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ATTORNEY ADVISOR

Job Details

Hiring Organization Air Education and Training Command
Post Name ATTORNEY ADVISOR
Qualification 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
Industry Government
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 95339 To USD 123939 Per Year
Location Houston, Texas, United States 77001

Duties

  • As a senior attorney, advises the 502d Air Base Wing Commander, as well as subordinate and tenant unit commanders and managers, on a host of general law matters
  • For the most complex installation legal issues, prepares for and represents the AF/installation and its legal interests in correspondence, meetings, negotiations, and judicial and administrative hearings, involving federal, state, and local (and overseas, foreign) officials, parties with adverse interests, and commercial entities
  • Provides legal assistance to active duty military, dependents, eligible Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, retirees, and other DoD cardholders, consistent with Air Force Instructions (AFIs) and legal office policy

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • (Centrally Managed) PCS is authorized – DNRP will be paid
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov.
  • Attorney appointments are subject to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Candidates are not required to have active duty service or be veterans. preference to be referred to and considered. All qualified candidates who meet the recruitment assessment criteria will be referred to the elected official
  • The employee 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
  • Employees must adhere to the Air Force Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Employees may be required to work overtime
  • Employee may be required to travel for temporary duty away from home station
  • Employee may be required to file an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • Mobility is a condition of employment. The employee must sign an Air Force-wide mobility agreement

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)
  • 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 above requirement: Professional legal experience in excess of two (2) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, such as research and responding to difficult legal questions and methods of research, analyzing, interpreting, and applying Federal and State laws, regulations, policy directives, contracts, and other legal instruments;

Examine, interpret, and advise on cases, instruments, and directives, and makes recommended improvements or reversal of any adverse trends with attention to high-risk/problem-prone areas of adjudication;
Provide legal advice on high-level inquiries, proposed legislation, policies, and regulations where a legal or legal-related issue is involved; Develop solutions to problems involving highly intricate legal, factual, and political questions, and provide correct, practical legal advice and services in a timely manner.

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:

  • Knowledge of applicable law pertaining to the specialized areas of legal practice, as determined by the SJA, in order to provide legal advice and counsel to command and management and represent AF interests
  • Sufficient knowledge of federal, state, and local law, as it impacts the private individual, to provide personal legal assistance to eligible beneficiaries across the typical range of the AF legal assistance practice
  • Skill in recognizing and analyzing key legal issues in a factual situation and applying well-reasoned analysis to reach clear, concise conclusions
  • Ability to research legal issues, analyze complex factual situations in light of general legal principles and the results of research, and prepare legal opinions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals, in and outside the legal profession, both orally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to prepare cases for trial and/or try cases before a court, administrative body, or an official having quasi-judicial power.

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. Online 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.

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.

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

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

Department of the Air Force has implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements set forth in Executive Order 14043. Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law.

Upon selection, you will be required to provide documentation proof as “fully vaccinated” prior to the issuance of a firm job offer. Air Force will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exemption from this requirement. More information on COVID requirements may be found here. Additionally, please do not disclose your vaccination status on your resume.

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