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JOB TITLE:

ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Laughlin AFB Texas United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

  • Serve as Specialized Skill Attorney and Advisor.
  • Performs legal work in the area of Environmental Law.
  • Perform legal work involving Acquisition and Contract Law.
  • Perform legal work in the area of Labor Law.
  • Responsible for overseeing the 47th Flying Wing's Ethics program.
  • Perform legal assistance and provides preventative law guidance.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.
    S.
    Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.
    sss.
    gov.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Employee may be recalled to duty to support contingency or emergency operations.
  • Personal data, to which the incumbent has access, is controlled by the Privacy Act of 1974 and must be safeguarded appropriately.
    .
  • Attorney appointments are subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or veterans preference to be referred and considered.
    All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel by regularly scheduled military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY
  • This position is designated as a KEY POSITION IAW AFI 36-507.
    Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations.
  • Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
  • This position is in the Federal Excepted Service.
    This appointment does not confer Career-Conditional or Career Status in the Federal Competitive Service.
  • Recruitment and selection of incumbent for this position will be accomplished in accordance with AFI 51-107 Employment of Civilian Attorneys.
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function.
  • This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve.
    (IAW: DoDD 1200.
    7, \"Screening the Ready Reserve,\")
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation, and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency (cont'd)
  • cont'd: or office to function effectively.
    This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve.
    (IAW: DoDD 1200.
    7, \"Screening the Ready Reserve,\")
  • This position is designated as a KEY POSITION IAW AFI 36-507.
    Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations.
    Incumbents of key positions must be removed (cont'd)
  • cont'd: from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

Qualifications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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 transcripts with the application.
  • 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.
In addition to the basic requirement, you must have professional legal experience in excess of two (2) years that commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position at equivalent to the GS-11 level or National Security Personnel System (YA-02) level, or The second professional law degree (LL.
M.
), plus one year of professional legal experience at the GS-11 level or National Security Personnel System YA2 level.


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:
  • Professional knowledge of law, legal principles, ethics and federal regulations relevant to the duties of the position and experience to provide timely and pertinent advice.
    Knowledge of Environmental and Labor law.
  • Skill and knowledge involving Contracts and contractual actions.
    Knowledge of the government-wide and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS).
  • Skill and ability to recognize analyze and discern key legal points of a factual situation, Skill and ability to teach and guide lesser experienced attorneys and other members of the staff as necessary.
  • Skills and ability to review and concisely & clearly convey legal issues, documents or decisions top personnel not in the legal profession.
    Skill and ability to effectively communicate orally or in writing.
  • Ability to plan and conduct thorough legal research with available resources.
    Ability to quickly and accurately identify key facts, assess their significance, and correctly apply pertinent legal standards and principles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in both formal and informal settings and provide well-reasoned analyses and clear conclusions on complex issues with little advance preparation.
At the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of \"active\" status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, US commonwealth, US territory, or the District of Columbia.
On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in \"active\" status and dated within four months of application.


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.

Education

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.

NOTE: You MUST submit transcripts with the application.

Additional information

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.
Click here for more information.


Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.


Writing Example: Prior to receiving an offer, you will be asked to provide a writing sample demonstrating your legal analytical skills.


Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.


120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date.
Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.


Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.


Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.


If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.
If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of \"not qualified\" or \"insufficient information\" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


Applications who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application.
    Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration.
    Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming.
    Click
    here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    • Online Application: Questionnaire
    • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.
      e.
      , month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
      If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
      If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.
      e.
      GS-0301-09.
      Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume.
      Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc.
      , on your resume.
    • License: 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.
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date.
    Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave.
    At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a \"certification\" memo in lieu of a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
    The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge (honorable/general) and type of separation (i.
      e.
      separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander
    NOTE: The VOW Act provides tentative preference.
    If appointed, a DD Form 214 must be submitted upon receipt.


    NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring.
    Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation to their submissions.


    Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim Veterans Preference must submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD Form 214, which must include the character of service, and a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,\" and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed.
    (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.
    opm.
    gov.
    )

    NOTE: Applicants for attorney appointments do not require veterans' preference in order to be eligible for consideration.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/14/2024

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297197

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire.
    Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.


    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1.
    Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications).
    If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.
    The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is \"most recent.
    \"

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.
      e.
      , hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
      If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • Ensure your resume contains your full name.
    2.
    A complete Application Questionnaire

    3.
    Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section).
    Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.


    4.
    Optional Documents: Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.


    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.
    e.
    , resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.
    You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully.
    You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here.
    Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.


    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Total Force Service Center

    Phone

    1-800-525-0102

    Email

    DO.
    NOT.
    EMAIL@CALL.
    ONLY

    Address

    Laughlin AFB
    426 Liberty Drive
    Laughlin AFB, TX 78843
    US

    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
    After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.


    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.
    Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration.
    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS.
    Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application.
Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration.
Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming.
Click
here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.
    e.
    , month/year to month/year or month/year to present).
    If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.
    e.
    GS-0301-09.
    Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume.
    Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc.
    , on your resume.
  • License: 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.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date.
Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave.
At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a \"certification\" memo in lieu of a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
  • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
  • Branch of Armed Forces
  • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
  • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
  • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
  • Expected character of service/discharge (honorable/general) and type of separation (i.
    e.
    separation or retirement)
  • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
  • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander
NOTE: The VOW Act provides tentative preference.
If appointed, a DD Form 214 must be submitted upon receipt.


NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring.
Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation to their submissions.


Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim Veterans Preference must submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD Form 214, which must include the character of service, and a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,\" and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed.
(SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.
opm.
gov.
)

NOTE: Applicants for attorney appointments do not require veterans' preference in order to be eligible for consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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.


Help

This job is open to

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from U.
S.
Citizens (U.
S.
citizenship required at time of application).

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

113047 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707240772-b67c9809f4589d2491cd8fa0e03edbbe

LOCATION:

Texas United States

CITY:

Laughlin AFB

Job Origin:

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Duties

  • Serve as Specialized Skill Attorney and Advisor.
  • Performs legal work in the area of Environmental Law.
  • Perform legal work involving Acquisition and Contract Law.
  • Perform legal work in the area of Labor Law.
  • Responsible for overseeing the 47th Flying Wing's Ethics program.
  • Perform legal assistance and provides preventative law guidance.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Employee may be recalled to duty to support contingency or emergency operations.
  • Personal data, to which the incumbent has access, is controlled by the Privacy Act of 1974 and must be safeguarded appropriately..
  • Attorney appointments are subject to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or veterans preference to be referred and considered. All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the selecting official.
  • Incumbent may be required to travel by regularly scheduled military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY
  • This position is designated as a KEY POSITION IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations.
  • Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.
  • This position is in the Federal Excepted Service. This appointment does not confer Career-Conditional or Career Status in the Federal Competitive Service.
  • Recruitment and selection of incumbent for this position will be accomplished in accordance with AFI 51-107 Employment of Civilian Attorneys.
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function.
  • This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve. (IAW: DoDD 1200.7, \"Screening the Ready Reserve,\")
  • The duties of this position meets all requirements as a category 4 designation, and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without seriously impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency (cont'd)
  • cont'd: or office to function effectively. This position must be removed from the Ready Reserve and CAN NOT become a member of the Ready Reserve. (IAW: DoDD 1200.7, \"Screening the Ready Reserve,\")
  • This position is designated as a KEY POSITION IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed (cont'd)
  • cont'd: from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

Qualifications

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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 transcripts with the application.
  • 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.
In addition to the basic requirement, you must have professional legal experience in excess of two (2) years that commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position at equivalent to the GS-11 level or National Security Personnel System (YA-02) level, or The second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus one year of professional legal experience at the GS-11 level or National Security Personnel System YA2 level.

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:
  • Professional knowledge of law, legal principles, ethics and federal regulations relevant to the duties of the position and experience to provide timely and pertinent advice. Knowledge of Environmental and Labor law.
  • Skill and knowledge involving Contracts and contractual actions. Knowledge of the government-wide and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS).
  • Skill and ability to recognize analyze and discern key legal points of a factual situation, Skill and ability to teach and guide lesser experienced attorneys and other members of the staff as necessary.
  • Skills and ability to review and concisely & clearly convey legal issues, documents or decisions top personnel not in the legal profession. Skill and ability to effectively communicate orally or in writing.
  • Ability to plan and conduct thorough legal research with available resources. Ability to quickly and accurately identify key facts, assess their significance, and correctly apply pertinent legal standards and principles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in both formal and informal settings and provide well-reasoned analyses and clear conclusions on complex issues with little advance preparation.
At the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of \"active\" status and in good standing with a bar of the highest court of a State, US commonwealth, US territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in \"active\" status and dated within four months of application.

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.

Education

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.
NOTE: You MUST submit transcripts with the application.

Additional information

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Writing Example: Prior to receiving an offer, you will be asked to provide a writing sample demonstrating your legal analytical skills.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of \"not qualified\" or \"insufficient information\" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applications who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

    • Online Application: Questionnaire
    • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    • License: 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.
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a \"certification\" memo in lieu of a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge (honorable/general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander
    NOTE: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form 214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation to their submissions.

    Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim Veterans Preference must submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD Form 214, which must include the character of service, and a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,\" and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)

    NOTE: Applicants for attorney appointments do not require veterans' preference in order to be eligible for consideration.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

    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.

  • How to Apply

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/14/2024

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297197

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is \"most recent.\"

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    • Ensure your resume contains your full name.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

    4. Optional Documents: Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information

    Total Force Service Center

    Phone

    1-800-525-0102

    Email

    DO.NOT.EMAIL@CALL.ONLY

    Address

    Laughlin AFB
    426 Liberty Drive
    Laughlin AFB, TX 78843
    US

    Next steps

    Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.

  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • License: 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.
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a \"certification\" memo in lieu of a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
  • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
  • Branch of Armed Forces
  • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
  • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
  • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
  • Expected character of service/discharge (honorable/general) and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
  • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
  • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander
NOTE: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form 214 must be submitted upon receipt.

NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE:
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Defense considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation to their submissions.

Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim Veterans Preference must submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD Form 214, which must include the character of service, and a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,\" and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)

NOTE: Applicants for attorney appointments do not require veterans' preference in order to be eligible for consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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.

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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  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens (U.S. citizenship required at time of application).

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