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Staff Director, Military Justice Support Group, Supervisory GS-15

This position serves as the Staff Director, Military Justice Support Group, Defense Legal Services Agency and leads a team of professionals supporting the high-visibility, high-priority work of the Military Justice Review Panel (MJRP) and the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD), which include renowned members of the bench and bar, as well as leading subject matter experts in such fields as criminology and forensics.  The incumbent also performs other duties as assigned by the DoD General Counsel. 
The incumbent must be able to exercise significant initiative in accomplishing the position’s assigned missions.  The incumbent leads a professional staff of attorneys, paralegals, and data analysts- coaching, mentoring, and supervising them as they conduct research concerning case law, statutes, regulations, policy documents, congressional documents, secondary sources, and data reports related to military and civilian criminal law and criminal investigations.  This work includes comparative analyses of military, federal civilian, state, and foreign criminal justice and investigation systems in support of the MJRP and DAC-IPAD.   The incumbent ensures that the supported organizations comply with all applicable laws, rules, and procedures governing advisory committees and is responsible for ensuring the production of timely, high-quality written reports and correspondence. 
The incumbent must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, or a Territory, Commonwealth, or Possession of the United States.  The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities.  This position is not suitable for remote work.
The incumbent should be a proven leader adept at running a high-tempo organization. The incumbent should be well-versed in military justice and must be fully committed to promoting and respecting equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. The incumbent must have superior interpersonal skills.
The incumbent reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Personnel and Health Policy and, through the Deputy General Counsel and the Principal Deputy General Counsel, to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
We are accepting resumes until April 6, 2023.  To apply, please email resume to  The subject line should state “Resume File: [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME].”  Please also reference this position in the body of your email.

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III. A male selectee to an attorney position, born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration prior to appointment.

IV. Individuals must meet time-in-grade, qualification, and other applicable requirements. Individuals selected for attorney positions must be active members, in good standing, of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Territory, U.S. Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. If selected, an individual will be required to provide proof of such active membership in good standing.

V.  Third-year law students or recent law school graduates do not need to provide proof of active bar membership when submitting their resumé but will be required to do so prior to commencing employment.

V. For all attorney positions, selection is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes (a) United States passport or (b) original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, or municipal authority bearing a raised seal, and a photo identification (e.g., driver's license).

VI. Position may require eligibility for a sensitive national security position, including, but not limited to, access to classified information, in which case the selectee will be subject to a background investigation. Selectees must be favorably adjudicated as being eligible to hold a national security position or access to classified information at the level required for the position as a condition of employment.

VII. All attorney positions require the selectee to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

VIII. Many attorney positions require submission of a financial disclosure statement.

IX. Incumbents in applicable attorney positions may be promoted noncompetitively at a future date within an established career ladder.

X. The General Counsel, DoD, reserves the right to fill vacancies in attorney positions located in the Office of the General Counsel and DLSA from any and all appropriate sources, consistent with merit system principles.