This vacancy will be filled through OPM’s Direct Hire Authority. This position is in the Excepted Service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

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As an ATTORNEY ADVISOR (GENERAL) you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Work within the framework of U.S. law and regulations, including DoD, Defense Logistics Agency and Joint Staff (JS) directives and policies.
  • Focus primarily on Civilian Personnel and Labor Law; Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics; and Administrative Law, including legal issues associated with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act.
  • Support the JS in both general and specialized areas of considerable complexity requiring a broad knowledge of the law, administrative practices, and organizational structure of the DoD, the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, and the Military Departments.
  • Provide legal services, advice, counsel, and representation in the fields of civilian personnel and labor law; equal employment opportunity; standards of conduct, government ethics, and administrative law to include fiscal law, FOIA/Privacy Act, and such other duties as the CJCS/LC and/or the Principal Deputy may assign.
  • Act independently on assigned range of legal issues, conduct required legal research independently and prepare legal analyses and opinions regarding assigned legal matters.
  • Maintain close liaison with legal counterparts within DoD OGC; OCJCS/LC; the combatant commands; and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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