Patuxent River, Maryland
Mar 27, 2023
Apr 03, 2023
Full Time

  • 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 provide legal advice to Senior Leadership on applicable statutes, regulations, and policy guidance.
  • You will serves as principal legal advisor to assigned clients in matters of business and commercial law, fiscal law and associated administrative law and litigation.
  • 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 be responsible for assisting the U.S. Attorney or acting as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.
  • 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.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final secret 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.
  • 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.
  • You will be required to be accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.


The successful candidate 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 the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Further, the candidate must provide legal advice to Senior NAVAIR Leadership on applicable statutes, regulations, and policy guidance. The candidate may also address other practice areas within the NAVAIR Office of Counsel. The ability to forge strong working relationships with attorneys and clients alike is essential.

To be eligible for selection at the NH-IV/GS-15 level, the applicant must have at least five-and-a-half years of successful professional legal experience.

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 be a U.S. citizen, 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, and be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Additional information

One vacancy will 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.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

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