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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The salary for Tier 2 position in Army is normally between $168,165 – $185,000<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The Director, Soldier & Family Legal Services provides leadership and policy oversight for the Army Legal Assistance, Special Victims Counsel and Claims Programs and their provision of legal services to Soldiers and families world-wide; and as Suspension & Debarment Official (SDO) executes Suspension & Debarment (S&D) responsibilities on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. Independently responsible for supervision and effective operation of the US Army Claims Service (USARCS) and the OTJAG Legal Assistance Policy Division, and for the planning and development of the Army's world-wide Claims and Legal Assistance Programs. Independently responsible for doctrine development and the provision of legal services to the Army's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers under the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), and providing legal assistance to victims of sexual assault. Independently adjudicates S&D actions, engages internally and externally to shape S&D legislation, regulation and policy, and as Senior Accountable Official executes OMB direction to evaluate and ensure appropriate resourcing of the Army's (S&D) program. Oversees USARCS execution of an annual budget of approximately $40 million. Serves under the general direction and receives broad strategic guidance from The Judge Advocate General and the Deputy Judge Advocate General. Oversees a workforce of 320 combined military and civilian; directly supervises personnel at the COL/GS-15 level. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 00 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT<br /> You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this position.<br /> You must be able to submit and pass designated and/or Random Drug Testing as required.<br /> You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI.</strong> <ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required. You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the SES.</li> <li>Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter.</li> <li>The incumbent is required to travel on both scheduled and unscheduled aircraft, and other modes as required, under conditions specified under the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.</li> <li>The incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high level meetings to obtain resolution of problems and gather information to assist in the decision making process.</li> <li>Mobility: An essential element of the SES is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army SES positions may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The U.S. Army senior leadership considers mobility to be an integral part of employment as an SES member with the Department of the Army.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties of the position. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the SES corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.<br /><br />In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. The individual must possess a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives should demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required–this information should be embedded within the application package (Resume and Technical Qualifications).<br /><br />*** <strong>TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION(S) (TQ): (MANDATORY SUBMISSION)</strong> A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ. TQ must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Total TQ write-up may not exceed 1 pages per TQ using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:<br /><br /><strong>TQ 1: Knowledge of, and experience in, the management of a large, complex, and diverse organization requiring executive level leadership skills.<br /><br />TQ 2: Demonstrated ability to analyze and organize complex factual and legal issues from procurement fraud investigations to protect the integrity of the Federal procurement process.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Please Note</strong>: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program (DCP), who have been certified by OPM must load your SF-50 or certificate under the Executive Core Qualification.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />An applicant 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). Applicants must currently be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Management desires that applicants have at least five (5) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, practicing law at a major command or higher level (or equivalent level in the civilian sector) as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or possess an LLM in the desired area of practice with three (3) years of professional legal experience acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. To be mobile and relocate to assigned area world-wide to support the mission.<br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION: </strong>If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li><strong>Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 provides initial appointments into the Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department of Defense (DoD) without subject to certification of Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB).</strong></li> <li><strong>Career SES appointments made under this authority does not guarantee you may be eligible to noncompetitively transfer to another career SES appointment outside of the DoD. Other Federal agencies may require submission of ECQs to OPM's QRB prior to appointment in that agency.</strong></li> <li>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.</li> <li><strong>Veteran's Preference</strong>: By law Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.</li> <li><strong>False Statements</strong>: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.</li> <li><strong>Non Discrimination</strong>: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.</li> <li><strong>Adverse Information Screening</strong>: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.</li> <li><strong>E-verify:</strong> If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience.<br /><br />Your resume will be evaluated by an SES rating and ranking panel, and afterwards, highly qualified candidates will undergo the Structured Interview process.<br /><br />The Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority where final interviews and reference checks may occur. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your Resume (<strong>MANDATORY SUBMISSION, NO MORE THAN 5 PAGES</strong>): Submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications. Your resume must contain:<br /> Vacancy Announcement number <ul> <li>Full name, email, mailing address, day and evening telephone numbers.</li> <li>Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges/universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http: www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html </li> <li>Documents related to credentialing as a lawyer (MANDATORY SUBMISSIONS). All applicants must provide:</li> </ul> -Certificate of Good standing from state bar/court that they are licensed to practice law in that state.<br /> -Self-certification that their practice of the law has never been challenged.<br /> -Law School transcript-original with the seal.<br /> -Class rank (if not listed on transcript), then need letter from a law school administrator regarding the class rank.<br /><br />2. Technical Qualification<strong> (MANDATORY SUBMISSION): </strong>A separate narrative statement specifically addressing the mandatory technical qualification. This separate statement may not exceed one page (per MTQ) using 12pt, Arial or Times New Roman with 1 inch margins. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:<br /><br /><strong>TQ 1: I have the knowledge of, and experience in, the management of a large, complex, and diverse organization requiring executive level leadership skills.<br /><br />TQ 2: Demonstrated ability to analyze and organize complex factual and legal issues from procurement fraud investigations to protect the integrity of the Federal procurement process.</strong><br /><br />In lieu of the narrative statement, current career SES members, reinstatement eligible, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates must provide the documentation listed in item #4 – <strong>you must load your SF-50 or certificate under the Executive Core Qualification</strong>.<br /><br />3. Performance Assessment.<strong> (MANDATORY SUBMISSION</strong>): Submit ONE of the following: A signed letter of recommendation dated within the last three years that assesses your performance; *or* your most recent signed performance appraisal. (Please do not submit any prior appraisals.)<br /><br />4. Current or former employees <strong>MUST</strong> provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility. SES Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>NOTE</strong>: 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. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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