Assistant Judge Advocate General for Acquisition and Litigation, ES-0905

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2020
Closes
Oct 19, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Judge Advocate General's office at the USCG Headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Responsibilities

The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Assistant Judge Advocate General (AJAG) for Acquisition and Litigation. The incumbent is responsible for acquisition legal services involving major systems as well as supply, service, ship repair, construction, research and development, energy, and information technology procurements, at all stages from requirement generation through award, contract administration, claims resolution, and litigation.

In addition, the AJAG:
  • Advises the Commandant, Vice Commandant, and Deputy Commandant for Mission Support as well as management, technical, and contracting officials at USCG Headquarters and oversees acquisition legal services at all other levels of the USCG including all logistics centers and operational commands.
  • Provides counsel and substantive legal advice, or oversees the provision of counsel and advice, on the full range of contract matters, for major systems acquisitions, innovatively financed energy contracts, and other procurements; including developing, planning, executing, or overseeing acquisition strategies, requirements, funding, solicitations, contract awards, contract clause interpretations, contract changes, contract performance, enforcement actions, cancellations, and terminations.
  • Serves as the USCG representative or oversees other attorneys in matters before the Government Accountability Office, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
  • Provides legal advice and counsel in all aspects of procurement and acquisition to prevent litigation, and recommends the compromise or settlement of protests and claims in the best interests of the USCG.
  • Leads and supervises a staff of attorneys who provide procurement law advice and counsel, and who represent the USCG in procurement litigation.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Selectee required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance.


Submit a resume which DOES NOT exceed 5 pages using a 12 point font and no less than 1 inch margins and demonstrates how you possess the 5 ECQs and the 2 TQs. Information exceeding 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the federal acquisition and procurement process, and in applying acquisition and procurement laws and authorities, to support agency acquisition planning for and execution of major systems and other procurements. This includes providing legal advice and support in the areas of fiscal law; proposal analysis; contract formation including solicitations; and contract administration, to include contract terminations, claims and disputes. Candidates must also have experience in some or all of the following: legislation affecting procurement; procurement ethics; acquisition strategy and planning; complex source selection; and contract cost principles and procedures.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in conducting, directly supervising, or overseeing Federal contract litigation, which includes bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and contract disputes before a Board of Contract Appeals, and/or Federal Court contract litigation for or against the government.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to establish an organizational vision and implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations and make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: For the 0905 series, applicants must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school and must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bar.

In addition to the Basic Qualifications: Applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your resume must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ1): Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the federal acquisition and procurement process, and in applying acquisition and procurement laws and authorities, to support agency acquisition planning for and execution of major systems and other procurements. This includes providing legal advice and support in the areas of fiscal law; proposal analysis; contract formation including solicitations; and contract administration, to include contract terminations, claims and disputes. Candidates must also have experience in some or all of the following: legislation affecting procurement; procurement ethics; acquisition strategy and planning; complex source selection; and contract cost principles and procedures.

Mandatory Technical Qualification (TQ2): Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience in conducting, directly supervising, or overseeing Federal contract litigation, which includes bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and contract disputes before a Board of Contract Appeals, and/or Federal Court contract litigation for or against the government.

Mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information regarding the ECQs can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp

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.

Education

This position does have a positive education requirement. 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. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless he or she is exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation.

Selectee must file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) upon appointment in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Any required investigations and clearances or waivers must be completed before a selectee is placed in this position.

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. At the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

Moving expenses will be paid in accordance with appropriate regulations.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 478-262-4577. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit http://www.opm.gov/disability/appempl_6-01-A.asp .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A preliminary review of the applications will be made by the Office of Civilian Human Resources to determine if candidates meet the minimum education requirements and mandatory TQs and ECQs. Applicants who meet the required education and mandatory TQs and ECQs will be considered minimally qualified for this position.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

1. Your resume in accordance with instructions in Requirements and How To Apply sections.

2. Your responses to the online questionnaire.

3. Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES.

4. Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.

5. If qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.

6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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