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SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER
Air National Guard Arlington, VA

SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY-ADVISER

Air National Guard
Arlington, VA
Expired: February 16, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Deputy Program Manager of the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program, a first and second level supervisor, providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over supervisory and nonsupervisory employees assigned to the Program. Provide timely victim rights law research, advice, and counsel regarding national level policy of agency-wide import to all organizational elements.

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.


Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application) - THIS IS AN EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENT.PERSON RECEIVING AN EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENT DO NOT RECEIVE COMPETITIVE SERVICE STATUS

Duties

  1. Responsible for supporting the Program Manager in hiring, oversight, policy and program development of all aspects of the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program
  2. Lead Civilian Attorney and Deputy Program Manager for Special Victims' Counsel.Provide critical leadership for civilian attorneys in the Program and is responsible for assisting with the daily planning, directing, and management of the functions of Senior Regional and Deputy Senior Regional SVC's and SVC-Paralegals.
  3. Develops, prepares, and executes special victims' counsel policy and standard operating procedure for sexual assault/sex-related crimes and domestic violence cases in the NG SVC Program. Interpret and develop appropriate processes and policy of the Special Victims' Counsel Program.
  4. Senior Counsel for High Profile Legal Issues and Response. Serve as a subject matter expert and point of contact for internal and external meetings on high visibility sexual assault and domestic violence victims' issues, including preparation and staffing responses to short-notice requests for information, and other related duties as assigned by NG-SVC Program Manager, NGB General Counsel, or the Army and Air TJAGs.
  5. Final reviewer for appellate counsel of NG SVC-represented sexual assault victims. Review all correspondence for appellate counsel who represent qualifying sexual assault victims as appellate counsel before the United States Air Force and Army Courts of Criminal Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), the United States Supreme Court and any other court, to include amicus curie representation in civilian court.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Attorney appointments are subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or veterans' preference to be referred and considered. All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
  • Employee must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth
  • Employee must adhere to the Air Force and Army Rules of Professional Conduct (AFI 51-110 and AR 27-26)
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • This position is an AF Testing Designated Position (TDP). Must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing for illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents threat to the mission of the AF, national security
  • Work requires significant (at least 25%) temporary duty travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft. Employee may be required to work overtime
  • Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • Employee must either already have or be able to obtain and maintain certification as competent to perform duties under 10 U.S.C. § 827(b) by one of the Judge Advocate Generals of one of the armed forces within 5 months of appointment
  • Unless a waiver for up to an additional 6 months is granted by the Program Manager of the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program
  • Eligibility for certification requires prior completion of initial judge advocate training at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, or the Naval Justice School
  • Employee must either already have or be able to obtain and maintain designation and certification as competent as a Special Victims Counsel under 10 U.S.C. § 1044e(d) by the Judge Advocate General of the Department of the Air Force
  • Requires completion of an initial victim counsel training at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, or the Naval Justice School within 9 months of appointment
  • Unless a waiver for up to an additional 4 months is granted by the Program Manager of the National Guard Special Victims' Counsel Program
  • If not previously completed at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, or Naval Justice School, employee must complete
  • Conti:training domestic violence and representing child victims within 14 months appointment If not completed prior to appointment or obtain a waiver of this requirement by Program Manager of the National Guard Special Victims Counsel Program.


Qualifications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • You 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). NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcript.
  • In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status.

In addition to the above requirements: you must have a professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.

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:

  1. In-depth knowledge of applicable law pertaining to the specialized areas of legal practice in order to provide education to command and management. Sufficient knowledge of federal, state, and local law, as it affects the private individual, to provide personal legal assistance to eligible beneficiaries across the typical range of the NG SVC practice; AND In-depth knowledge of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, the Rules for Court-Martial, the Military Rules of Evidence, DA-PAM 27-9 (Military Judge's Bench book), and other legal references relating to the military justice process. Remain versed in all statutes, directives, instructions and procedures that impact the National Guard, Army, and Air Force SAPR programs.
  2. In-depth knowledge of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and victims' rights, including need for sensitivity and confidentiality in sexual assault and domestic violence cases; AND In-depth knowledge of military justice practice and procedure, including trial practice and procedure. Knowledge of all applicable Air Force Instructions, Army Regulations and policy that pertain to sexual assault, sexual harassment and domestic violence, including line of duty, medical board processes, VA processes, and board of corrections processes and procedures; AND In-depth knowledge of providing instruction to course or conference attendees in policy, programs, and military justice issues.
  3. Broad, current knowledge of DoD, National Guard, Army and Air Force organizations, functions, authorities, and lines of command. Knowledge must cut across the entire spectrum of DoD, National Guard, Army and Air Force programs, operations, and management.
  4. Skill in performing legal research using electronic and traditional methods. Skill in recognizing and analyzing key legal issues in a factual situation and applying well-reasoned analysis to make arguments and reach clear, concise conclusions; AND Skill in communicating complex legal issues clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  5. Ability to analyze complaints to identify relevant issues, to analyze evidence, and to draw sound conclusions to make appropriate recommendations. Ability to research legal issues, analyze complex factual situations in light of general legal principles and prepare written legal opinions; AND Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and guidance and to meet established schedules for on- going projects and short-notice suspense's.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, in and outside the legal profession, both orally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings; AND Ability to lead civilian and military subordinates, including the ability to supervise subordinate attorneys and provide extensive guidance in military justice procedure and policy and victims' rights.

At the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, US commonwealth, US territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status and dated within four months of application.

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) and other 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 volunteer experience.

Education

Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.

Additional information

Continuation of Conditions of Employment:

If not previously completed at the Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, or the Naval Justice School, employee must complete training on domestic violence and representing child victims within 14 months of appointment if not completed prior to appointment or obtain a waiver of this requirement by Program Manager of the National Guard Special Victims Counsel Program

Superior Qualification/Leave Accrual incentives will be considered

This is a Supervisor 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.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.

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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 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.

The resume/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 "no...

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