GENERAL ATTORNEY

Defense Information Systems Agency

Summary This position for The Defense Information Systems Agency is at Fort Meade, Maryland. GS-12 Salary Range: $99,200 – $128,956 GS-13 Salary Range: $117,962 – $1153.354 GS-14 Salary Range: $139,395 – $181,216 This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. This position is in the excepted service. It is filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Responsibilities Provide advice and assistant to the DISA management staff on all administrative legal matters. Provide legal support to the designated DISA Program Manager for various programs such as the Ethics in Government program, Freedom of Information programs, the Privacy Act Program, Reasonable Accommodation, Anti-Harassment, etc. Prepare and present cases on behalf of the agency before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and/or any other personnel, employment, or labor law related administrative or judicial forum. Assist General Counsel in the legal review and approval of various aspects of civilian personnel management such as employee participation in activities or private associations, equal employment matters and adverse actions against employees. Serve as an alternate Ethics and Standards of Conduct counselor. Assist General Counsel in providing advice and counsel concerning military and civilian personnel, use of appropriated funds or any issues relating to DISAs operations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Basic Requirement for positions in the 0905 series: All applicants must possess the first professional law degree (L.L.B or J.D.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Colombia. AND For the GS-12 level: a. Two years of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level, or b. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) plus 1 year of professional legal experience at or equivalent to the GS011 level. For the GS-13 level: The attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of 2 years that is commensurate with duties and responsibilities of the position. For the GS-14 level: The attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Specialized experience For the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 if outside the Federal service, is required. Specialized experience is defined as experience supporting various legal programs, assisting management in the evaluation and resolution of legal issues, and researching and developing agency policies and procedures. For the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-12 if outside the Federal service, is required. Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting in-depth legal research, formulating complex legal strategies, providing analysis on regulatory compliance, overseeing policy development, and offering guidance on personnel management to ensure adherence to federal regulations and guidelines. For the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-13 if outside the Federal service, is required. Specialized experience is defined as experience providing legal support for programs (including but not limited to: Ethics in Government program, Freedom of Information programs, etc.), advising senior management on administrative matters and policy formulation, assisting in the development of agency policies, presenting and litigating cases on behalf of the agency, and conducting legal review and approval of various civilian personnel management aspects. Candidates must describe how they meet the specialized qualifying experience within the body of their resume. In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicants background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of knowledge, skills and abilities, or competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing KSAs or competencies are required. Qualifications must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. If interested, email your applications to: disa.meade.gc.mbx.disa-gen-counsel-applicants@mail.mil and reference “Announcement 12439415.” Education Transcripts (if applicable) if you are substituting education for specialized experience you must submit all of your transcripts. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services . Failure to provide transcripts, or a determination that you do not possess the basic requirements, will result in objection to your qualification, and removal from consideration. Additional Information Veterans Preference: Veterans preference does not apply under Excepted Service hiring authority A two year probationary or trial period may be required. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. Management has the prerogative to select at any grade level. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. For more information on veterans preference click here. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here. You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility. For more information on veterans preference click here. For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here. All applicants are encouraged to apply electronically. If you are unable to apply on-line, you may contact 317-212-0454 for assistance.

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