About the Position: This position is located at Army Criminal Investigation Division, Quantico, Virginia. If you are currently serving in a permanent, competitive service appointment in the Federal service, and are selected for this position, the appointment will remove you from the competitive service while you occupy this position.
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Job Grade: 15
Total Openings: 1
Incumbent has oversight of all legal support services across Criminal Investigation Division (CID).
Supervises subordinate practitioners and personally provides legal advice and assistance on all facets of legal support executed within the National Security Law Practice Group.
Legal support to military and civilian special agents assigned worldwide in the conduct of felony-level criminal investigations of potential violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, federal criminal statutes, and potential war crimes.
Provides advice on the authority of special agents to conduct criminal investigations both domestically and abroad as well as the development and implementation of specialized investigative techniques.
Coordinates with military and civilian prosecutors in the development and exploitation of investigative leads, collection and custody of evidence, and direct support to prosecutions in military, state, and federal courts.
CID is responsible for implementing the Department of Defense (DoD) procurement fraud investigatory effort. Provides expert legal advice on all procurement and general economic fraud crimes throughout DoD.
CID provides support guidance and expertise in the investigation of worldwide felony investigations involving the use of computers and other technology as well as providing capabilities for Force protection from computer-based crimes.
Transregional Criminal Investigation is chartered by the Secretary of Defense for the conduct of classified, worldwide criminal investigations into war crimes and terrorism committed by foreign militaries and violent extremist organizations.
Supervises subordinate practitioners and personally provides legal advice and assistance on all facets of legal support executed within the Administrative and Military Law Practice Group.
Responsible for providing legal guidance and staff supervision on all information or documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
Serves as Senior Ethics Counselor for CID. Oversees the provision of standards of conduct advice; conducts command standards of conduct training programs.
Provides oversight, legal advice, and assistance on adverse administrative actions against military personnel that do not involve the exercise of command authority under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Serves as the foremost expert in forensic science and biometric support, services are provided not only throughout the Department of the Army, but across the Department of Defense as well as periodic support to other federal and non-federal agencies.
Supervises subordinate practitioners and personally provides legal advice and assistance on all facets of legal support executed within the Civil Law Practice Group.
Provides legal advice to Director, CID and senior staff officials on matters relating to the administration of civilian personnel and contractor employees.
Provides legal advice to the Assistant Director, Army Crime Records Center and Headquarters, Department of the Army Officials on substantiated criminal offenses committed by commissioned officers in the zones of consideration for promotion.
Exercises technical and administrative supervision over assigned employees involved in various fields of law. Establishes objectives, milestones, and overall strategy in conjunction with subordinates.
Who May Apply: US Citizens Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the minimum qualification requirements and on the extent to which their application shows possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. KSA’s: Skill in identifying and researching highly technical and complex legal issues. Skill in providing legal, technical, and policy guidance. Ability to effectively, professionally, and ethically manage a heavy caseload of clients with complex legal needs. Ability to supervise or lead others. Qualification Requirements: The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration: Education Requirements: Position requires the possession of the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) AND a member in good standing with the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Applicants for initial appointment into attorney positions within the Department of Army must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of the applicant’s graduation. As indicated below, a law school transcript must be submitted with your application materials. Bar Membership: Applicants must currently be a member in good standing (as defined by the pertinent bar) of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As noted below, proof of such membership and good standing must be submitted with your application materials. Experience: In addition to the requirements above, applicants for the GS-15 or equivalent Attorney positions must also possess 3 years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience. Time in Grade: The Qualifying Authorities (QA’s) will make a determination as to the applicability of time in grade based on the requirements of the position. If you are currently employed as an attorney by the Federal government you must have completed one year at the next lower grade level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade level as the position being filled. NOTICE OF VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the 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 (e.g., DD Form 214, “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”) to their submissions. Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference”, and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. The SF 15 will identify the supporting documentation required along with the list of the types of 10-point preference. The SF 15 is available from the OPM at https://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/sf/.