General Attorney

Employer
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 11, 2017
Closes
Apr 25, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

As a General Attorney, you will be representing GSA in contract disputes arising from GSA’s construction, real estate leasing, and property management activities, with a strong focus on complex construction disputes. Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant litigation experience, with an emphasis on government contracts, real estate, and/or construction, and be able to carry out assignments without preliminary instruction. Experience before a Board of Contract Appeals and/or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and serving as principal counsel are preferred. Secondary duties include litigation tasks relating to less frequent litigation (bankruptcy, environmental, utilities, etc.) arising from GSA’s real property activities, as well as counsel on transactions and claims prior to litigation. Performance of duties will entail periods of frequent travel nationwide. This position is located in the Office of General Counsel, Real Property Division located at 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC. This is not a virtual position.

GSA is the lead real estate and facilities provider for civilian federal agencies, responsible for leasing, construction, and management of hundreds of millions of square feet of space in courthouses, federal buildings, laboratories, border stations, and other facilities nationwide. GSA’s Office of General Counsel is a high-performing team with a reputation for quality and professionalism. An interest in high profile real estate projects, architecture, engineering, and other technical aspects of construction will be highly rewarded.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE about why you should choose GSA.) GSA offers its employees a wide range of benefits including: Federal health insurance plans (choose from a wide range of plans); Life insurance coverage with several options to choose from; Leave policies to help you take care of your personal, recreational, and health care needs; Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan); Flexible work schedules and telework; Transit and child care subsidies; and Training and development.

At this time we are only filling one vacancy, however additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations withing the same commuting area, as needed.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • 25% or Greater
  • Performance of duties will entail periods of frequent travel nationwide.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
  • Direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization is required
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with Selective Service
  • 2 year trial period may be required.
  • See Conditions of Employment section for more requirements
  • NOTE: Qualifications are based on length and level of experience. Therefore, in addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours per week if part time. Qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, so failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    The GS-15 salary range starts at $131,767.00 per year. Generally, first time appointees to Federal civilian service have their salary set at the beginning rate of the grade for which they are selected; unless prior approval has been received to adjust the salary based on superior qualifications of the applicant.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. To qualify, you must:

    1. Have a professional law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school;
    2. Be a current member of the bar, in good standing, of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia; and
    3. Have 5 years of relevant legal experience, with an emphasis on government contracts, real estate, and/or construction.

    If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • Undergo a background investigation and receive favorable adjudication. This position has been designated as a Public Trust Position.
    • Non-GSA employees must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
    • Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.

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