TRIAL ATTORNEY

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington Navy Yard, D.C
Posted
Jan 19, 2023
Closes
Jan 27, 2023
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will principally represent the Department of the Navy before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • You will also assist the Department of Justice in matters filed against the Department of the Navy in the Court of Federal Claims or other federal courts and may be assigned to other matters as the needs of the office require.
  • You will be preparing pleadings, written discovery, motions and legal memoranda, witness interviews, taking and defending depositions, working with the Navy's experts, chair hearings, issuing and managing litigation hold notices, document collection.
  • You will be working with NLO's litigation support contractor to manage electronic discovery.


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


Qualifications

There are multiple vacancies for Trial and Senior Trial Attorney positions on the Contracts Litigation Teams within the Naval Litigation Office, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy. The position is located at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C.

The Naval Litigation Office (NLO) is part of the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy, which generally provides all legal services throughout the Department in the area of commercial law, including the conduct of civil litigation arising in the General Counsel's areas of responsibility. Consistent with the procedures and policies of the Office of the General Counsel and the NLO, the incumbent will principally represent the Department of the Navy before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. The incumbent will also assist the Department of Justice in matters filed against the Department of the Navy in the Court of Federal Claims or other federal courts and may be assigned to other matters as the needs of the office require. The cases may involve hundreds of millions of dollars or have critical impacts on the mission of the Department.

Our contract teams handle a varied caseload; applicants with recent, hands-on government contracts litigation experience and complex commercial litigation and/or construction litigation experience are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include preparing pleadings, written discovery, motions and legal memoranda, witness interviews, taking and defending depositions, working with the Navy's experts, first/second chair hearings, issuing and managing litigation hold notices, document collection, and working with NLO's litigation support contractor to manage electronic document databases. Travel is required and is determined by the needs of each case.

The positions will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) pay system at the GS 14 or 15 levels. To be considered for a position at the GS 14 level, the successful applicant must have a minimum of three and one half years of recent and relevant legal experience. To be considered for a position at the GS-15 level, the successful applicant must have a minimum of five-and-one-half years of recent and relevant legal experience.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following: (1) recent and relevant litigation experience (2) government contract law/litigation or complex commercial or construction litigation (3) excellence in legal analysis and written and oral communication skills; and (4) ability to work cooperatively and effectively on difficult tasks under time pressure with people of diverse interests. 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.

Education

Candidates must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, 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, be admitted to practice before a state or federal court. Successful applicant must be a U.S. citizen, and be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET level security clearance.

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.

Several vacancies may be filled.

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.