Attorney Advisor, (Contract) GS-0905-14
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, U.S. Coast Guard, C4IT Service Center's Contracting and Procurement Division (CPD) in Alexandria, VA.
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.
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- Not Required
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-14 level position, applicants must have a least one full year of experience as a practicing attorney that is equivalent to the duties performed at the GS-13 level. The types and complexity of cases and the work involved in handling them are evaluated to determine the experience and performance level of the applicant. "Specialized experience" is experience that should include duties, which encompass the provision of administrative law advice, preferably in the area of real property and environmental law. NOTE: Only education and experience acquired before the filing deadline will be considered.
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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). 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. Also MUST have the ability to travel throughout the country, often on short notice, for training, case preparation, or other necessary engagement.
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.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education's web site at click here
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
Q - Nonsensitive
You will serve as Attorney Advisor to the C4IT Service Center's Contracting and Procurement Division (CPD) and provide contract law advice to management, technical, and contracting officials at all levels of the CPD. This ranges from daily advice to field-level contracting officers to advice on major Information Technology and Electronic systems to the acquisition of complex services.
Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
- Providing legal counsel, guidance, and assistance to contracting officers, contract administrators and other officials furnishing opinions with respect to the legal aspects of the procurement process.
- Proposing regulations and directives relating to contracts and procurements.
- Preparing and presenting the Government's defense to contract appeal cases before the Department of Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
- Evaluating evidence and legal implications and recommending settlements, in whole or in part, to the Contracting Office and participating in negotiation and preparation of settlement agreements with contractors.
- Preparing litigation reports for, and otherwise assisting, the Department of Justice trial attorneys in preparing the Government's defense in litigation in the Court of Claims or District Courts involving Coast Guard contract claim matters.