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Naval Air Systems Command

GENERAL ATTORNEY (ENVIRONMENTAL)

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  • Full Time
  • $117,962 - $191,900/year
  • Patuxent River, MD
June 17, 2024 Attorney

Job Description

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Duties
  • You will provide legal advice on difficult and extremely complex problems; advise clients on matters, and cases brought by or against the Department of the Navy.
  • You will present and summarize cases; draft and interpret laws and legislation; and evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments in preparation of matters and cases.
  • You will prepare legal briefs and opinions for matters and cases or negotiate settlements in the appropriate forum.
  • The incumbent will represent and advocate for the Department of the Navy and provide legal advice and counsel, in the form of oral advice and written opinions.
Salary
  • $117,962 - $191,900/year
Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
Qualifications This vacancy will be filled at the GS-13 through GS-15 level. A position filled at the GS-13 or GS-14 levels will have promotion potential to the NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent) level within the Acquisition Workplace Personnel Demonstration Project (ACQDEMO) system.

To be eligible for selection at the GS-13 level, the applicant must have in excess of two years of relevant legal experience within the environmental law community.

To be eligible for selection at the GS-14 level, the applicant must have at least three-and-one-half years of relevant legal experience within the environmental law community.

To be eligible for selection at the NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent), the applicant must have at least five-and-one-half years of relevant legal experience within the environmental law community. Knowledge and experience with regulatory agencies, environmental policies, planning in major systems acquisition, and practices of the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy structure and organization, and experience with providing legal advice to the aviation repair or test community with regard to occupational safety and health or environmental law, will be considered a plus. Familiarity with other areas of practice described above will be considered a plus but is not required. The grade level offered will be based upon the successful applicant's qualifications and funding availability.

Applicants will be evaluated on: (1) the depth, breadth, and quality of their relevant experience to the position being filled; (2) their ability to work both independently and as part of a team; (3) their ability to work well with clients and colleagues and develop strong attorney-client relations; and (4) their written and oral communication skills. Applicants with a record of making significant contributions to the advancement of the DON OGC or equivalent Office of the General Counsel or Law Firm/Office beyond the day-to-day legal practice are desired.

To be eligible for selection, an applicant must: (1) Be a U.S. citizen; (2) Have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; (3) Be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia; be admitted to practice before a state or federal court and (4) Be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance Education The successful applicant must have graduated with a J.D. or LL.M. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court. Other Information

This position will provide the full range of environmental legal services in support of NAVAIR Headquarters, its affiliated acquisition program offices, and the Command's field activities and detachments. Substantive areas of practice include occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, environmental planning, environmental remediation, natural resources conservation, legislative and regulatory development, contract review and drafting, and litigation support. Specifically, the successful candidate will review and respond to questions relating to actions, and proposed actions of the supported Navy command involving the application of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, Clear Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Endangered Species Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and other Federal statutes and regulations. In addition to these duties, the applicant may be expected to support other areas of OGC practice to include litigation, procurement, civilian personnel law, fiscal law, standards of conduct/ethics and FOIA/Privacy Act as needed. This position requires periodic travel for training, command-assist visits, and command inspections.

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

This position is not covered by the Department of the Defense Priority Placement Program.

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf.

Required Documents

A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by submitting with your application official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

Are you a veteran claiming veterans' preference?
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must specifically claim such eligibility 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. (SF-15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)

Not all veterans are preference eligible. For a summary of time periods, campaigns, and conditions that entitle an applicant to preference eligibility, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans, and see the Veterans' Preference Advisor, operated by the Department of Labor at http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/vetspref.htm.

Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members will be required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command during processing of any hiring action. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a resume; two legal writing samples (not more than 10 pages each; portions of longer documents are acceptable); your most recent SF-50 (if a current federal employee) and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who may be contacted. Applicants who have graduated from law school less than five years prior to the announcement closing date must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank. Applicants should clearly indicate if they do not want their current supervisor contacted. The cover letter should address when the applicant will be available to report for duty. Current Federal employees should also indicate their present GS and step level or equivalent grade and salary. Please redact social security numbers on any submitted documents.

Electronic applications should be submitted to: kimberli.k.bartholomew.civ@us.navy.mil and amy.c.king18.civ@us.navy.mil. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

Facsimile applications will not be considered.

All resumes/applications must be received no later than the close date of this flyer.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



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