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Army National Guard Units ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) TITLE 32 in Salem, Oregon


This National Guard position is for an ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) TITLE 32, Position Description Number D2436000 and is part of the OR JFHQ, National Guard.


As an ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) TITLE 32, GS-0905-14, the position is located in the Joint Force Headquarters - State (JFHQ-ST), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA). The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the full-time professional legal adviser and support to the Adjutant General, the Commander of federally recognized Army and Air National Guards, and state/territory unique public defense or safety structures. Also, serves as the principle professional legal adviser to the United States Property and Fiscal Officer (USPFO), state/territory National Guard senior leadership, state/territory National Guard directorates, and subordinate National Guard commanded units or state/territory level divisions. 1. General Law: Furnishes legal advice and services on all matters arising from, or pertaining to, activities of the state National Guard and state militia. Assures that both Adjutant General, head of the state military department and staff elements receive the best possible legal advice and recommendations for actions. Provides options, alternative courses of action, and recommendations in the resolution of problems or the accomplishment of desired results. Responsible for preventive law, which requires foreseeing potential issues, taking proactive action to deflect, and resolving the concern. Must be fully knowledgeable of Department of Defense (DoD), service, NGB, state policies and operations, and local policies in order to recognize potential issues and problems before they arise, and to provide meaningful input into appropriate resolutions. Maintains the capability and knowledge of all aspects of the law and regulations which affect the operations of the state national guard, state militia, and their personnel. Exercises oversight over the day-to-day legal operations within the state National Guard and state militia. 2. Labor and Employment Counsel Duties: Provides legal advice and assistance to state NG on the full spectrum of civilian personnel management and administration including difficult issues involving staffing, recruitment, assignment, performance management, pay and allowances, training, promotion, discipline, appeals and dispute resolution. Incumbent prepares exhaustively researched, well-reasoned and well written precedent-setting legal opinions on civilian personnel law, management- employee relations, as well as interpretation and application of the state and federal Constitution, statutes, Executive Orders, rules and regulations as they pertain to civilian personnel management and administration 3. Trial Attorney: Acts as trial attorney for employment related administrative hearings, investigations, and litigation for state NG. Appears before investigators, examiners, and Administrative law judges, representing state NG at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity commission (EEOC), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Formulates and proposes state NG's litigation strategy and legal position on issues of first impression involving interpretation and application of laws, regulations and policy issuances. 4. Counsel for Contract and Fiscal Law: Incumbent serves as state NG contract and fiscal law counsel. In this role the incumbent provides expert, authoritative legal advice to the state NG on all aspects of contract and fiscal law. Incumbent further provides authoritative interpretation and application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR); and reviews proposed contracts for legal sufficiency. Reviews Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs), Justification and Analysis (J&As), Economy Act Determination and Findings (D&Fs), expenditures for legal sufficiency under the FAR and compliance with fiscal law and policy. Advises on potential conflicts of interest under current ethics laws from a contractual/fiscal perspective. 5. Other Legal Duties: Provides oversight of a broad scope of responsibilities in the areas of general law. Incumbent renders professional advice and legal opinions on (1) security, intelligence, proper use memorandum, CYBER; (2) guidance for state NG participation in community and National Security Significant Events (NSSE) and the activities of private associations; (3) inter-service support agreements; (4) official Investigations by Federal agencies; and, (5) domestic operations law counsel including defense support of civil authorities. 6. Performs other related duties as assigned. *The above description only mentions a limited amount of the position's official duties. For a full comprehensive document that covers all the duties of the position, please contact one of the Recruitment Specialist at the bottom of the announcement.


Conditions of Employment


Areas of Consideration:

Area 1 - Current permanent or conditional Title 32 Technicians of the Oregon ARNG.

Area 2 - Current permanent or conditional Title 5 Employees of the Oregon ARNG.


All series personnel must be competent at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. Specialized experience is defined as specified experiences that prepared the applicant to successfully perform the Judge Advocate duties and responsibilities, with the required competency level, as defined by the applicable position description. Must have at least 36 months work experiences as a professional Attorney Advisor, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Knowledgeable of the Army and Air National Guard mission requirements. Competent in providing legal interpretation and guidance to managers and senior leaders on Title 32 § 709, United States Code, 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 functional areas of Administrative, Labor, Medical and Physical Disability, and Ethics Law. All series personnel must be competent at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. An applicant must have a validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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 and the Department of the Army. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must provide the following: 1. A current and completed medical physical with a cleared drug test;

  1. Normal color vision as defined in Army or Air Force Medical Examinations and Standards; and,

  2. No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies.


You must possess an LL.B or a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school. Must be an active member of the bar in good standing in any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Must submit transcripts to verify education.

Additional Information

Alternate Application Methods: If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. 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 (