Attorney-Adviser (Contract), CG-0905-13/14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate Operations Branch, Corporate & Legal Operations Section, Contracts & Risk Management Unit,
Legal Services & Special Contracts Group of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides advice and counsel on the drafting, awarding, and administration of contracting policies, and procedures.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance with the coordination of the selection, retention and management of outside counsel and legal services providers throughout the Legal Division, acts as a resource for all Legal Division staff, and provides assistance and resources to staff seeking to hire outside counsel and legal support services providers.
  • Provides assistance to the Supervisory Counsel in overseeing all outside counsel and legal support service provider related activities conducted by the Legal Division including training of in-house attorneys and development of outside counsel and legal service provider policies and procedures for managing and retaining outside counsel and legal support services providers, resolution of outside counsel conflicts of interest, approval of billing rates, and resolution of disputes regarding fees and expenses.
  • Assists in negotiating the resolution of outside counsel and legal support service provider contracting disputes and claims, and provides advice and counsel regarding various procurement issues, and issues related to conflicts of interest or representation of the FDIC.
  • Prepares standard contract documents to retain outside counsel and reviews requests for renewal, extension, modification or termination of legal services agreements and related contract documents.
  • Provides advice and counsel regarding special contracting or non­traditional contracts at the requests of the Division and Offices and the Acquisition Services Branch. Advises on the development of innovative contracting, including adapting FDIC's guidance and policy to accommodate such contracting as done by other federal agencies using the TechFAR Handbook, the Digital Services Playbook, other transaction agreements, prize competitions and contests, public-private partnerships, and similar approaches.
  • Advises on intellectual property issues, including the FDIC's use of a patent or patentable subject matter, copyrighted material, technical data, or computer software.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Bar membership required.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

CG-13: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 12 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in the drafting, awarding, and administration of contracts and all contracting-related activities, including formulation and implementation of policies and procedures.

CG-14: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in the drafting, awarding, and administration of contracts and all contracting-related activities, including formulation and implementation of policies and procedures; and reviewing, recommending, and monitoring compliance for the retention and use of contractors.

Education

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures including the Acquisition Policy Manual (APM), Acquisition Procedures Guidance and Information (PGI), the Outside Counsel Deskbook and Legal Support Services Deskbook, the Outsourced Solution Assessment Methodology (OSAM), as well as statutes related to contracts.
  • Ability to negotiate, arbitrate, and resolve legal matters.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing.
  • Ability to research, analyze, synthesize, and resolve legal issues.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark) law.

  • You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.

    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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