Army Installation Management Command Attorney-Adviser (Labor) in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Incumbent will serve as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate providing legal advice on civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law and all labor relations matters. Cases involve union/employee grievances on a wide variety of topics, adverse actions, reductions in force, employment discrimination, collective bargaining, and negotiability.
About the Position: This position is located with the Installation Legal Office at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
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The Attorney-Adviser (Labor) will serve as attorney adviser, consultant, and legal expert for general administrative law, labor law, law of military installations, and government ethics. Some of the duties may include:
- Provide oral and written advice concerning civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law, and labor relations matters.
- Represent Department of the Army as a Trial Attorney before administrative judges, arbitrators and investigators from agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the DOD Investigations Resolutions Division (IRD), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), among others.
- Prepare various pleadings, motions, legal memoranda, etc., associated with labor/employment litigation.
- Assist in federal litigation in labor/employment cases, to include preparing litigation reports.
- Practice preventive law by reviewing proposed personnel actions for adequacy of evidence and procedural sufficiency.
- Advise managers and supervisors on informal resolution of grievances and discrimination complaints and advises and participates on management negotiation teams before and during union contract negotiations.
- Negotiate settlements and stipulations with employees' attorneys.
- Performs administrative law duties including provide advice and prepare legal opinions on questions of law pertaining to the operation of a military installation to include military personnel.
- Serve as legal adviser to investigating officers and boards of officers conducting investigations under the provisions of Army Regulation 15-6 as required.
- Assist Staff Judge Advocate in training and familiarizing newly assigned military attorneys in handling administrative law problems.
Occasional travel - Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) of up to 10% of the time may be required.
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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.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
- Must be a member in good standing of the American Bar Association.
- Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450 is required upon entry and annually.
- You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at the time of application.
- Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
- Secret Security Clearance is required.
Who May Apply:
- External Recruitment Military Spouse Preference
Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following competencies:
- Knowledge of Federal Labor Law including civilian personnel law, employment discrimination law and all labor relations matters.
- Knowledgeable of General Administrative Law as well as law pertaining to military installations to provide counsel and guidance regarding the administration and operation of a military installation.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and to research, analyze and interpret complex legal issues, laws, regulations and policies, and to provide legal advice and opinions that are concise, well reasoned, legally sound and consistent with relevant precedent.
- Ability to represent Department of the Army as a trial attorney before arbitrators, investigators and administrative judges.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with others.
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 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/.
Time in Grade Requirement: If currently employed by the federal government you must have completed one year of time-in-grade 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.
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
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 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: An 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement.
- Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of 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.
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- Required Documents
The following documents are required:
- Resume: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.
- Official law school transcript and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies of documents are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty.
- Official certificate showing that you are a member in good standing of the bar. The official certificate must be dated within three months of the date that the application package 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).
- 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 your knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation that you deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn (notarized) statement, a statement which includes 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 must be dated within three months of the date that the application package is submitted. The statement 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).
- Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.
NOTE: 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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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/28/2018 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Applyto access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10167353).
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
- It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
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Army Applicant Help Desk
KA-APF-W6B8AA US ARMY GARRISON FT LEONARD WOOD DO NOT MAIL Fort Leonardwood, MO US
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Once this announcement closes, your application/resume package will be reviewed to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for selection. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview, however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496825200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 04/27/2018 to 05/28/2018
Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent