<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is in the Senior Executive Service (SES), a small elite group of top Government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences, including strong skills to lead across organizations. As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the Federal Government and lead the next generation of public servants.<br /><br />You will serve as the Counsel, Military Sealift Command (MSC) for the Department of the Navy.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will formulate and implement legal policies and procedures pertaining to the procurement of Information Technology infrastructure, contract operation of Government-owned vessels, and voyage and long-term charters.</li> <li>You will serve as the senior advisor to the Commander in matters of business and administration, including solving specific problems and formulating policies and procedures for future Command actions.</li> <li>You will advise the Commander and the General Counsel on international law, conventions, and maritime policy issues applicable to the operations of ships owned by the Navy and operated by MSC.</li> <li>You will advise the Commander and the General Counsel on international law, conventions, and maritime policy issues applicable to the operation of privately owned ships chartered by MSC.</li> <li>You will advise the Commander and the General Counsel as ship operator and shipper of Department of Defense (DoD) cargo</li> <li>You will serve as the senior ethics counselor in the Command ensuring that Commander, MSC, MSC managers, supervisors, and employees are kept up-to-date regarding acceptable standards of conduct.</li> <li>You will provide legal advice and services to the Commander, MSC and the Command's line managers in connection with civilian personnel law.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 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> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278e within 30 days of appointment.</li> <li>You will be required to sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 1403.03.</li> <li>Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a 2-year SES probationary period.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against qualifications which fall into two areas: Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). Failure to fully and concisely describe how your experience meets the competencies described in the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications will eliminate you from consideration.<br /><br />The application process used to recruit for this position is <b>RESUME-ONLY</b>. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. Any information in excess of 7 pages <b>WILL NOT</b> be considered. 5 pages are allowed for the resume and ECQs, and 2 pages are allowed for the MTQs. An example of a well-formatted resume that incorporates the information required can be viewed here: Sample Resume <br /><br />EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: You will be assessed against the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).They are designed to assess executive experience and potential – not technical expertise. They measure whether you have the broad executive skills needed in a variety of senior executive positions. Failure to meet a qualification requirement will disqualify an applicant.<br /><br />More information on these core qualifications are available at http: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp <br /><br />The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements at the website: http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf <br /><br />(Note: Current career Senior Executive Service (SES); former career Senior Executive Service (SES) who are reinstatement-eligible; and graduates of OPM-certified Candidate Development Programs are not required to address the ECQs, but must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications)<br /><br />To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the <b>Technical Qualifications (TQs)</b> listed below.<br /><br />1) Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.<br /> 2) Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent in this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.<br /> 3) Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent in the ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high- quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.<br /> 4) Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.<br /> 5) Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.<br /><br />MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Each must be addressed separately in your Supplemental Narrative Statement or resume. The MTQs must not exceed 2 pages.)<br /><br />1. Ability to analyze and organize complex factual and legal matters for oral and written presentations, including legal work experience demonstrating professional competence through such qualities as sound judgment, initiative, ethics, and industry.<br /><br />2. Ability to establish effective working relationships with persons having differing interest, and to manage, organize, and direct others.<br /><br />3. Knowledge of and experience in the practice in one or more of the following substantive areas of law practiced by DON OGC: (a) government contracts (with a preference for ship repair and ship support), fiscal, federal employment, and associated litigation; and (b) organizational relationships, mission, and procedures of the DoD and the DON.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia; and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court.<br /><br />If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: <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.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 permits a qualified individual to be given an initial appointment into the Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department of Defense (DoD) without being subject to the certification of Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Qualifications Review Board (QRB).<br /><br />A career SES appointment made under this authority does not guarantee that you will be eligible to transfer to another career SES appointment outside of the DoD without the need for you to compete. Other Federal agencies may require you to submit ECQs to OPM's QRB prior to your appointment in that agency.<br /><br />This position is not covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />Veterans' preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please see the How To Apply section of this vacancy announcement.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .<br /><br />A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.<br /><br />This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.<br /><br />As a Senior Executive within the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel (DON OGC), Counsel, Military Sealift Command (MSC) will serve as the primary legal advisor to the Commander, MSC for all legal matters arising from MSC's mission, including both its operational and contracting responsibilities. Counsel, MSC has full responsibility for directing and administering the legal program related to the Command's mission. Duties and responsibilities of this position include oversight of a comprehensive legal program.<br /><br />Upon Selection the following documents will be requested: An official transcript of the applicant's law school record together with an official statement of his/her relative standing in his/her class. However, if the individual has been a member of the Bar for 5 years or more, the transcript requirement may be waived. An official certificate showing that the applicant is a member of the Bar. An official statement that his/her fitness to practice law or his/her conduct as an attorney have never been challenged. If either his/her fitness or conduct has been challenged, an official statement concerning the facts and circumstances together with any explanation that the applicant himself may wish to submit. The work is predominately sedentary. No special physical demands are required to perform to work. <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 for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met. Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection.<br /><br />The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.<br /><br />Applicants that meet the basic qualifications requirements will be evaluated based on the quality and extent of their experience, training, and/or education indicated in the separate narrative statement. Resumes will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview. The Ad-hoc Executive Resources Board (AERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the approving authority.<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />A COMPLETE RESUME IS REQUIRED. Your resume must show relevant experience (cover letter optional) where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week & salary. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level i.e. GS-0201-09. Note: Only the last resume received will be reviewed.<br /><br />A NARRATIVE STATEMENT IS REQUIRED. Your narrative statement must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).<br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are strongly encouraged to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications, but are not required at the time of application. If you do not upload the suggested documents, then you must document in your application package (resume) the information needed to determine your eligibility. If selected, these documents will be requested at the time of tentative job offer to verify eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />ARE YOU A GRADUATE OF AN APPROVED SES CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM? You must provide a copy of your certificate of completion.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE? You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of your license or certificate in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your license number and the name of the licensing authority in your resume.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE? You must provide sufficient documentation of your education in your resume. You are strongly encouraged to provide a copy of transcripts or degrees in your application package. It is also acceptable to document your applicable course listing in your resume (course number, credits earned, etc…). You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> You are strongly encouraged to provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.<br /><br />ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, are strongly encouraged to provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /><br />ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said 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.