gov for more information.
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
Delegated Examining -Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing for up to 90 days. All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
** Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 30 August 1993.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Qualification standards for attorney positions may be found in DoD Directive 1442.2, "Personnel Actions Involving Civilian Attorneys" at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/144202p.pdf
Applicants must be and remain a member in good standing of the Bar of a State or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia and provide proof of membership; and possess a Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor Degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of their graduation. A copy of a college transcript and membership to the Bar must be submitted by the selectee before final hiring is completed.
Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.abanet.org/legaled/approvedlawschools/approved.html
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section of this announcement. The QUALITY of experience relates to how closely or to what extent your experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your resume must show you have the competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level. Salary will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement based on the complexity of work to be performed, the selectee's experience, education, training, and availability of funds.
Veteran's 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 atwww.opm.gov.)
Specialized Experience:** You must possess more than 3 years of professional legal experience that is equivalent to the duties and responsibilities of the position to be filled.
*Examples of creditable specialized experience are identified in the duties of this announcement and may also include: *
- Providing legal advice and services related to the full range of issues in the following legal areas: acquisition/Government contracts; fiscal law; civilian personnel (labor/employment)law; Government Ethics/standards of conduct; education/school law; special education; Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act; and litigation before Federal and state courts, and Federal administrative fora (Acquisition/Government contracts and fiscal law compose a significant portion of the duties for this position)
- Providing legal expertise and support in a multitude of ways, including: consultations; drafting legal memoranda; interpreting and applying statutes, executive orders, directives, regulations, administrative rulings and court decisions
- Providing legal expertise and support in a multitude of ways, e.g. consultations, drafting legal memoranda, and interpreting and applying statutes, executive orders, directives, regulations, administrative rulings and court decisions
- Developing and maintain effective working relationships and professional competence to all stakeholders Review administrative orders, rules, regulations and statutes
- Demonstrated professional knowledge in complex cases requiring the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and precedent that are not clearly distinguished. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Knowledge of statutes, rules, regulations and legal documents sufficient to advise on, prepare and recommend action.
- Ability to analyze, provide advice, and represent the agency on labor and employment matters
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing to upper level management and senior officials
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf
You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association possessing a Bachelor of Law or Juris Doctor Degree and be a member of a Bar in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
A copy of college transcripts and membership to a bar must be submitted with your application. NOTE: Failure to provide college transcripts and membership to a Bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
*Foreign Education: * For further information, click on the following link:
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement. ***Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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 determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf
Résumé: If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
Transcripts: REQUIRED--We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in order to be considered. Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in *REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. *Click Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. 1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents. 2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application. 3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
- Log into your USAJOBS account
- Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application
- Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.
If you cannot apply online:
- Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire
- Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov./Forms/pdffill/OPM1203fx.pdf
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Agency contact information
Applicant Help DODEA
Department Of Defense Education Activity DoDEA 4800 Mark Center Drive Alexandria, VA USA
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Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the qualifications and other basic requirements are eligible for referral and selection consideration.
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Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493528700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/22/2018
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 14
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time
Appointment type: Permanent