General Attorney

Washington D.C.
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 01, 2019
Full Time

25% or less - Travel may be required by location and nature of case work.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship or National required.
  • Background security investigation required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service
  • Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • 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 politcal appointee
    • Serve a two year trial period, if required.
    • This position may entail travel nationwide.
    • Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
    • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
    • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee.  We will use the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 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.  

    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).    

    If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

    For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

    TheGS-13 salary range starts at $96,970.00 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 of the following:

    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; in good standing of a State, a Territory of the United States, District of Columbia or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ; and
    3. Experience: Applicant must have at least 3 years of relevant legal experience commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position, with an emphasis on litigation in at least one of the following areas: government contracts, construction, or leasing.

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Bargaining Unit:  Not Applicable

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. It is excluded from provisions of the career transition assistance program.

    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. 

    Travel expenses associated with interviews may be approved. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    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

    We are currently filling only one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement in this or other GSA organizations within the same commuting area, as needed. This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position through other means, or not at all. 

    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.

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    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 their resume to access their overall possession of the competencies/knowledges, skills, and ablilities listed below.  

    1. Knowledge relating to litigation of cases before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals or another Board of Contract Appeals, protests before the Government Accountability Office, utility rate case proceedings before Public Service Commissions, and other litigation matters before administrative tribunals or the Federal courts.

    2. Knowledge of the law of Government contracts, including experience as an attorney with preference for specialized experience/familiarity with contract disputes.

      2a. Skill in applying legal concepts and technical skills in the area of contacting, negotiations, and litigation, including skill at conducting pretrial activities and trial examination of witnesses. 

    3. Knowledge of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978, the Administrative Procedures Act, GSA's organic authorities contained in Title 40 fo the U.S. Code, Federal Acquisition Regulation, GSA Acquisition Regulations, Subchapter D of the Federal Property Management Regulations, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act, Competition in Contracting Act.

    4. Skill in applying legal theories to factual issues, including skill in conducting legal research.

    5. Knowledge of various laws, regulations, Executive Orders and OMB Circulars which affect real property activities.

    We will verify your resume supports/possesses the above competencies/knowledges, skills, and abilities listed. 

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    Drug test required No

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