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General Attorney – Tulsa, OK

Posted on January 10, 2019

The US Department of the Army is seeking an Attorney for the Tulsa office. The responsibilities will include:

  • Renders advice and represents Tulsa District in the resolution of complex District legal issues.
  • Acts as principal attorney in charge of civil litigation and serves as Acting District Counsel in the absence of the District Counsel and Deputy District Counsel. Coordinates and reviews the work of GS-13 attorneys.
  • Renders legal opinions and provides advice and representation regarding contract formation, contract administration, and contract disputes.
  • Renders legal opinions and provides advice to Real Estate Division regarding a wide range of real estate questions and issues.
  • Provides review, analysis and resolution of regulatory/environmental matters.
  • Provides legal advice, assistance and support of all elements of the District office, including serving as Ethics Counselor.
  • Renders legal opinions and provides advice and representation regarding contract formation, contract administration, and contract disputes.

Occasional travel is required

Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon appointment and annually thereafter.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

All applicants MUST submit the following documents: (Items 2, 3, and 4 below do not apply to Current Corps of Engineers Attorneys.)

1) A signed & dated current Personal Qualifications Statement (SF-171), or an Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), or resume with vacancy announcement number.

2) Law School Transcripts & official statement of relative standing in class. A copy is acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty.

3) Official certificate showing the applicant is a member in good standing with the bar, together with a sworn (notarized) statement by the candidate that neither their fitness to practice law nor conduct as an attorney has ever been challenged, OR if either has been challenged, a sworn (notarized) statement concerning the facts & circumstances together with any explanation the applicant may deem appropriate.

4) Three recent letters of reference from members of the bar dated within 12 months of the opening date of this announcement.

5) Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.

6) Federal employees/reinstatement eligibles must submit a copy of their latest SF 50 and most recent performance evaluation; and applicants currently serving in the military must submit a copy of their most recent OER.

The following minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:

Education Requirements : Position requires the possession of a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and, for assignment within the Department of Defense, OGC, or DLSA, active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. The Military Departments may also extend the requirement for active bar membership to assignment of civilian attorneys within their respective Departments

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

Thus, an applicant 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 (LL.B. or J.D.). As indicated below, a law school transcript must be submitted with your application materials.

Statement of Good Standing: Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, 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: Attorneys performing duties at the GS-14 or equivalent-level positions are expected to perform with substantial independence, even when working on the most complex or difficult matters. Thus, the applicant must have 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 LL.M. may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.

Time in Grade Requirement: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government must have completed 1 year at the next lower level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.

  • You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs) Qualification Requirements:
  • Specialized experience and knowledge regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to providing legal advice and legal reviews on government contract formation, contact administration, and contract disputes.
  • Specialized experience and knowledge regarding federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to providing legal advice and legal reviews on real estate matters.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in regulatory and environmental law.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in civil litigation, including investigation and preparation of litigation reports.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the resolution of complex legal matters.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in serving as Ethics Counselor and in fiscal law.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Writing Sample: Applicants must submit a writing sample. Examples of writing skills may be demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.

 

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