Patuxent River, Maryland
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 02, 2023
Full Time

  • You will be expected to supervise attorneys practicing predominantly in acquisition law as well as other Office of the General Counsel (OGC) practice areas including civilian personnel law; fiscal law, and ethics.
  • You will be called upon to perform and manage the resolution of issues in the full range of OGC practice areas including the Freedom of Information Act, environmental law, intellectual property law and the review of non-FAR based agreements.


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.
  • 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.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


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; 2) their ability to supervise or manage people; 3) their research, analytical, and writing skills; and 4) their oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective relationships, to work effectively with senior military and civilian clients, and to work as part of a team. Experience in acquisition law is highly desired.

Familiarity with the Department of the Navy and DON OGC is not required, but is desirable.
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.


The successful applicant 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, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court.

Additional information

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

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

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

Remote Work is not authorized for this position.

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: .

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.