Supervisory Attorney Advisor (Contract), GS-0905-15

Washington D.C.
Jun 29, 2017
Aug 01, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Office of Commandant and Vice Commandant, Judge Advocate General, Assistant JAG for Acquisition and Litigation, Office of Acquisition and Procurement Law in Washington D.C.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • If selected, will be required to submit to screen for illegal drug use.
  • All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school;


    Must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.


    To qualify for the GS-15 level position, must: have successfully completed at least one full year of professional legal experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, as reflected in the nature and complexity of case work and legal issues for which responsible, the level of responsibility exercised, and the degree to which such experience equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    National Service Experience (i.e.,volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., PeaceCorps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Note: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered

    This position has a positive education requirement.

    All Candidates must possess a J.D. or LL.B degree from an accredited law school; AND, must be a member in good standing of the appropriate licensing authority of any state, territory of the United States, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or District of Columbia bar.

    If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

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    This position is located in the Office of the Judge Advocate General’s Assistant Judge Advocate General for Acquisition and Litigation, Office of Acquisition and Procurement Law. The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Office of Acquisition and Procurement Law and directs the delivery of legal services, advice, and guidance to United States Coast Guard (USCG) officials in Headquarters and the field concerning the contracting and logistics support activities of the Coast Guard.

    Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Reviewing and clearing procurement law advice on instruments of a political and particularly sensitive nature and those requiring a high level of review as mandated by law or regulations.
    • Serving as legal advisor, and supervising eight staff attorneys serving as legal advisors, for highly varied acquisitions, including complex major systems acquisitions.
    • Preparing or reviewing complex proposals, responses to policy inquiries, letters, legal memorandum, and testimony.
    • Providing acquisition strategy and implementation counsel for complex acquisition actions including awards, contract administration, request for equitable adjustments, and claims involving large amounts of money, and/or services/assets to support the agency mission.
    • Advising Coast Guard and DHS policy personnel on issues regarding government-wide and agency-wide implementation of procurements statues and administration policy.
    • Supervising and conducting the investigation of facts and the research of applicable law.
    • Coordinating efforts with EEO officials during the development and implementation of policies affecting both civilian and military personnel.
    • Supervising and making crucial decisions on responses to bid protests which affect critical CG missions.
    • Managing the USCG legal Acquisition Community of Practice.

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