Thursday, May 30, 2013

Position: Staff Attorney with the Harvard Law School Environmental Law Clinic

Job posting for a staff attorney position with Harvard Law School's Environmental Law Clinic.  Here's excerpt of the Director's message (Wendy Jacobs) coming with the job opening.

"I write to let you all know of an opening for a clinical instructor/staff attorney in my environmental law and policy clinic in case you have a terrific former student or fellow who may be interested.  Feel free to forward this email and the attachment, which describes the job in detail and provides the instructions for applying.  In summary, I am looking for someone who has been in practice for about five-seven years, has outstanding academic credentials, is capable of producing the highest quality of work him/herself as well as supervising students working on a variety of projects including civil litigation, various types of administrative proceedings, drafting of regulations and statutes, preparation of congressional testimony, policy papers, and the like.  The subject matter is very broad, ranging from climate change adaptation to industrial aquaculture to conservation easements to regulation of hydraulic fracturing and reduction in methane emissions, among others.  As the attachment emphasizes, I need someone who is diligent, hard-working, flexible, and a strong team player.  "

Position Title:  Staff Attorney
Company:  Harvard Law School
Location:  Cambridge, MA
Expected Start:  TBD
Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 8:45am – 6:00pm; frequent nights/weekends anticipated during academic year; occasionally during summer to meet a deadline.

To apply:  Per government compliance regulations, all interested candidates must apply through the Harvard University website-
Click on “ASPIRE, Harvard’s job search and application system” and then click on “Search openings.”  Use the “Auto req ID” box to search for requisition number 29605BR.

Contact:  Avery Walker, Recruitment Manager, Harvard Law School

A.  Duties and Responsibilities
Total of boxes A, B and C limited to 5000 characters.
The Harvard Law School Environmental Law & Policy Clinic (ELPC) is hiring an attorney to work on novel, cutting edge environmental law projects and cases.  The job is challenging, fast-paced, exacting, rigorous and time intensive, often requiring work at night or on weekends in order to do the research and editing that is necessary to properly supervise students, complete clinic projects, meet deadlines, and represent the clinic’s clients.  Vacations must be scheduled around the requirement of maintaining effective project continuity and meeting project deadlines.

The attorney reports to the Director of ELPC and will work with the Clinic Director and other staff on a broad array of environmental and natural resource cases and projects ranging from climate change adaptation and renewable energy to hydraulic fracturing and offshore drilling in the Arctic.  The attorney will actively supervise students working on multi-disciplinary projects in the clinic and handle projects independently between semesters.  Thus, the position requires someone with experience managing/leading legal projects and supervising other lawyers (in this case, law students as well as business and/or policy students).  The ELPC engages in a mix of litigation and administrative proceedings, legislative advocacy, rulemakings, and other policy work.  Students working in the clinic help to develop novel strategies for addressing environmental problems, investigate new cases, advise clients, work with scientific, economic and policy experts, build and review administrative records, draft briefs and policy papers, and draft legislation, regulations, ordinances and congressional testimony.

The Clinical Instructor/Staff Attorney responsibilities include:
•    Close supervision of student work, including assessing and structuring the practice work of the clinic students on all aspects of projects (interviewing and fact gathering; project analysis and strategy development; drafting of model legislation, policy papers and comments on proposed regulations; drafting of ordinances and regulations and supporting background papers; discovery, motion practice, negotiation, administrative proceedings, trials and hearings).  Meeting regularly with students to discuss, plan, strategize and review students’ work; accompany students to all legislative, regulatory, administrative, and court proceedings; provide regular and detailed feedback, both written and oral, on practice performance in order to teach students the fundamentals of lawyering.
•    Completing student work.  Revising and finalizing student work for publication or submittal.
•    Serving as attorney of record with ultimate authority for clinic cases litigated under his or her supervision in state and federal court and before administrative agencies.  Being entirely or partially responsible for direct case handling, including communication with clients, motions and trials, comments on rulemakings, testimony to legislators and meeting project milestones and deadlines during summer months and other periods of student absence.

•    Developing teaching and training materials; investigating and developing new clinic projects; conducting basic and advanced legal research; and drafting, reviewing and editing case and project documents, including white papers, legislative documents, and court documents.

Note:  Due to the nature and complexity of this position, it will have an extended (4 month) orientation and review period. 
B.  Basic Qualifications
Total of boxes A, B and C limited to 5000 characters.
Must have a J.D. and minimum 5+ years experience in environmental, energy or natural resource protection law, including practice experience in the field; admission to MA Bar (or commitment to sit for and pass the MA Bar during the summer of 2014).  Must possess outstanding academic credentials, excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills, and have had prior responsibility for direct supervision and mentoring of young attorneys.  Superior interpersonal and team-building skills are required.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and prepare work of the highest quality.
C.  Additional Qualifications
Total of boxes A, B and C limited to 5000 characters.
Ideal candidate will have some experience in clinical or public interest legal setting.  Successful supervision of junior lawyers or the demonstrated potential for such supervision is desirable.  Candidate should possess sound judgment, a strong work ethic, proven ability to engage in creative problem solving, exceptional ethical standards, strong mentoring ability, and strong time management skills. Microsoft Word, Excel; proficiency with online legal research (Lexis, Westlaw)

D.  Additional Information
Box D limited to 3000 characters
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through 6/30/2016, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Student Intern/Externship Opportunity: Environmental Appeals Board at US EPA (Deadline: July 19 for Fall 2013 semester)

Great experience and terrific people to work with.


Location: U.S. EPA East, Washington, DC (Federal Triangle metro stop)
Salary: Unpaid. Students may work as academic (for credit) interns or as unpaid law clerks or externs.
Hours: Full-time/semester-in-practice (40 hours per week) or part-time (at least 15 hours per week)
Other requirements: Must be a continuing law student and enrolled in law school for the semester following 
the internship. Students must have U.S. citizenship.

Office Description: The Environmental Appeals Board (Board) is the final EPA decision maker on 
administrative appeals under all major environmental statutes that EPA administers. It is an impartial body 
independent of all Agency components outside the immediate Office of the Administrator. The Board was 
created in 1992 in recognition of the growing importance of EPA adjudicatory proceedings as a mechanism for 
implementing and enforcing environmental laws. There are four Environmental Appeals Judges responsible for 
Board decisions thatsit in panels of three and make decisions by majority vote. 
The Board's caseload consists primarily of appeals from permit decisions and civil penalty decisions, as well as 
petitions for reimbursement of costs incurred in complying with cleanup orders issued under the Comprehensive 
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). The Board decides these 
matters pursuant to a delegation of authority from the EPA Administrator. Additional information about the 
Board is available at

Position Description: The Board seeks legal internsto assist both the Environmental Appeals Judges and 
Counsel to the Board to conduct legal research, analyze applicable law and the administrative record, draft legal 
memoranda, and prepare final decisions. In addition to excellent legal research, writing, and analytical skills, 
the Board seeks applicants with an interest in environmental law, administrative law, or appellate litigation. 
Experience in any of these areas is a plus. The Board will consider applications from 1L and 2L law students; 
rising 3L students who wish to work in the fall or winter/spring semester of their 3L year also may apply. Start 
and end dates are negotiable. Summer positions are full-time only and require a commitment of at least eight 
weeks. Fall and winter/spring positions may be full-time or part-time and require a commitment of at least ten 

How to Apply:
• Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, and references by the 
appropriate deadline:
      July 19, 2013 for Fall 2013 positions
      November 15, 2103 for Winter/Spring 2013-2014 positions
      February 21, 2014 for Summer 2014 positions
• Email transmission of application materials is preferred; please include your full name in the subject 

Contact Person: 
Susan Gardinier
Counsel to the Board
(202) 233-0122
Gardinier.Susan @

Climate Change Job Vacancies Update, from May 28, 2013 newsletter

FYI from IISD List

Latest Climate Change Job Vacancies - 28 May 2013
Newly Posted Job Vacancies
Finance and Administration Manager, Corporate unit, Nexus Carbon for Development Ltd
Organization:Nexus Carbon for Development Ltd
Position:Finance and Administration Manager - Corporate unit
Duty Station:Singapore
Deadline for Application:15 July 2013
click here for more information...
Director for Climate Change & Sustainability- Copenhagen, Denmark, Climate Change & Sustainability- Denmark, KPMG Climate Change & Sustainability
Organization:KPMG Climate Change & Sustainability
Position:Director for Climate Change & Sustainability- Copenhagen, Denmark - Climate Change & Sustainability- Denmark
Duty Station:Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline for Application:until suitable applicant is found
click here for more information...
Associate Information Systems Officer, P-2 (Business Analyst), Information Technology Services (ITS) Programme, UNFCCC
Organization:United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Position:Associate Information Systems Officer, P-2 (Business Analyst) - Information Technology Services (ITS) Programme
Duty Station:Bonn, Germany
Deadline for Application:6 June 2013
click here for more information...
Associate Programme Officer, P-2, Adaptation Programme, Science and Review, UNFCCC
Organization:United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Position:Associate Programme Officer, P-2 - Adaptation Programme, Science and Review
Duty Station:Bonn, Germany
Deadline for Application:19 June 2013
click here for more information...
Manager, P-5, Adaptation Programme, Cross-cutting Support and Outreach (CSO) sub-programme, UNFCCC
Organization:United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Position:Manager, P-5 - Adaptation Programme, Cross-cutting Support and Outreach (CSO) sub-programme
Duty Station:Bonn, Germany
Deadline for Application:19 June 2013
click here for more information...
Individual consultant of peer reviewer for each sector, Project Management Office - China Climate Technology Needs Assessment Project, TNA
Organization:China Climate (TNA)
Position:Individual consultant of peer reviewer for each sector - Project Management Office - China Climate Technology Needs Assessment Project
Duty Station:Desk review at home
Deadline for Application:5 June 2013
click here for more information...
Project Manager, Delivering Environmental and Social Multiple Benefits from REDD+ in Southeast Asia' (MB-REDD+) project, SNV
Organization:Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
Position:Project Manager - Delivering Environmental and Social Multiple Benefits from REDD+ in Southeast Asia’ (MB-REDD+) project
Duty Station:based in Hochiminh with frequent travel, Viet Nam
Deadline for Application:6 June 2013
click here for more information...
Genetic Resources Unit Manager, Genetic Resources Unit, ICRAF
Organization:World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Position:Genetic Resources Unit Manager - Genetic Resources Unit
Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Application:7 June 2013
click here for more information...
Science Coordinator, AWARD, ICRAF
Organization:World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Position:Science Coordinator - AWARD
Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya
Deadline for Application:7 June 2013
click here for more information...
Environmental or Ecological Economist, GRID-Arendal
Position:Environmental or Ecological Economist
Duty Station:Arendal, Norway
Deadline for Application:14 June 2013
click here for more information...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Position: Executive Director of US-China Energy Cooperation Program - China, Beijing

Posted on an email list by the current E.D. of this organization.  I am not familiar with the organization, but sounds like an interesting opportunity.  No deadline was provided, so I assume that that applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

* * * * * 

The US-China Energy Cooperation Program ( is seeking a new Executive Director.   See below and attachment.
Interested parties should send their letter of application and CV to me at

Thank you.
Ray Cheung
Executive Director
US China Energy Cooperation Program

Title: Executive Director
Location: US-China Energy Cooperation Program – CHINA, Beijing
Reports to: Executive Committee
Hours of duty: Monday – Friday/0900-1730 hrs.
(There are occasions when duties are required outside normal working hours)

Regarding US-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP)

The US-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), a commercial sector initiated, managed and financed non-profit/non-government organization, was launched in Beijing on September 21, 2009 by founding U.S. member companies.  ECP serves as the commercial implementing arm of US-China energy collaboration as it is the only NGO focusing on U.S.-China business development in the clean energy sector.  The purpose of this public-private partnership is to leverage private sector business resources in both the U.S. and China to: promote commercially viable project development work in clean energy and energy efficiency, and support the sustainable development of the energy sectors in both countries.  For further information please go to:

 Position Overview:

   Manage the US-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP), a self-funding membership initiative committed to expanding US-China sustainable energy-related trade, business, investment, and employment.
   Lead the ECP sector-focused process to develop and implement ECP's Working Group-based market and business development roadmaps, plans and initiatives.
   Extensive interaction with US and China government officials and ECP member companies on a routine basis to further the clean energy partnership and working group initiatives.
   Prepare position recommendations to the ECP Executive Committee regarding policy, annual target objectives, budgets and programs/plans.
Position Responsibilities:

   With the Executive Committee is responsible for maintaining a compelling vision that contributes to ECP’s mission and leverages ECP’s unique value proposition in furthering US-China cooperation in the energy sector.
   Acts as the external voice for ECP.  Leads outreach and communication efforts (in coordination with the Executive Committee) and promotes stakeholder successes through briefings, conferences, etc.
   Builds, fosters and maintains strong government relations with those central/federal, provincial/state/municipal authorities in both the US and China that impact the energy sector and the achievement of ECP’s performance objectives;
   Builds alliances and coalitions in the U.S. and China that will support and lead to the achievement of ECP’s annual and long-term business development, trade, investment and employment objectives;
   Identifies, recruits, and retains stakeholder partners and sponsors;

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

   Assist the ECP Executive Committee in formulating strategies to further the interests of the energy segment cooperation between US and Chinese stakeholders consistent with the spirit of bilateral cooperation.  The remaining specific duties are directed towards implementation of this strategy.
   Provide proactive support to the Executive Committee and the Co-chairs in the effective leadership of the work and growth of the partnership.
   Achieve strong bilateral partner relationships with both the US and Chinese governments in the implementation of industry-led business development objectives.
   Play a harmonizing role in promoting the interests of ECP’s members, its Working Groups, and the Chinese and US governments.
   Identify various potential opportunities for ECP, its working groups, and its members, including pro-actively communication and facilitation of opportunities.
   Manage and support new member development.
   Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder/member communications and information.
   Lead the effective operations and staffing of the ECP in daily operating activities in support of ECP and its Working Group initiatives.
   Manage the AmCham-China/ECP relationship and operational partnership to ensure organizational synergies are achieved.
   Manage the operating budget of the ECP, including the responsibility of continuous improvement in the efficiency of ECP operations.


   10 – 15 years’ experience in international business, business organizations, and U.S. government economic and commercial activities; experience with policy development, including trade, intellectual property, and taxation; strong knowledge of economic and political relationships in China;
   Experience in managing multiple projects and diverse stakeholders and agendas;
   Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
   Strong public speaking skills and ability to direct major events;
   Flexibility for travel;
   Chinese and English fluency.

To apply, send a letter of application and resume to:
Ray Cheung
Executive Director

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Position: Executive Secretary of the Ozone Secretaiat (Deadline June 23, 2013)

I am actually a little puzzled by this job ad as I did not see this vacancy announcement previously and the current Executive Secretary's bio is still on the Ozone Secretariat's website.

In any event, the position is essentially as the head of the Secretariat which supports both ozone treaties (Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol), located in Nairobi.

Job Title:                      EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, D2
Department/ Office:  United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station:               NAIROBI
Posting Period:            24 April 2013-23 June 2013
Job Opening number: 13-ADM-UNEP-26646-D-NAIROBI (X)

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of the governments and the international community for action.   The Parties to the Vienna Convention (VC) for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (1985) and its Montreal Protocol (MP) on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (1987), designated UNEP as the Secretariat for these two international agreements in 1989.  This post is located in UNEP/Ozone Secretariat at the Nairobi duty station.  Under the overall supervision of the Executive Director, UNEP, USG, the incumbent of this post will be responsible for the following:

1.  Responsible for accurate and wise thematic advice to the Parties to the MP and VC, as well as to the technical bodies of the two agreements and relevant partner organizations in the form of reports or other media.
  2.  Deliver speeches in the international meetings related to the Environment; statements and other information given at the policy level, on issues related to the ozone layer as a whole and the synergies amongst Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), in particular on ozone-climate interface and on the implementation of such policies;  Conduct high level negotiations and persuasion when necessary to expedite the implementation of the MP, VC and decisions of the Parties and Ratification by non-Parties; Creation and maintaining of cordial diplomatic links with high level government officials and staff of other international organisations is needed; Establishing and maintaining partnerships with other MEAs and relevant UN/international organizations to explore synergies and collaborative actions in areas of common concerns is also needed.
3.  Creation and maintenance of  functional reporting systems for the production and consumption of controlled Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS); Analyse the data from the 197 Parties, identify non-compliance and prepare reports and action plans.
4.  Review decisions to form a work programme for the Secretariat; Manage the work programme; Negotiate, coordinate and agree on the necessary actions with other organisations implementing the decisions.
5.  In consultation with the Bureaux of the MOP and of the COP, agree on the substantive agenda of the meetings;  Through coordination with host governments, the Conference Services and other units and partners organize meetings of the Ozone Treaties.
6.  Participate in the assessment process as an expert member or ex-officio as appropriate;  Provide the necessary organizational support and substantive advice to the assessment bodies; Ensure high quality reporting back to the Parties.
7.  Develop the  management strategy for the Ozone Secretariat; Provide leadership to all staff of the Ozone Secretariat.
Professionalism:   Develops strategic plans, operational policies and guidelines. Manages financial, human and material resources, implements and evaluates activities and projects.  Drafts policies that resolve corporate challenges emerging from the Secretariat's work.  Shows pride in work and in achievements.  Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda.
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.  Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work and commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, natural sciences, environmental management, economics, business/public administration or related disciplines.  A first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of 15 years of professional working experience of which some at national level with links to the international processes on environment; and 5 years professional experience at the international level is required.  Experience in facilitation and moderation of intergovernmental processes is required.  Experience in handling a multidisciplinary portfolio of tasks and duties and the ability to lead a team of specialists in interdisciplinary effort is required.   Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognised by the United Nations.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post fluency in oral and written English is required.   Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
1). Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.  In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
2). All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.  Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
3). If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.  In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.  If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
No Fee

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Position: Attorney-Advisor (Environmental) for Air Force, Luke AFB, AZ (Deadline 5-31)

This may not be useful to most of the recent law grads (former students) from my institutions, but I guess this shows that there are attorney jobs related to the environment across the entire federal government.  For link in USAJOBS, see here:

Department:   Department of the Air Force
Agency:           U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number:  7I-AFPC-893819-877318-DMT
SALARY RANGE:          $83,687.00 to $108,791.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:                        Friday, May 17, 2013 to Friday, May 31, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:        GS-0905-13
POSITION INFORMATION:      Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS:      1 vacancy in Luke AFB, AZ United States
WHO MAY APPLY:       United States Citizens

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.
To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

IF APPLICABLE:  A military service member's statement of service/certification will be accepted IF a terminal leave form or DD214 cannot be provided.  The statement/certification should indicate member's separation from active duty is within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement.  It must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).  Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.  Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
WHO MAY APPLY:  Click here for more information.  You MUST have one or more identified eligibilities in order to be considered.  **Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list**

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.

This is a Centrally Managed position in the Legal Career Field.

U.S. Citizenship Required
Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
This is a "KEY" position
This is a Career Program position in the Legal Career Field

·         The primary purpose of this position is to serve as senior legal Attorney-Advisor to the 56th Fighter Wing Commander, Staff Judge Advocate, Wing staff, and subordinate organizations on critical and specialized professional legal matters to include: Environmental, Real Estate, Land Use, Labor, Contracts, Ethics and Legal Assistance. The position requires the incumbent to perform duties as the functional Chief of Environmental and Real Estate Law and to oversee the work of the military attorneys assigned as assistant Chief of Environmental and Real Estate Law and Chiefs of Labor law and Contracts Law. The incumbent will assist the Chief of Civil Law in supervising and training junior military attorneys and paralegal personnel and will assume the role of acting Chief of Civil law in the Chief’s absence.

·         Environmental, Real Estate and Land Use laws. Serves as the principal attorney in charge of advising key 56 FW leaders and management official on complex and novel environmental, land use and real estate legal issues affecting Luke AFB and the 1.1. million-acre Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMG Range).

·         Labor Law. Advises key 56 FW leaders and management officials on complex and difficult civilian employee or union labor cases, to include precedent setting cases with agency-wide impact. Advises key officials if a case should be settled or tried.

·         Performs legal work involving Acquisitions and Contract Law. Reviews proposed procurement and NAFI contract actions; provides pre-award advice on a variety of issues to contracting officers and source selection authorities; performs pre-award legal review of contract for legal sufficiency; prepares litigation report and legal memoranda.

·         Responsible for overseeing the 56th Fighter Wing’s Ethics Program. Serves as an ethics counselor to 56 FW personnel and manages of the 56 FW ethics program.

·         Provides advice and guidance to eligible legal assistance clients regarding personal civil matters under the Air Force Legal Assistance Program. Provides guidance and training on the provision of legal assistance to attorneys and paralegals.

QUALIFICATIONS: There is no OPM qualification standard for this series.
These positions are in the excepted service, and agencies establish their own qualification requirements for them.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1.  Professional knowledge of law, legal principles, ethics and federal regulations relevant to the duties of the position and experience to provide timely and pertinent advice.
2.  Knowledge of Environmental and Labor law.
3.  Skill and knowledge involving Contract and contractual actions and government-wide and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARs).
4.  Skill and ability to recognize analyze and discern key legal points of a factual situation.
5.  Skill and ability to review and concisely & clearly convey legal issues, documents or decisions to personnel not in the legal profession.
6.  Ability to plan and conduct thorough legal research with available resources.
7.  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in both formal and informal settings and provide well-reasoned analyses and clear conclusions on complex issues with little advance preparation.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

1.  Must be thoroughly competent in real property and environmental law and knowledgeable in labor, contract, fiscal, administrative and civil law.
2.  Must be an active Bar member in good standing and be able to provide an Official Certificate from the Bar of a Federal Court or the highest court of a State or Territory of the United States.
3.  Must be a graduate of a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association.
4. Must be a practicing attorney with at least five (5) years experience in good standing.
5.  This employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and or holidays.
6.  The employee must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate SECRET security clearance. Management is responsible for ensuring that the Unit Manning Document correctly reflects this requirement.
7. The employee may be recalled to duty to support contingency or emergency operations.
8. May be required to travel by regularly scheduled military or commercial aircraft in the performance of TDY.
9.  In accordance with AFI 36-607 this is a Key Position. Incumbent must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available.
10.  Recruitment and selection of incumbent for this position will be accomplished in accordance with AFI 51-107.
11.  The employee must attend a training course in Environmental law, labor law and contracts law, held at either the Air Force JAG school or Army JAG school, or equivalent training course, within 12 months of being hired. The
Supervisor has the ability to waive all or part of this requirement if the training is not necessary or has already been completed prior to hire.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)

· If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed.  The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent".  It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

· If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.

· For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present).  If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).  Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 31, 2013

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 893819.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

·        Online Application (Questionnaire)
·        Resume -
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications.  A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:

·        Eligibility Documentation, SF50, DD214, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
·        Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series

Phone: (800)525-0102
TDD: 800-382-0893
Email: CALL_ONLY_DO_NOT_EMAIL_@1800.525.0102.ORG
Agency Information:
Air Force Personnel Center
7383 N Litchfield Rd Ste 1172


Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.