U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide Deputy General Counsel (Installations, Energy, and Environment) (ES-0905) in Washington, District Of Columbia

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 9/12/2016 (40 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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.

*LOCATION: *Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

SALARY*: $160,300 - $178,000 per annum (Air Force Tier 2). *SES members are eligible for bonuses and stipends in addition to annual salary. Recruitment/Relocation Bonus and Moving Expenses may be authorized. This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) General position and is assigned a precedence priority code of DV-5 (equivalent to a Major General) for protocol purposes.

CONSIDERATION*:* Applications will be accepted from all qualified persons. Consideration will be extended without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization, or disability.



*BASIC DUTY SUMMARY: *The incumbent serves as the Deputy General Counsel (Installations, Energy & Environment) in the Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Air Force. The incumbent is the responsible official in the Office of the General Counsel for legal work in the fields of installations, energy, and environmental law. The incumbent provides legal advice and assistance on the full range of installations law matters to include real property acquisition, temporary use, and disposal; annexation; encroachment; jurisdictional issues; base realignment and closure; basing and “beddown” actions; housing and utility privatization; value-based transaction management; community partnerships; military construction and facility sustainment, restoration and modernization programs. The incumbent provides legal advice and assistance on the full range of energy law matters to include energy related encroachment; energy security; program and project development related to energy; alternative fuel and electric vehicle programs; operational energy; and partnerships with private developers on federal facilities. The incumbent provides legal advice and assistance on the full range of environmental law matters to include local, state and federal environment, safety, and occupational health compliance; natural resource conservation and management; cultural resources protection, National Environmental Policy Act compliance; Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act issues and compliance; management and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes; environmental cleanup, restoration, and compliance; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; inter-agency coordination with state and federal regulators; threatened and endangered species; and historical, archeological, and cultural protection requirements.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Incumbent may be required to travel by military and /or commercial aircraft in the performance of assigned tasks.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation will be authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • A Testing Designated Position, under the AF Civilian Drug Testing Program
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET Security clearance
  • Must file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period
  • Active Duty Military Members must indicate retirement eligibility

*QUALIFICATIONS: *Eligibility will be based upon a clear showing the applicant has training, education and experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry-out the duties of the position. Candidates must exemplify the corporate perspective, leadership vision, broad experience and character needed in the SES corps not only to satisfy the immediate vacancy, but future vacancies which will occur in a variety of organizations, functions and locations.


1. *Education Requirement:* Applicant must be a graduate from a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association. This information should be embedded within the resume.

2. *Certification Requirements:* *Active status in the bar of any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and in good standing (certificate must be provided).*

B. *MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs)*: A supplemental statement must be submitted separately addressing each TQ. TQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following:

*1. *Substantial executive-level transactional experience that demonstrates knowledge of, and leadership in, providing strategic legal and legal policy advice in at least two of the three following legal practice areas: real estate, environmental, and energy law.

*2. *Demonstrated senior-level knowledge and leadership in a wide range of at least two of the three following legal practice areas: real estate, environmental, and energy law matters specifically addressing - Integrating legal solutions with the Department of Defense or other federal agencies, Demonstrating creative problem solving in large complex legal matters, and Partnering with industry.

*3. *Strategic-level experience in leading and directing a large legal office.

C. MANDATORY EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs*):* The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Submit a supplemental statement of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs listed below) in the challenge/context/action/result (C-C-A-R) model format as provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to SES Qualifications. ECQs should focus on relevant and recent experience, education and training accomplishments within the last 10 years. Refer to the OPM Guide to SES Qualifications for specific information and guidance on the ECQ requirements, the C-C-A-R model, and examples of good qualifications statements at the website: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals2012.pdf

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

In addition, DoD requires an Enterprise Perspective. The individual must possess a broad point of view and an awareness and understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities. Executives should demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required--this information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).

D. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: The following will be used to help rate and rank candidates:

*1. *Regardless of governmental agency or department, a career broadening assignment complementary of this position is highly desirable. (Examples: public administration, business, or other related fields).

*2. *Mix of experience at the following is highly desirable: Major Command (MAJCOM), Combatant Command (COCOM) Service Component, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Joint Staff, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), other Federal agency or equivalent academic/industry experience.

*3. *Completion of Senior Developmental Education and/or equivalent executive development such as Leadership in a Democratic Society, Senior Executive Fellows, National Security Management, Leadership Assessment & Feedback Seminar, Executive Business Management, and/or two equivalent-level executive courses from other colleges, universities, or agencies is highly desirable.

*4. *A Master of Laws (LL.M) in Environmental Law is highly desirable. An advanced degree in addition to a law degree, in public administration, business, or other related fields is desirable.

*5. *Specialized experience in Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Finance, and or Public-Private Partnership transactional work is highly desirable.



Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Confirmation of receipt will be provided via e-mail within 3 days of receiving an application. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, please call the AF/DPS office.

The Air Force Senior Executive Management Office will notify candidates approximately 30-45 days of the announcement Closing Date by one of the following methods:

Telephone and/or email notification of scheduled interview date/time if candidate has been rated Best Qualified

  • Or- email notification to advise the candidate was not rated among the Best Qualified, thus not referred for interview

*AF/DPS CONTACT INFORMATION: *Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Mr. Lawrence Austin at lawrence.p.austin.civ@mail.mil or the DPS office at usaf.pentagon.af-a1.mbx.af-dps-workflow@mail.mil / 703-695-5260 (DSN 225).


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Other Information


A. *U.S. CITIZENSHIP.* You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

B. *MOBILITY. Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, mobility is a condition of employment and appointment for SES members will be required to sign a Reassignment Rights and Obligations Agreement.*

C. *EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (Standard Form 278). Selected candidate must file this report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.*

D. *TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. Successful candidates must be able to meet the standards required for a national security clearance. Those standards are reflected in the SF 86 (www.opm.gov/Forms/pdffill/sf86*.pdf).This position has been designated Special-Sensitive and the selectee must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET clearance.

E. *DRUG TESTING POSITION. *This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Position requires that the incumbent sign a Drug Testing letter (Condition of Employment for all Civilian Senior Executive (CSE) Positions identified as Critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing as required prior to appointment. This position also requires incumbent may be subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564, dated 14 Sep 86.

F. *TRAVEL.* Position requires travel under conditions specified in the DoD Joint Travel Regulations. Incumbent is expected to travel on short notice to attend high-level meetings.

G. *DUTY HOURS. *This positionmayrequire incumbent to be available for other than normal duty hours to include weekends to support exercises and crisis planning.

H. *VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.* Veterans’ preference is not applicable to the SES.**

I. *PROBATIONARY PERIOD.* An individual’s initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 2-year probationary period.

J. *AIR FORCE'S SENIOR LEADER ORIENTATION COURSE (SLOC).* Attendance is required for newly appointed Air Force SES members within 12 months of appointment.

K. *POST-GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS. *This position may be subject to the post-government employment restrictions of Sections 207(a) and (f) of Title 18, United States Code.

L. *Active Duty Military MemberS. *On resume, indicate when you are eligible for retirement.

M. *RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:* Yes. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR).

N. *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.

This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify this office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.





Salary Range: $160,300.00 to $178,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: ES-0905-01/01

Promotion Potential: 01

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450181700

Job Announcement Number: 9L-DPS-1798805-123456-LPA