TRIAL ATTORNEY

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

Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer.

To apply to this position please visit the following link:
https://www.secnav.navy.mil/OGC/Pages/Attorneys.aspx

Interested applicants must follow the directions in the How to Apply section of this flyer to be considered. Notice of Result letters will not be sent via USAJOBS, to applicants who apply.
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Responsibilities

  • You will prepare pleadings, written discovery, motions and legal memoranda, witness interviews, and taking and defending depositions.
  • You will work with Navy experts, first/second chair hearings, issuing and managing litigation hold notices, document collection, and working with Naval Litigation Office (NLO?s) litigation support contractor to manage electronic document databases.
  • You will principally represent the Department of the Navy before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
  • You will assist the Department of Justice in matters filed against the Department of the Navy in the Court of Federal Claims or other federal courts and may be assigned to other matters as the needs of the office require.
  • You will perform administrative functions as related to the practice of law and participate in organization-wide or command level initiatives.
  • You will be responsible for directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of the ad hoc team and for assisting less experienced attorneys serving as co-counsel on assigned cases.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel is required and is determined by the needs of each case.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • Travel is required and will be determined by the needs of each case.


Qualifications

Trial Attorney: To be selected at the GS 14 level, the successful applicant must have a minimum of three-and-one-half years of recent and relevant legal experience, including demonstrated experience in government contract law and litigation, or complex commercial litigation or construction litigation.

Sr. Trial Attorney: To be selected at the GS 15 level, the successful applicant must have a minimum of five-and-a-half years of recent and relevant legal experience, including demonstrated experience in government contract law and litigation, or complex commercial or construction litigation.


Education

Law Degree and Bar Membership : Incumbent must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court, of good character; and in full compliance with continuing legal education requirements of an appropriate bar. The incumbent must maintain this professional qualification at all times as a condition of employment.

Additional information

This position is eligible for regular, reoccuring and/or ad-hoc telework, at the discretion of management.

Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Candidates will be evaluated on the following:
  • recent and relevant litigation experience;
  • government contract law/litigation experience;
  • excellence in legal analysis and written and oral communication skills; and
  • the ability to work cooperatively and effectively on difficult tasks under time pressure with people of diverse interests.
  • Applicants with a record of making significant contributions to the advancement of the DON OGC or equivalent Office of the General Counsel or, Law Firm/Office beyond the day-to-day legal practice are desired.

    You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

    If selected, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All qualification requirements must be met before being considered for any vacancies.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

    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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