Assistant General Counsel
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Major Duties, continued:
- Prepares and/or presents the Committee's legal position in an administrative hearing, before a court of original jurisdiction or Appellate court. In cases involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), incumbent assists and gives technical guidance to DOJ attorneys in preparation of the Committee's position and at trial.
- Advises the Committee on contracting methods and individual contracts. Provides legal advice and assistance in the formulation and administration of contracts and related matters, including contract drafting.
- Prepares written and oral presentations of the results of such research, including its legal ramifications.
- Prepares and recommends draft decisions on Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Committee's FOIA Officer and makes legal determinations regarding requests under the FOIA. Advises Committee staff on Privacy Act matters to ensure that policies, systems, and procedures are in compliance with all applicable statutes and regulations.
- Additional responsibilities include other matters as assigned by the General Counsel.
Applicants must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated according to job responsibilities and qualifications as stated:
- In-depth knowledge of and demonstrated experience with Federal Government organization and operations, Federal administration law, and knowledge and experience of Federal procurement law, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other relevant regulations and policies; including contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and other transactions; Contract Disputes Act procedures, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and actions before the Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and bid protest procedures before the Government Accountability Office.
- Experience in conducting and directing complex legal research, engaging in sophisticated legal analysis and presenting the results in a clear, precise and persuasive manner, both orally and in writing, including Federal Government Ethics matters.
- Demonstrated experience with Federal litigation as counsel to a Federal agency litigation defendant.
- Skill in drafting and reviewing regulations, letters, memoranda, legal opinions, and court filings, often under extreme time pressure.
- Ability to translate sound legal advice into effective policy and program options that enable the agency to accomplish its goals.
- Experience with and ability to direct a small agency staff for Freedom of Information Act and Government Ethics functions.
- FAMILIARITY WITH THE ORGANIZATION AND LEGAL FUNCTIONS OF THE Committee.
- Knowledge or familiarity with current Federal disability, rehabilitation, and employment law.