Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 01, 2021
Closes
May 08, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is an independent agency in the executive branch, responsible for recommendations and advice to the President and the Secretary of Energy regarding public health and safety issues at Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities. This position is located in the Office of General Counsel. The incumbent serves as an Attorney Advisor, assisting the General Counsel with advising, rendering legal policy, and technical services.

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Responsibilities

Serving as a legal expert in procurement law. This includes responsibilities such as: coordinating with, and advising agency procurement officials, such as Contracting Officers and Contracting Officers' Representatives, on all aspects of agency procurement and contract activities; and representing the agency in bid protests. This requires experience with federal procurement, and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other statutes and authorities having a bearing on federal procurement.

Providing legal advice and services to Board Members and the General Counsel with respect to questions, practices, and requirements for compliance with statutes, administrative requirements, and Board regulations.

Performing legal research and analysis on major issues in support of the work of the Office.

Reviewing papers, technical reports, publications, letters, and other documents prepared by the Board staff and others for legal implications and legal sufficiency. Makes or recommends revisions to the General Counsel or other senior attorneys when necessary to ensure conformance with legal requirements.

Assisting in the preparation of written or oral replies to correspondence from other government agencies, members of Congress, congressional committees, or the public regarding the jurisdiction, practice and procedures, activities, and functions of the Board.

Planning, organizing, and conducting investigations of complex cases involving questions arising from technical and legal issues.

Participating in conferences, gatherings, briefings, hearings, and public and non-public meetings with or as a representative of the Office in connection with the performance of duties.

Representing the Board, its Members, and employees in federal courts and other forums.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - To attend meetings, trainings, and other agency objectives.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Will be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You must possess a Law Degree and an active bar membership of any state.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying:

There is no OPM qualification standard established for positions in the Attorney-Advisor, 0905 series, and agencies may establish their own standards for these Excepted Service positions. The Division of Human Resources, and the Office of General Counsel established the following qualifications criteria for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board attorney positions:

BASIC REQUIREMENT:
Qualified candidates must (1) possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and (2) be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


AND

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience for the respective grade level(s) in which you are applying.

To qualify for the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post-J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that include: 1) Providing legal advice and representation on various matters concerning federal procurement and contracts; 2) Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other statutes and authorities having a bearing on federal procurement; 3) Coordinating with, and advising agency procurement officials, such as Contracting Officers Contracting Officers' Representatives, on all aspects of agency procurement and contract activities; 4) Representing the Board, its Members, and employees in federal courts and other forums. (Must be reflected in resume.)

To qualify for the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least five (5) years of post-J.D. specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that include: 1) Providing legal direction and representation on various matters concerning federal procurement and contracts; 2) Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other statutes and authorities having a bearing on federal procurement; 3) Collaborating with, and advising agency procurement officials, such as Contracting Officers and Contracting Officers' Representatives, on all aspects of agency procurement and contract activities; 4) Representing the Board, its Members, and employee, in federal courts and other forums. (Must be reflected in resume.)


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

You will be evaluated for this position based upon information reflected in your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the job specific assessment questionnaire, level of education claimed, experience, and/or training. To remain in consideration for this position, please ensure your resume covers this requirement and that your resume has been successfully submitted as part of your on-line application package. Creation of this package includes completing the on-line assessment questionnaire, uploading your resume, and uploading any required supporting documents.

You will be rated by these competencies:
  • Contracts/Procurement Law
  • Planning & Evaluating
  • Writing
  • Oral Communication

NOTE: Your resume and supporting documentation will be verified. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

Veterans
Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information, please click here .

Note: Applicants who are referred to the hiring office for selection consideration may be required to complete a writing sample and/or other writing exercise as part of the interview/selection process. If the hiring office decides to request a writing sample and/or other writing exercise as part of its selection process, a designated contractor or Agency representative will contact you to: (1) inform you of this requirement; and (2) provide further instructions.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

A complete application includes:
  • A resume
  • Cover letter
  • Vacancy question responses, and
  • Submission of any required documents.

  • Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter, either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility HERE . Land Management Eligibles must compete under competitive merit promotion procedures and meet all applicable requirements as such (time-in-grade restrictions do not apply).

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    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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