General Attorney

Patuxent River, Maryland
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

  • You will practice law predominantly in the area of Civilian Personnel Law (CPL) before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
  • You will practice law in the following areas ethics, environmental law, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA), procurement fraud/acquisition integrity.
  • You will review and advise on legislative proposals and provide advice to various senior-level clients in the NAVAIR Headquarters on a variety of other topics including security matters and matters before the NAVAIR Inspector General
  • You will provide legal advice on applicable statutes, regulations, and policy guidance.


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
  • 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.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • 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.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


GS-11 level, the applicant must have at least one year of professional legal experience, or be a recent law school graduate with superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by: graduating in the top third of their law school class; work or achievement of significance on an official law review or journal; or a special high-level honor, e.g., winning a moot court competition, membership on the law school's official moot court team, or membership in the Order of the Coif

GS-12: the applicant must have two years of relevant professional legal experience at the GS-11 (or equivalent) level or be a current GS-12 (or equivalent) attorney within the Federal government.

Note that for GS-11 and GS-12 positions only, a second professional law (LLM) degree (LL.M.) that required at least one full academic year of graduate study may be substituted for one year of professional legal experience.

GS-13: the applicant must have in excess of two years of relevant legal experience.

GS-14: the applicant must have at least three-and-one-half years of relevant legal experience.

GS-15: the applicant must have at least five-and-a-half years of relevant legal experience.


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.

Additional information

This position is eligible for ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

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: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.