Trial Attorney (Contract)

Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Must be willing to sign an Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450
  • GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: You MUST have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD). In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of "active" status with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in "active" status.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT GS-15 LEVEL: In addition to the General Requirement, the attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of three years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Professional legal experience must include: Professional legal experience must include: (1) Litigation and government procurement experience or related commercial law experience in areas such as: administrative law; bankruptcy; bid protest; contract administration; contract formation; copyright infringement; fiscal law, housing privatization; intellectual property; labor law; patent infringement; surety law; and/or litigation practice; (2) Experience in interest based negotiation and alternative dispute resolution remedies available under the federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Acts of 1996 and 1998.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Graduate from an accredited law school and admission to the bar of a State or the District of Columbia.

    2. Litigation and subject matter related expertise with the latter concentrated in areas such as: administrative law;
    bankruptcy; bid protests; contract disputes, contract administration; contract formulation; copyright infringement; fiscal law;
    housing privatization; intellectual property; labor law; patent infringement; surety law; and /or litigation practice.

    3. Highly expert knowledge of federal laws, regulations, policies and principles related to the practice and litigation of
    government contract or related commercial law and several specialized practices.

    4. Highly expert knowledge of the research methodologies and database technologies necessary to identify all applicable
    Federal, State and local laws, regulations an policies pertaining to government procurement or related commercial law.

    5. Superior ability to provide authoritative legal advice.

    6. Superior skill in applying advanced data gathering tools, including but not limited to, formal interviewing techniques,
    archived records retrieval and review and formal discovery to conduct fact-finding.

    7. Superior ability to render authoritative written and legal opinions and products involving complex and difficult legal
    problems arising in cases and/or controversies.

    8. Superior skill adn ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    9. Highly expert knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, policies, Executive Orders and federal agency instructions to
    cases and/or controversies.

    10. Superior skill in interpreting the law and applying it to legally complex and factually complex cases and controversies.

    11. Superior and independent exercise of legal judgment and discretion.

    12. Superior ability to tactfully advise senior leadership, counsel and other agency officials on sensitive legal issues.

    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be currently licensed as an attorney, in active (or equivalent) status and in good standing, with the bar of a U.S. state, territory, or commonwealth. The attorney must maintain such bar membership in at least one jurisdiction during the entire course of employment with the Air Force.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

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    Drug test required No

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