Job opening: General Attorney
Salary: $103 409 - 134 435 per year
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: This position is located at U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Bliss, Installation Legal Office, Fort Bliss, Texas.
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.
Prosecutes and manages criminal cases in Federal Magistrate and District Court involving primarily civilian offenses committed on the federal lands of Fort Bliss within the Western District of Texas.
Works with El Paso U.S. Attorney's Office supervising AUSAs on Fort Bliss prosecutions, preparing cases for filing, negotiating please, and preparing for and prosecuting bench and jury trials.
Prosecute and manage citations, felony, and misdemeanor cases through the SAUSA program, including filing charges, dismissing erroneous citations, obtaining records, coordinating with probation officers, working with civilian defense counsel, etc.
Provide initial and continuing education in legal training to military law enforcement personnel.
Demonstrate a quick analytical ability and the facility to accurately and precisely articulate the critical issues in a case.
Demonstrate superior oral and writing skills, as well as strong research and interpersonal skills and good judgment.
Exercise and possess excellent communication and courtroom skills and exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with other attorneys, support staff, and client agencies.
Demonstrate excellent computer literacy skills and proficiency with electronic court filing.
Overseas Fort Bliss Central Violations Bureau traffic docket for all traffic offense on Fort Bliss in the Western District of Texas.
Advises or supervises law enforcement investigations by Fort Bliss CID, MPI, and other personnel as required in suspected crimes by civilian.
Serves as a legal counsel for special tasks, duties, and projects short or long term-as may be required.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- A two-year trial/probationary period may be required.
- This position requires the incumbent to maintain active bar membership, 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.
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.
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-13 or equivalent Attorney positions must also possess 2 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/.
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
- Address EQ-APF-W6CLAA US ARMY GARRISON FT BLISS
DO NOT MAIL
Fort Bliss, TX 79916
- Name: Army Applicant Help Desk