We anticipate an immediate opening for a NF-05 level attorney to serve as an Associate Counsel, Headquarters Marine Corp s , Manpower & Reserve Affairs.
This position supports Marine and Family Programs Division of Manpower & Reserve Affairs.
The Office of Counse l , M&RA;, is a headquarters level office under the Office of Counsel for the Commandant, U.S.
The Associate Counsel reports to the Counsel, M&RA.; The position generally support the Deputy Commandant, M&RA; and directly supports the Marine and Family Programs (MF) Division, one of six divisions under the cognizance of the Deputy Commandant.
The Office of Counsel, M&RA; consists of a Counsel, Associate Counsel (Labor), Associate Counsel (Military), two NAF Associate Counsels, and one paralegal.
Significant experience in one or more of the functional areas listed, including litigation is desirable.
Government NAF experience and familiarity with the Marine Corps is highly desirable.
To be selected at the NF-05 level (comparable to GS-14 pay), the successful applicant must have a minimum of three and one-half (3 1/2) years of professional, relevant legal experience.
The successful applicant must demonstrate an ability to respond quickly, accurately, and creatively in a fast paced environment with little direct supervision.
Applicants will be evaluated on 1) the depth, breadth, and quality of experience in handling issues related to MCCS and MWR programs and events; 2) experience in handling civilian personnel matters; 3) experience in secondary areas such as ethics, NAF fiscal law, Privacy Act, audits/investigations, intellectual property, or other general business law matters; 4) demonstrated ability to establish attorney-client relationships and work effectively with senior military and functionally diverse civilian groups; 5) ability to work independently and as part of a team; and 6) the strength of written/ oral communications and interpersonal skills.
A record of making significant contributions to the advancement of the Department of Navy Office of General Counsel or equivalent Office of General Counsel or Law Firm/Office beyond the day-to-day legal practice is desired.
In addition to the legal experience, skills and abilities noted above, the successful applicant must have graduated from a law school that is 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.
U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the position and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.
Applicants must submit an SF-171, OF-612, or resume; two legal writing samples that demonstrate analytical and advocacy skills; two most recent performance appraisals, if available; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted.
Attorneys who graduated from law school after 20 1 0, must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank.
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