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Attorney (Government Contracts)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

The Procurement Law team provides primary legal support for clients in the Postal Service's Supply Management, Transportation Strategy, and Fleet Modernization & Electrification organizations within one of the world's largest logistical networks. Our clients purchase equipment and services needed to fulfill the Postal Service's nationwide, universal service mission and to support the strategic goals of the Postal Service's Delivering for America plan (more information about Delivering for America is available here ).

As examples, recent major procurements have included, among other things: replacing a fleet of over 150,000 delivery vehicles with modern electric and non-electric vehicles, including a new charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; automation and robotics technology; air and surface transportation; financial and consulting services; software; telecommunications; and cybersecurity technology to protect our employees' and customers' data.

The Procurement Law team provides cradle-to-grave support for all major procurements, advising on the solicitation process, negotiation of contract awards, and post-award claims and disputes. We also provide advice concerning pre- and post-award procurement protests, debarments, and congressional and media inquiries, among other assignments. Additionally, we represent the Postal Service in a first-chair capacity in cases before the Postal Service Board of Contract Appeals.

Although experience in government contracts is preferred, attorneys with three or more years of experience in related areas of federal law, commercial contract disputes and litigation, or contract negotiation, are also encouraged to apply.

  • Conducts legal research and prepares written material for use in representing the Postal Service and advising postal management officials.
  • Participates in conferences necessary to representing or advising Postal Service officials.
  • Directly advises postal management officials and represents the Postal Service in legal matters involving outside parties.
  • Prepares replies to inquiries from Congress, government agencies, and the public.
  • Prepares opinions, memoranda, decisions, regulations, testimonies, or formal filings in proceedings in which the Postal Service is a party.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Key Requirements
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.


  • Ability to prepare pretrial briefs, motions, pleadings, responses and other documents to present the issues independently with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to provide legal advice and services with respect to regulations, practices, or other legal matters, and formulate opinions involving the analysis and interpretation of federal, state and local laws.
  • Ability to litigate cases before administrative bodies and federal courts.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to include the ability to negotiate with third parties on behalf of clients and prepare legal documents and presentations.
  • Ability to conduct legal research to gather and interpret information and ensure accuracy of details using resources such as internal and external documents, archives, electronic databases, and interviews.
  • Three years of experience advising clients in contract disputes or commercial litigation matters. (A federal judicial clerkship can be included in the three-year computation.)
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable to federal government contracts.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: To be eligible for the Attorney position, you must possess a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • SPECIAL CONDITION: Qualified applicants must be a current member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar Association.
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: At least 3 years of experience in legal practice, of which one year of the experience requirement may be met through the completion of a judicial clerkship if completed by the time of hire. The clerkship must be documented in the applicant's resume.
  • Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening.


    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    The salary will be based on previous experience, and current postal pay policies. We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.

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