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OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Unique and Exciting Opportunities
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26-19 General Attorney
NAVAIR, Patuxent River, MD
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR, Patuxent River, MD)
There are multiple anticipated vacancies for attorneys within the Office of Counsel, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at its offices located in Patuxent River, MD. Some of the anticipated vacancies fall within legal departments practicing primarily in the acquisition or civilian personnel law area, whereas others fall within departments that provide general legal services across a variety of OGC practice areas, such as, civilian personnel law and labor law, acquisition law, fiscal law, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Law, ethics and standards of conduct, environmental compliance, and the review of non-FAR based agreements.
47-19 ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (ACQUISITION)
NAVFAC – NAVFAC PACIFIC
ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (ACQUISITION)
The principal duties of the attorney selected for this position will be in the acquisition and fiscal law areas, and some of these issues may involve interrelated environmental law issues. However, the selectee may also be assigned duties in any of the OGC practice areas. The Associate Counsel (Acquisition) delivers legal services to the Command’s senior clients regarding the full range of acquisition matters, including contracts and other agreements for military construction, facilities maintenance, architect/engineer services, base operations and support services; intra- and inter-governmental procurement; labor and economic preferences, overseas acquisition issues, renewable energy and utility services; bid protests and contract disputes associated with the above; and related issues of fiscal law. The Associate Counsel (Acquisition) reports to the Counsel; works closely with the Counsel on matters of great visibility and importance to the Command; consults with and provides guidance to attorneys across the NAVFAC Office of Counsel, at Headquarters and in the field; and frequently coordinates directly with attorneys across the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, and other federal agencies.
NAVSEA, NSWC Crane
The Counsel, NSWC Crane, will lead and supervise the office. The office’s primary practice areas are federal acquisition law and civilian personnel law (CPL) and labor law, and the office advises on a wide range of legal issues in other OGC practice areas, including ethics and standards of conduct, fiscal law, the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, and intellectual property law. In addition to managing and supervising the office, the successful candidate will be expected to carry their own significant workload in federal acquisition law and/or CPL.
50-19 ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
NAVSEA, NAVSHIPYD PUGET SOUND
There is a vacancy within the Office of Counsel, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) for an attorney to serve as an Assistant/Associate Counsel. PSNS & IMF provides depot and intermediate level ship maintenance to nuclear powered ships and submarines. The PSNS & IMF Office of Counsel consists of nine attorneys and three paralegals. The Office has a varied workload covering the full range of OGC practice, with emphasis on civilian personnel and labor law, federal acquisition law, litigation, environmental law, fiscal law, standards of conduct, ethics, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act matters. The selected applicant will be expected to provide legal support in the above described OGC practice areas, with an emphasis on civilian personnel and labor law (CPL), including litigation at the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal district court, and union grievance arbitrations.
51-19 ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
San Diego, CA
Attorney to serve as an Assistant/Associate Counsel within the Office of Counsel, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC). SWRMC is the largest and most diverse U.S. Navy intermediate maintenance, ship repair activity. The SWRMC team provides superior ship maintenance, modernization, technical support, intermediate support and selective maintenance training for over 100 surface ships, submarines, shore activities and other commands of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. SWRMC also administers Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contracts for depot level repairs, which are extensive industrial repairs performed during periodic ship overhauls and dedicated repair availabilities by Navy and commercial shipyards. The Office has a varied workload covering many of the OGC practice areas, including acquisition law, fiscal law, civilian personnel and labor law, litigation, ethics/standards of conduct, Freedom of Information Act law, Privacy Act law, and environmental law. Applicants will be evaluated based on their: 1) experience and training. Note, for those applying at the GS-11 or 12 level, we will consider their exposure to law school classes or limited experience in the relevant practice areas and their academic achievement, including their law school class standing, grades, and clerkships; 2) research, analytical, writing and oral communication skills; 3) interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to develop strong attorney-client relationships; and 4) the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Regardless of the pay grade, a demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to handle matters of first impression is also highly desirable.
52-19 ASSISTANT COUNSEL
MSC – MSC Headquarters
The Military Sealift Command (MSC) Office of Counsel anticipates a vacancy in its Norfolk, Virginia office for at least one attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel. The successful applicant is expected to serve as an acquisition attorney. The MSC Office of Counsel provides legal services to MSC headquarters and field activities. MSC is a major Navy Command and the Navy component of the joint service United States Transportation Command. MSC is responsible for a variety of missions, including providing strategic sealift for the Department of Defense, direct fleet support to the Navy combatant fleet, and conducting special missions involving the operation of ships for Department of Defense components. The selectee is expected to be responsible for matters that fall within the traditional Department of the Navy OGC areas of practice, with an emphasis on acquisition and acquisition-related litigation. The successful candidate is expected to render legal advice and assistance, perform legal research, and represent MSC in a broad range of legal issues related to acquisition matters. The attorney selected for this position will be expected to work with senior MSC leaders, including program managers and senior contracting officers, and may be asked to provide support in other OGC practice areas, including but not limited to: ethics, command investigations, admiralty and maritime law.
53-19 Attorney Advisor
NAVFAC - NAVFAC ATLANTIC
The NAVFAC Atlantic Office of Counsel is comprised of eight attorneys (including the subject position) and one support staff. Legal advice is provided on the full range of issues encountered by the client, with a concentration in procurement of construction, facilities maintenance, architecture/engineering and base operations services, and in the areas of real estate, planning, and environmental law. Other practice areas include fiscal law, civilian personnel law, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, and ethics.
The principal duties of the attorney selected for this position will be to provide legal support in the areas of acquisition, real estate, and some civilian personnel law. However, the selectee may also be assigned duties in the other practice areas noted above. Periodic travel may be required.
This position has a full performance level of GS-14, but the position will be filled at the GS-11 or 12 level, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant. To be eligible for selection at the GS-11 level, the applicant must have at least one year of legal experience. Recent law school graduates and applicants with less than one year of legal experience must have graduated in the top third of their law school class or must present other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement such as work or achievement of significance on an official law school law review or journal, winning a moot court competition, membership on the law school's official moot court team, or membership in the Order of the Coif. To be selected at the GS-12 level, the successful candidate must have a minimum of two years of relevant professional legal experience.
54-19 Assistant Counsel
Cherry Point, NC
FRCE Cherry Point
There is an attorney vacancy within the Office of Counsel, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRC East), located aboard the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina. The FRC East Office of Counsel is a field office under its headquarters, Office of Counsel Commander Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) and Office of Counsel Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Maryland, and is part of the DON OGC. FRC East is responsible for providing maintenance, engineering and logistics support for a variety of aircraft, engines and components including the A/V-8B, V-22, H-53, and F-35. The FRC East Office of Counsel consists of four attorneys and three support staff (two paralegal specialists and one legal assistant). It is responsible for providing the full spectrum of legal advice for a large industrial facility employing over 4,000 federal civilian artisans and engineers, military personnel and contract workers.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide legal support across the full range of OGC practice areas, with an emphasis on laws, rules, and regulations in the areas of civilian personnel and labor law (CPL), including litigation at the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, union grievance arbitrations and federal district court. The incumbent will provide pre-litigation advice and services on matters involving EEO programs, such as reasonable accommodation, in addition to matters pertaining to employee performance and discipline. Additional duties may include advice and guidance in the areas of Government contracts, fiscal law and work for private parties, in addition to Government Ethics/Standards of Conduct, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act matters, environmental law and other administrative law matters resulting from the operations and responsibilities of a large industrial facility.
ONR – NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
The Office of Counsel for NPS is a field activity of the Office of Counsel, Office of Naval Research (ONR), within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) that provides a full range of legal services to NPS clients to support the NPS and DON missions. The selectee of this position will be responsible for providing legal advice and services in OGC’s general areas of practice. Such services include: business and commercial law, with an emphasis on procurement; contracts and fiscal law; ethics and standards of conduct; civilian personnel law; and environmental law; intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, copyright, IP litigation support, and technology transfer of intellectual property matters; and FOIA and Privacy Act matters. The selectee will lead and supervise the NPS Office of Counsel, which is currently comprised of four attorneys and one support staff member. The selectee will report to the SES Deputy Counsel, ONR (who also serves as the Intellectual Property Counsel of the Navy) and to the Counsel, ONR.
56-19 Assistant Counsel – TERM Position
Assistant Counsel – TERM Position
There is a current vacancy for an Assistant Counsel within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLANT) located in Norfolk, Virginia. This is a TERM position not to exceed one year. Conversion to a permanent appointment during this time is possible but not guaranteed. NAVFAC MIDLANT is an Echelon IV command, within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, that is responsible for providing public works, construction, environmental, planning and design, and real estate services to Naval and other Department of Defense activities in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and portions of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States. Among other things, it is responsible for facilities construction and maintenance at Naval Base Norfolk, the world’s largest naval concentration.
The NAVFAC MIDLANT Office of Counsel is a field activity of the NAVFAC Atlantic, Office of Counsel, Norfolk, VA, and is a part of the NAVFAC Office of Counsel, which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and comprised of approximately 100 attorneys around the world. The NAVFAC MIDLANT Office of Counsel is currently comprised of 17 attorneys. Legal advice is provided on the full range of issues encountered by the client, with a concentration in procurement of construction, facilities maintenance, architecture/engineering and base operations services, and in the areas of real estate, environmental and civilian personnel law. Other practice areas include fiscal law, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act, and ethics.
The successful applicant’s duties will be primarily in the area of government contract law. However, he/she may also be assigned duties in the other practice areas noted above, if the need arises. Limited domestic travel may be required.
Port Hueneme, CA
NAVFAC - EXWC
It is anticipated that there will be a vacancy for an attorney to serve as Counsel Naval Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC), an Echelon III Command within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). This position is located in Port Hueneme, California and supervises three attorneys and two support staff personnel. The position reports to the Deputy Counsel NAVFAC located at NAVFAC Headquarters Office of Counsel in Washington, D.C. EXWC provides specialized engineering, research and development, test and evaluation services in a wide variety of capability areas and the purchase of renewable energy and energy production capabilities. EXWC also provides information technology services and logistic services for NAVFAC. Workload also includes the full range of OGC and NAVFAC practice areas including fiscal law, civilian personnel law, international law, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act matters, and ethics.
This position requires an attorney who is committed to client service and able to not only manage a legal office but also serve as a part of the NAVFAC EXWC senior management and leadership team. Applicants must have a minimum of five-and-a-half years of successful professional legal experience, a meaningful portion of which will ideally be in federal acquisition law. Experience in energy and utility matters, fiscal law, environmental law, civilian personnel law, and ethics are also desirable.
58 -19 Trial Attorney/Senior Trial Attorney
Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC
Trial Attorney/Senior Trial Attorney
There are two anticipated vacancies for the position of Trial Attorney/Senior Trial Attorney on the Contracts Litigation trial team within the Naval Litigation Office, Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy. The positions are located at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
The positions will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) pay system at the GS-13, 14, or 15 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Our contract teams handle a varied caseload; applicants with recent, hands-on government contracts litigation experience or in a complex commercial litigation and/or construction practice are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include preparing pleadings, written discovery, motions and legal memoranda, witness interviews, taking and defending depositions, working with the Navy’s experts, first/second chair hearings, issuing and managing litigation hold notices, document collection, and working with NLO’s litigation support contractor to manage electronic document databases. Travel is required and is determined by the needs of each case.
59-19 Assistant Counsel, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Wounded Warrior Regiment
CMC – DC (M&RA)
Assistant Counsel, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Wounded Warrior Regiment
There is an opportunity for an attorney to serve in the position of Associate Counsel (General), Office of Counsel, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, (M&RA), Quantico, Virginia. The Office of Counsel, M&RA is a headquarters level office under the Office of Counsel for the Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. and the Office of General Counsel for the Department of the Navy (OGC). The Assistant Counsel reports to the Counsel, M&RA. This position generally supports the Deputy Commandant, M&RA and the seven divisions under the cognizance of the Deputy Commandant, and directly supports the Wounded Warrior Regiment. The Office of Counsel, M&RA consists of a Counsel, Associate Counsel (Labor), Associate Counsel (military), Senior NAF Counsel, Associate NAF Counsel, and one (1) paralegal.
The principal focus of responsibility will be on business, contracts and fiscal law with an emphasis in the areas of Standards of Conduct and ethics. However, the successful applicant will be expected to provide legal advice across the full range of legal services handled by OGC, including, civilian personnel law, discrimination law, and labor relations, audits and investigations, FOIA/Privacy Act, non-appropriated funds, litigation, and other general business law matters.
60-19 Acquisition Attorney
Washington DC, Arlington VA, Quantico VA, Norfolk VA, Patuxent River MD, Mechanicsburg PA or San Diego CA
Within DON, OGC, there are multiple anticipated vacancies for acquisition attorneys with undergraduate or higher degrees relevant to the DON acquisition career fields to include, but not limited to, degrees in the following fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Business, Logistics, Information Technology, and Finance.
Successful applicants will be hired into the Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP). The Department of the Navy (DON) established the NADP as a centrally funded two-year training program which is comprised of entry level and experienced acquisition personnel. The purpose of the NADP is to develop highly skilled acquisition professionals to meet projected DON Acquisition Workforce requirements. Successful applicants will initially be considered NADP associates and will rotate through multiple acquisition-related offices within the hosting command during the program. Upon program completion, the successful applicant will move formally into a permanent OGC attorney position within the hosting command.
To be eligible, the applicant must have an undergraduate or higher degrees relevant to the DON acquisition career fields to include, but not limited to, degrees in the following fields: Engineering, Physical Sciences, Business, Logistics, Information Technology, and Finance. To be eligible for selection at the GS-11 level, the applicant must have at least one year of legal experience. Recent law school graduates and applicants with less than one year of legal experience must have graduated in the top third of their law school class or must present other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement such as work or achievement of significance on an official law school law review or journal, winning a moot court competition, membership on the law school's official moot court team, or membership in the Order of the Coif. To be eligible for selection at the GS-12 level, the applicant must have two years of recent, relevant legal experience or an LL.M. plus one year of recent, relevant legal experience. To be eligible for selection at the GS-13 level, the applicant must have in excess of two years of recent, relevant legal experience.
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