The primary purpose of this position is to Serves as an Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Deputy General Counsel (Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law). Performs legal research and analysis in the solution of legal problems pertaining to matters of interest to the Air Force within the functional areas assigned. The Office of the General Counsel (Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law) serves its client, the Department of the Air Force.

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.

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.


  • 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 transcripts.
  • 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the above requirement: you must have professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as recognized as a technical/functional authority within and outside of the organization. As well as, fosters the development of others by providing guidance or sharing expertise. Directs assignments to encourage employee development and cross-functional growth to meet organizational needs. Pursues professional self-development, and leads defines, manages, and integrates efforts of several groups or teams. Assumes and assigns ownership of processes and products, as appropriate.

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. Knowledge of applicable substantive federal laws, regulations, and policies.

2. Knowledge of the role and duties of the Government attorney.

3. Ability to apply knowledge of the law to help achieve Air Force policy and programmatic objectives, as well as, the ability to communicate complex legal issues and theories effectively orally and in writing.

4. Skill in various research methodologies, including computer-assisted technologies.

5. Skill in gathering data and conducting interviews.

6. Knowledge of communication methodologies and staffing processes peculiar to the legal profession, and the knowledge of computer-assisted drafting software, e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.

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.

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