Attorney Advisor (General)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Posted
Sep 25, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will serve as an Assistant Legal Counsel practicing business and administrative law at the Naval Research Laboratory.
  • You will apply overall Navy policy.
  • You will provide legal advice and services involving contracting policies and procedures.
  • You will practice primarily in federal acquisition law, defend procurement decisions that are protested at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and elsewhere.
  • You will advise on federal technology transfer law including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), Work for Non-Federal Entities agreements, and other partnering instruments, as well as export control reviews.
  • You will advise on information disclosure, fiscal law, and ethics/standards of conduct.


Requirements

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 e-verify.gov
  • 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.


Qualifications

You will serve as an Attorney Advisor (General) / Assistant Legal Counsel within the office of Commanding Officer, Code 100810 within the NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY.

This position has a full performance level of NO-V (GS-15 equivalent) and will be filled at the NO-III/IV/V (GS-11/12/13/14/15) equivalent) level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

NO-03 Level:
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05/10) or pay band (NO-02) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Rendering legal advice in matters concerning standard of conduct, freedom of information, privacy rights, non-appropriate fund activities, and litigation; (2) Applying overall rules, regulation, laws, and policies; (3) Organizing and conducting studies of legal problems; and (4) Assisting senior office attorneys.

NO-04 Level:
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11/12) or pay band (NO-03) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Coordinating in matters related to acquisition, custody, management, transportation, taxation, and disposition of property; (2) Applying and reviewing all laws, policies, rules, and regulations; (3) Representing the organization at meetings, negotiations, and hearings; and (4) Awarding, amending, administering, and terminating contracts.

NO-05 Level:
Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) or pay band (NO-04) in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: (1) Practicing primarily in federal acquisition law, defend procurement decisions that are protested; (2) Advising on federal technology transfer law including Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), Work for Non-Federal Entities agreements executed under 10 USC 2539b, and other partnering instruments, as well as export control reviews; (3) Advising on information disclosure, fiscal law, and ethics/standards of conduct; (4) Executing overall organizational policy and rendering legal advice; and (5) Organizing and conducting studies of legal problems that surface in the procurement process.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0900/general-attorney-series-0905/

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.

Education

The following can be substituted in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for the NO-03 Level of this position:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
or
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
or
LL.M., if related
or
a combination of graduate education and experience totaling 100%.

Additional information

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.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

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

This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

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.