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Army National Guard Units ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL) in Forbes AFB, Kansas

Summary THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL), Position Description Number D0291P01 and is part of the KS Joint Forces Headquarters, National Guard. Responsibilities As an ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL), GS-0905-12, you will be responsible for the effective management and accomplishment of the day to day legal workload necessary to provide legal services and support to the Adjutant General, staff elements of both the Army and Air National Guard and subordinate units, as well as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for the State and his staff. Provide professional legal advice and opinions, both written and oral, on issues arising from federal laws and regulations or concerning the federal mission of the National Guard. Serve as litigation point of contact for the State. Prepare litigation reports, briefs, pleadings and other papers associated with civil litigation involving the National Guard. Upon designation by the U.S. Department of Justice, or, in appropriate cases, when designated by the Office of Legal Adviser, National Guard Bureau, may appear as counsel for the National Guard or National Guard officials or employees in civil litigation. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: This position works on a 5/4/9 compressed work schedule that consists of a 5-day workweek, then a 4-day workweek (eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day and an SDO, Scheduled Day Off) to complete the 80-hour pay period. Work schedule is subject to change based on mission requirements. Telework: ELIGIBLE FOR SITUATIONAL TELEWORK ONLY, INCLUDING EMERGENCY AND PRESCRIBED "UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK" *If selected for an 0905 Occ Series, Attorney Advisor, there is a National Guard Bureau hiring process approval requirement by the General Counsel. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants will be considered and referred bi-weekly. Qualified Applicants will not be referred to the selecting supervisor until an applicant pool of at least 3 is collected. Military Grades: O2 through O4 Compatible Military Assignments: OBR: 27A GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. The following six basic qualification competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Behaviors) are required to successfully meet the basic qualification factors within an applicable career level in the Series GS-0905, Attorney-Adviser program positions: Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; Knowledgeable of military and civilian laws, directives, regulations, policies, and procedures; Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communications; Skilled interpersonal communications, empathy, and effective listening; Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively; Ability to organize thoughts, research materials, and manage case projects; and Skilled in comprehending and interpreting directives and laws. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 12 months work experiences as a professional Attorney Advisor. Knowledgeable of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard mission requirements. Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on United States Code Title 32 ยง 709, National Guard Program. Able to recognize and identify complex constitutional, state-federal, and military-civilian jurisdictional issues frequently associated with the organization and administration of the Title 32 National Guard, and articulate them in the appropriate forum or context. Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on 10 United States Code, and the state equivalent to the federal Uniform Code of Military Justice. Experienced in conducting legal research in connection with cases pending administrative hearings, trials before courts of original jurisdiction, or arguments in appellate courts. Experienced in addressing legal questions referred by administrative officials of the employing agency, such as questions concerning the interpretation and application of statutes, rules, and regulations as they pertain to contracts, claims, or other legal instruments involving private business, state, local, national, or foreign governments. Experienced in addressing questions regarding the effects of provisions of proposed legislation or proposed changes in agency policies or regulations. Experienced in researching and providing legal advice in all functional areas of Administrative, Labor, Medical and Physical Disability, and Ethics Law. Additionally, capable of providing legal assistance in accordance with prescribed instructions and within legal guidelines. Experienced in planning, coordinating, and formulating litigation strategies. Experienced in addressing complex and difficult legal questions and factual issues requiring extensive research, analysis and evaluation of available precedents. Experienced in dealing with issues in the functional areas and demonstrated abilities to quickly identify both the legal and judgmental issues. As a subject matter expert, experienced in determining the facts and recommending effective solutions with minimal guidance or supervision. Experienced in developing and providing solutions to conflicting or contradictory DoD regulations, directives, and policies, and other NGB or state legal guidance. Experienced in addressing and resolving complex and difficult legal case problems, legal questions, or issues involved in the drafting of interpretation or application of legislation, regulations, contracts, decisions, or opinions requiring a solution. Experienced in preparing memoranda of reports that outlined and analyzed the factual and legal issues. Experiences involved preparing legal documents or advisory opinions, participated in contract negations, and examined documents for legal sufficiency. Skilled as a legal litigator and experienced in preparing litigation reports, briefs, pleadings, and other papers associated with civil litigations. Experienced in addressing Federal Labor-Management relations and skilled as a participating collective bargaining member of the management negotiating team. Skilled as the subject-matter expert in the complex and constantly evolving area of Medical and Physical Disability and Domestics Operations Law; conducted legal research, investigation and negotiation, and provided legal advice, opinions, recommendations and legal memoranda. Experienced in reviewing programs that requires analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and developing recommendations to resolve issues and problems. Competent in developing recommendations for overall detailed plans, goals, and objectives for implementation and evaluation of the legal program. Experienced in addressing issues, problems or concepts and skilled in observations and analysis projections. Experiences may have included addressing difficult and sensitive issues based on variations in the nature of the processes evaluated, the diverse missions of the units assigned, and resource limitations. Experienced in compiling, reconciling, and correlating data from a various sources, separate service programs, and integral record systems. Experienced in researching, cross-checking information, and interpreting data to obtain accurate and relevant information. Experienced and skilled in collecting information, documenting data to substantiate and validate findings, facts, or violations of government policies, procedures, and instructions. Skilled in negotiating with those who resist responding or cooperating, due to such issues as organizational conflict, competing objectives, or limited resources. Skilled in influencing managers or other staff officials to accept and implement findings or recommendations. Competent to meet with senior military and civilian leadership, high-ranking managers to include Adjutants General, commanders, other staff judge advocates, or other external agencies such as, representatives of the local community and private support organizations, state and local government authorities, or attorneys on an ad-hoc basis. Series GS-0905 applicants must have the capacity to perform essential functions and operations without risk to themselves or others. Applicants must meet the military skill classification, military experience qualification, and military physical and mental health requirements as applicable and directed by the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army and/or the Department of the Air Force. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must provide the following: 1. A current and completed medical physical with a cleared drug test; 2. Normal color vision as defined in Army or Air Force Medical Examinations and Standards; and, 3. No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies. Education The following education requirements are mandatory: Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor degree in law issued by an ABA- accredited law school; and, must be admitted to practice law in the highest court of any U.S. state, commonwealth, territory or the District of Columbia. As an Officer in the Army National Guard JAG Corps, must have completed the 14-week Judge Advocate General Basic Course. In addition to the standard education requirements and law degree qualifications, education achievements are allowed as limited substitutions for specialized experience factors in the GS-0905-12, JFHQ Attorney-Adviser position You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position. Additional Information If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).