Patuxent River, Maryland
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time

  • You will lead and supervise a team of seven attorneys and one paralegal.
  • You will counsel clients on the full range of Command Support topics and represent the Command in litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
  • You will serve as principal legal advisor to assigned clients to include Senior NAVAIR Leadership in matters of business and commercial law, fiscal law and associated administrative law and litigation.
  • You will serve as legal advisor in the areas of equal employment opportunity, civilian personnel, labor law, Occupational Safety and Health, and environmental concerns.
  • You will be called upon to act as management representative in administrative hearings, such as adverse action appeals, employment discrimination complaints and arbitrations, where it is determined that representation by an attorney is necessary.
  • You will draft, review, negotiate, and interpret extremely sophisticated, difficult and complex contractual documents.
  • You will plan, develop, implement and administer comprehensive legal programs to provide advice and to assure a system of controls whereby the flow of transactions involving legal aspects are scrutinized to avoid deficiencies.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


To be selected for the position, applicants must have at least five and a half years of relevant legal experience in one or more of these practice areas: acquisition law; fiscal law, and ethics. Applicants will be evaluated on: 1) the extent of their professional legal experience in civilian personnel and acquisition law, with an emphasis on civilian personnel law; 2) the ability to lead, supervise, and manage attorneys and administrative support personnel; 3) analytical, research, and writing skills; and 4) oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish relationships, to work effectively with senior military and civilian clients, and to work as part of a team. Familiarity with NAVAIR, the Department of the Navy ("DON"), and DON OGC is not required but is also desirable. Finally, applicants with a record of making significant contributions to the advancement of the DON OGC or equivalent Office of the General Counsel or, Law Firm/Office beyond the day-to-day legal practice are desired.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


Incumbent must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court, of good character; and in full compliance with continuing legal education requirements of an appropriate bar. The incumbent must maintain this professional qualification at all times as a condition of employment.

Additional information

This position is eligible for ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.