Government Procurement/Contracts Law Attorney

Washington, D.C
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

As a Government Procurement/Contracts Law Attorney you will be responsible for:
  • Providing legal advice and policy counsel to CIA leadership on complex areas of law affecting the CIA's duties and responsibilities under authorities including the National Security Act, the CIA Act, and Executive Orders.
  • Conducting legal research and analysis on sensitive matters.
  • Providing training on a variety of laws and policies affecting CIA personnel, including but not limited to collection of intelligence, employment and anti-discrimination laws, and government ethics.
  • Maintaining productive working relationships with other Intelligence Community elements, federal agencies, congressional committees, and use these relationships to further the mission of the CIA.
You will handle a wide variety of procurement-related legal issues, including:
  • Government contract formation (including detailed reviews of solicitation and evaluation documents for source selections).
  • Data rights and other intellectual property issues.
  • Commercial terms and conditions review for government acceptance.
  • Procurement integrity and organizational conflict of interest issues.
  • Litigation (primarily bid protests, but also disputes/claims).
  • Cost accounting issues.
  • Service Contract Labor Standards and Davis-Bacon Act requirements.
  • Contract administration issues.
  • Other procurement related legal issues.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
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Minimum Qualifications
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and current certificate(s) of good standing.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience within the U.S. Government, in private practice, or as in-house counsel.
  • Strong client-counseling skills.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.
Desired Qualifications

All applicants are reviewed for the following competencies:
  • Legal analysis, reasoning and writing, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize facts and law to make legally sound decisions in compressed timeframes.
  • Demonstrated expertise on complex legal matters.
  • The ability to work both independently and as a team member in a demanding environment.
  • The ability to exercise sound judgment in challenging situations.
  • Willingness to consider diverse perspectives and ability to navigate changing circumstances.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple work assignments and competing priorities concurrently.
  • Ability to develop and maintain close and collaborative working relationships inside and outside the CIA.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

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