Attorney Advisor - DETAIL

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Jun 06, 2021
Closes
Jun 14, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Attorney Advisor DETAIL position in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) within the Office of the Director (OD), Alexandria, VA.

For more information on OGC please click here .

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Responsibilities

The OGC is the legal advisor and advocate for the Foundation, providing legal advice and assistance on all aspects of the Foundation's programs, policies, and operations, as well as areas affecting science and technology more broadly. Advice is provided in a wide variety of areas, such as: grants, contracts and cooperative agreements; intellectual property; conflicts-of-interest; employee and labor relations; civil rights; health, safety and environment; Federal fiscal and administrative law and procedure; and international law and agreements. OGC coordinates with U.S. Department of Justice regarding litigation matters involving the foundation.

The individual selected for this position will be detailed to NSF Office of the General Counsel to assist in intellectual property and licensing, including:
  • Advising on the Bayh-Dole Act and regulations
  • Reviewing operations of the I-Edison system and advising on transfers/waivers and other functions
  • Facilitating intellectual property related aspects of NSF partnerships and consortia
  • Advising on licensing terms and agreements as well as facilities or user agreements
  • Advising on other arrangements and other transactions authorities and applications
  • Advising on copyrights and trademark issues in particular as they relate to NSF partnerships
  • Coordinating with the government information attorney and other subject matter expert attorneys on concluding NSF partnership and other agreements and understandings.


Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
03

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


It is NSF policy that NSF personnel employed at or IPAs detailed to NSF are not permitted to participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs ( Foreign Talent Definitions ). Failure to comply with this NSF policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal Service or termination of an IPA assignment and referral to the Office of Inspector General.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

Please preview "Evaluations" section and "Qualifications" for additional requirements..

Qualifications

Candidates must have a J.D. from a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), plus after award of the J.D., six or more years of professional legal experience. Candidates must have significant expertise related to the Bayh-Dole Act and regulations and experience with public-private partnerships.

Bar Membership: Candidate must be a member in good standing of the bar of a State, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

This position is outside the competitive civil service.

You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.



This position may be filled by an individual internal or external to NSF. If external to NSF, a Memorandum of Understanding will be established between agencies prior to temporary entrance on duty. Coordination between agencies will be required to determine the appropriate salary level authorized for the selected candidate. If the selected candidate is not a current Federal employee, this will be processed as a temporary appointment NTE one year.

**INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY AN AD-3, AD-4, GS-14 OR GS-15 (OR EQUIVALENT) WILL BE CONSIDERED**

Education

Additional information

  • Applicants must obtain their supervisor's approval to apply for this detail opportunity
  • This announcement is for a detail only. All eligible applicants will be referred for consideration.
  • This announcement is for a detail only. The selected candidate will remain at his/her current grade and rate of pay, unless approved otherwise.
  • This detail is for a period of 120-days and may be extended up to one year. The detail may be terminated at any time during this period. Upon conclusion of the detail, you will be returned to your former office and position.

    This position may be filled by an individual internal or external to NSF. If external to NSF, a Memorandum of Understanding will be established between agencies prior to entrance on duty. Coordination between agencies will be required to determine the appropriate salary level authorized for the selected candidate; and if a temporary promotion is possible. If the selected candidate is not a current Federal employee, this will be processed as a temporary appointment NTE one year.

Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.

This announcement is open to All US Citizens who meet citizenship and eligibility requirements.

Federal Appropriations Law requires that Non-Citizens meet certain eligibility criteria to be considered. Therefore, Non-Citizens must certify eligibility by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non-citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered.

This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the National Science Foundation.

NSF has determined that all of its positions are eligible for telework. Work suitable for telework depends on job duties; therefore, employees must receive approval from their supervisor for telework and have a telework agreement in place. Entering into a telework agreement is voluntary.

The Selected Candidate(s) may be subject to a background investigation.

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 on the extent and quality of your experience, expertise, education, and legal activities relevant to the duties of the position. In some cases, additional assessment processes may also be used.

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

All applicants must submit a resume in any format, and may also submit a cover letter. Please be sure to identify the date that you obtained your JD or equivalent.

In order to be considered for federal appointments, Non-Citizens must affirm that they meet the Appropriations Law eligibility criteria by signing and attaching this Citizenship Affidavit to their application. Non citizens who do not provide the affidavit at the time of application will not be considered. Non Citizens who are exempt from the Appropriations Law requirements due to their status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on December 16, 2009 must provide a statement with their application noting their exemption with documentation of proof of status as officers or employees of the U.S. government on that date.

You are strongly encouraged to submit a current performance appraisal and/or letter(s) of recommendation. This information will be used in the evaluation process.

You should upload your letter of recommendation(s) or the individual(s) can email the letter of recommendation(s) to adsearch@nsf.gov ; please ask him/her to put your name and the job announcement number in the subject line.

Transcripts are not required; however, please indicate the year that each degree was obtained on your application materials.

All uploading must be completed before 11:59 PM Eastern time on the vacancy closing date.


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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