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Attorney-Adviser (General), GS 13 Duties: The candidate will review, investigate, adjudicate, and process a variety of claims within the assigned command area. Will work independently to provide professional legal advice and assistance to military and civilian clients. Perform the investigation, review, adjudication, and processing of claims within the command area. Provide approval for payment of claims against the Department of Army arising from various claims (i.e., Federal Tort Claims Act, Military Claims Act, Non-Scope of Employment Claims Act, National Guard Claims Act, etc.). Make recommendations for settlement or payment of claims and ensure recovery actions are initiated on all applicable claims with responsibility for negotiating settlement of recoveries. Receive requests for reconsideration from claimants and prepare recommendations for action on reconsideration requests. Prepare formal investigative reports, litigation briefs, legal opinions and recommendations, concerning claims approved or for review by higher echelons of authority. Assist the U.S. Attorney by providing investigative evidence and trial assistance in cases brought to trial. Provide advice to civilian plaintiffs' attorneys on a wide variety of legal problems as related to the military in the area of the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Medical Recovery Act, and the impact of various states statutes on Federal statutes. Advise on the conduct of investigations and conduct investigations of potential claims against the Army. Direct, develop, assign, and perform work and goals related to all claims functions. Monitor processing and adjudication of claims and ensures that processing times meet or exceed Army guidelines for processing times. Provide guidance and advice and/or render decisions on specific cases on a continuous basis through spot checks of progress, discussions, review of completed work and results obtained. Direct, develop, assign, and perform work and goals related to all claims functions. Provide legal assistance counseling to active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. Legal assistance services include all areas of personal legal or quasi-legal relationships between the client and other personnel, institutions, corporations and agencies. Ensure the accuracy, legal efficacy, and professional appearance of all legal documents prepared by the attorney-adviser and by the paralegal personnel assigned. Secure the necessary background information relative to the subject matter of the representation, and conduct extensive legal research of federal, state and local laws, regulations and precedents as necessary.
Qualification and Experience
Education: Must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.). Should currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Experience: Must have 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.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability: Knowledge of federal claims regulations and procedures. Knowledge of family and domestic relations law. Knowledge of general law (to include wills, estate planning, and tax law). Skill in advocacy and negotiation. Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate data. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Announcement number: NEBR186909173004D. Apply online. No emails.
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