Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
270A - Legal Administrator
Legal Administrators are valuable and trusted members of the leadership team who, based upon their technical expertise, institutional knowledge and experience provide a broad perspective and level of continuity to the Foundation of Five. They serve an entire career in support of the duties and responsibilities outlined in FM 1-04 and DA PAM 611-21. The Legal Administrator is in a unique position to provide overarching support across the entire organization. These full spectrum officers are vested in long term strategic planning and implementation of JAGC initiatives that often span beyond typical assignment cycles. Legal Administrators bridge the gap between office leadership and business process management. Their leadership, mentorship and subject matter expertise make them invaluable to the leadership team ensuring the successful delivery of legal services.
The legal administrator is an Army warrant officer with specialized training and expertise in law office management and operations. The legal administrator is the third member of the OSJA’s senior leadership team and the officer in charge of the administrative section. Legal administrators are directly responsible for OSJA human resources management and support, information management systems, facilities and equipment, resource management, and the security of OSJA facilities, equipment, and classified materials. Additionally, legal administrators contribute to and support the training requirements of OSJA personnel. The legal administrator builds and maintains effective working relationships with key personnel throughout the area of operations to enable OSJA personnel to meet their mission requirements.
- Review and provide technical oversight and support for military justice functions, expert witness procurement, court-martial orders, records of trial preparation, and processing times. Coordinate attorney contracts in accordance with AR 27-50 in overseas environments. Review and authenticate military justice and administrative legal documents.
- Manage the overall military and civilian paralegal and administrative functions of Army core legal disciplines (administrative law, civil law, claims, international law, legal assistance, and military justice), and operational law. Ensure legal and administrative documents and processes comply with procedural rules. Formulates, recommends, and executes administrative policy for the Staff Judge Advocate.
- Technology Manager. Manage the Staff Judge Advocate information management functions and equipment. Ensures the confidentiality of attorney work-product and attorney-client privileged information on automated information systems.
- Resource Manager. Develop plans and programs, fiscal requirements, execute program budget guidance, authenticate funding obligations, monitor expenditures, manpower utilization and resourcing, and manage the Internal Controls Program. Manages training and mission TDY, court witnesses and expert travel programs. Ensure that legal staff are prepared, manned, equipped, and funded for military operations.
- Human Resource Manager. Create and change job descriptions, manage pay, time and attendance issues, manage training, awards and discipline issues. Oversee and review ratings of military and civilian personnel, ensuring timely and accurate reports. Judge Advocate Generals' Corps - POC for force management at the local level.
- Legal office/operations historian. Reports operational experiences to the Legal Center and School and command historians. Serves as office protocol officer with responsibilities for awards ceremonies, promotions, and visiting dignitaries from the legal community.
- Provide military judges, attorneys, commanders and staff, legal support staff, and subordinate elements with procedural guidance, technical assistance and training. Coordinate active and reserve component combined operations or training.
- Recorders on administrative boards in COMPO 2 and 3 organizations.
1. Prerequisites for Appointment in MOS 270A/Legal Administrator:
a. Military Education. Successful completion of the Legal Administrator Pre-appointment Course. To request enrollment in the Legal Administrator Pre-appointment Course, applicants should submit a help desk ticket within JAGU at https://jag.ellc.learn.army.mil.
b. Civilian Education. At a minimum, must possess an Associate's Degree with at least six credit hours of college level English. 90 college credit hours (with degree) is preferred.
c. Military Experience. Must be E-5 or above and have served in PMOS 27D for at least five years.
d. GT Score. General Technical (GT) aptitude area score of 110 or higher. (non-waivable)
2. For application content and submission, contact the corresponding component POC listed below. The completed application and enclosures must be submitted electronically to the corresponding component POC.
3. A sample Warrant Officer Application and guide can be viewed at http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant/WOpdownload_forms.shtml. All USAREC forms are available at http://www.usarec.army.mil/im/formpub/forms.htm.
4. An additional Active Duty Service Obligation of six years is incurred if selected for accession. This service obligation begins on the day of graduation from the Judge Advocate Warrant Officer Basic Course.
5. The point of contact for this action is the XO, Office of the Chief Warrant Officer of the JAG Corps at DSN 223-4466 or commercial (703) 693-4466.
POC for Active Component applicants:
CW2 Robert Harshbarger
Assistant to the Warrant Officer of the Corps
Office of the Judge Advocate General
DSN: 223-4466 COMM: (703) 693-4466
FAX: 227-1059, COMM: (703) 697-1059
POC for US Army Reserve applicants:
CW5 Clint Sails
US Army Reserve Command
POC for National Guard applicants:
CW3 Miguel R. Flores
National Guard Bureau
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