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Education may not be used as a substitution for qualifications for this position.
To qualify, you must possess professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. 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 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.
- 1) The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.);
2) Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Annual bar certification cards issued from your state of licensure are not considered acceptable. Proof is a “certificate of good standing” issued by your state of licensure dated within 6 months of the closing date of this announcement or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website that is dated within 6 months of the closing date of this announcement or sworn statement to that effect. If there is not a date on the screen shot, you must provide a statement signed by you on the date that the screen shot was created. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a “certificate of good standing” issued by their respective bar showing they are in good status and in active status prior to appointment.
3) In addition to 1 and 2 (listed above), the GS-15 grade level has the following qualification requirements:
You must possess professional legal experience in excess of 3 years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
In accordance with DoD 1442.2 (Personnel Actions Involving Civilian Attorneys), promotion for this position is based on the individual’s time, performance, and mastery of skills at the required grade level and only with approval of the designated official (DLA General Counsel) in accordance with the applicable regulation.
The legal experience described in your application package or resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies required to perform the duties of the position as described in the Major Duties section of this announcement. The QUALITY of experience will be evaluated and screened to determine how closely or to what extent your experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your application package or resume must demonstrate you have the competencies and quality of experience necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate grade level.
The PRINCIPAL SELECTION FACTORS for this position are as follows (Narrative Statement Required):
a. The ability to lead, manage and oversee a full-service legal organization engaged in a broad range of Agency legal practice and programs.
b. In depth knowledge of three or more of the following legal practice and programs areas: acquisition law; fiscal law; standards of conduct and ethics; personnel, EEO and labor law; administrative and civil law; litigation; procurement fraud; international and operational law; and alternative dispute resolution.
c. Ability to work effectively with a diverse senior client base and to serve as a member of the Major Subordinate Command’s (MSC’s) leadership team in ensuring mission success.
d. Experience and ability to improve organizational health and legal office culture, as well as to lead, mentor, and develop subordinate legal professionals and promote employee retention.
Other Selection Factor(s) Considered:
Breadth and depth of legal experience in multiple organizations and at multiple levels. A mix of experience at more than one MSC, base, post, operating location/installation (examples: Major Service Command; Combatant Command; Headquarters Military Staff Service; Joint Staff; and Defense Agency).
Acquisition law experience is highly desirable.
Security Clearance: This position is designated Critical Sensitive. If selected, you must obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance. If you are unable to obtain this level of security clearance (as a result of undisclosed or disclosed background issues), within a reasonable period of time (as defined by the Agency), the employment offer may be withdrawn. In addition, incumbent is subject to periodic re-investigation to maintain security eligibility in accordance with DoD 5200.2-R.