GSA has an opening for an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Personal Property Division, located in Washington, DC. Applicants must possess at least six (6) years of experience as a practicing attorney, acquired after being admitted to the Bar, with some specialized experience and/or familiarity with Government contracts (transaction and/or bid protests and claims).
Location of Position: Office of General Counsel (OGC), Personal Property Division, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
The Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing sound and timely legal advice and representation to GSA clients. OGC carries out all of GSA's legal activities with the exception of counsel to the Office of Inspector General and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.
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You will have access to many benefits including:
- Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
- Life insurance coverage with several options
- Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
- Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
- Flexible work schedules and telework
- Transit and child care subsidies
- Training and development
- Flexible spending accounts
- Long-term care insurance
- Training and development
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Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required as necessary.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee
- Serve a two year trial period, if required.
- Must have an active Tier 5 background investigation (Tier 5 investigation level) and must have the ability to maintain the security clearance
- Submit to periodic and random drug testing where a urinalysis will be used to screen for illegal drug use. A negative test result is required before you start.
- Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.
- Complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment” (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
For each job on your resume, provide:
- the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
- number of hours per week you worked (if part time).
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The GS-15 salary range starts at $131,767.00 per year.
If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.
To qualify, you must possess all the following:
- Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and possession of at least the initial professional law degree (J.D.); AND
- Bar Membership: You must be an active member of the Bar and in good standing of a Bar in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; AND
- Experience: You must have at least 6 years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, with at least some specialized experience and/or familiarity with Government contracts (transactional matters and/or bid protests and claims).
1. Successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association and possession of at least the initial professional law degree (J.D.); AND
2. Bar Membership: You must be an active member of the Bar and in good standing of a Bar in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Bargaining Unit status: Not applicable
Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.
Travel expenses associated with interviews maybeapproved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
On a case-by-case basis, the following incentives may be approved:
- Recruitment incentive if you are new to the federal government
- Credit toward vacation leave if you are new to the federal government
Before being hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application if you have not done this. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subjected to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Excepted Service - 2 year trial period.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.
This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means, such as reassignment, transfer, reinstatement, or a noncompetitive action. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be rated according to qualifications, general experience, specialized experience, demonstrated ability and willingness to meet requirements of position, and demonstrated interest in the practice area. Eligible candidates are evaluated on your resume to assess your overall possession of the competencies/knowledges, skills, and abilities listed below.
- Knowledge of the relevant acquisition statutes and regulations, including the Federal Property and Administrative Service Act of 1949, as amended, the Competition in Contracting Act, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (OFPP Act), the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the GSA Acquisition Regulation.
- Skill in conducting legal research, legal analysis and preparing legal opinions.
- Knowledge of decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and Government Accountability Office relating to Federal procurement.
- Skill in litigation and negotiation techniques
- Knowledge of Government contracting and the statutes, rules and regulations, and policies governing Federal procurement, including relevant statutes and procedures governing Federal rulemaking actions, including the OFPP Act and administrative law.
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