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 #24-21 General AttorneyPatuxent River, MD3/8/2021NAVAIR - COMFRCGS-12/13/14/15
General Attorney
It is anticipated that there will be multiple vacancies for attorneys to serve within the Office of General Counsel, Commander Fleet Readiness Headquarters (COMFRCHQ), located in Patuxent River, MD.  COMFRCHQ is an Echelon III command, reporting to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), located in Patuxent River, MD. The Command is responsible for maintenance and repair of airframes, engines, and components, along with related services to meet Fleet sustainment requirements. The COMFRCHQ Office of Counsel is responsible for providing the full spectrum of legal advice with a concentration in acquisition, civilian personnel law, ethics, fiscal law, environmental, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act.

The responsibilities of this position include advising clients on a variety of Federal acquisition law-related matters to include: contractual interpretation; drafting and reviewing contractual modifications; contract disputes and claims; responding to bid protests; reviewing solicitations, acquisition strategy and planning documents, as well as other acquisition-related documents; competitive source selections; statutory interpretation; and preparing or reviewing responses to Congressional, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspectors General, and Naval Audit Service requests as required. The selected applicant will also provide advice on FOIA, ethics/standards of conduct, fiscal law, civilian personnel law, and other areas within the DON OGC’s areas of practice.

This vacancy is anticipated to be filled at the GS-12 through GS-15 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a resume; two legal writing samples (not more than 10 pages each; portions of longer documents are acceptable); your most recent SF-50 (if a current federal employee) and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who may be contacted. Applicants who have graduated from law school less than five years prior to the announcement closing date must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank. Applicants should clearly indicate if they do not want their current supervisor contacted. The cover letter should address when the applicant will be available to report for duty. Current Federal employees should also indicate their present GS and step level or equivalent grade and salary.




Electronic applications must be addressed to Kirsten.Jabara@navy.mil and Kimberli.Bartholomew@navy.mil.  The application file size must be under 7MB. Hard copy applications are not being accepted.

Interested attorneys may contact Ms. Kirsten Jabara, Counsel, COMFRC, at (301) 247-3521 or kirsten.jabara@navy.mil, for further information.

This Personnel Notice will close at 11:59:59 PM (EST) on March 8, 2021.  Only complete applications received by the closing date and time of this announcement will be considered.



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 #30-21 Counsel, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, JapanIwakuni, Japan3/12/2021CMC - MC PACOGS-15
Counsel, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan
The Office of Counsel for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as a component part of the DoN OGC, is responsible for providing legal advice, services, representation, legal approvals, legal opinions, and legal interpretation of statutes, regulations, and case law, to the Commandant and the Marine Corps in all areas relating to installation law, including land use law, environmental law, civilian personnel and labor law, procurement law, business and commercial law, and such other areas of law that support Marine Corps interests.

There is an anticipated vacancy for the position of Counsel, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni in Japan.  The Office of Counsel, MCAS Iwakuni, is a field office of the Pacific Area Counsel Office (PACO), located on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. PACO is a regional field office of the Office of Counsel for the Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps. PACO provides a full range of legal support to clients that include the Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler (MCIPAC-MCB Camp Butler); the Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF); and all subordinate commands and commanders in Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Guam. The successful applicant will be expected to provide legal support across the full spectrum of DoN OGC practice areas, including environmental and land use law, civilian personnel law, fiscal law, procurement law, FOIA/Privacy Act, and ethics.

The position will be filled at the GS-15 level.  To be selected, a candidate must have at least five and a half years of relevant legal experience.

Applicants should submit a resume; two brief legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each) that demonstrate analytical and/or advocacy abilities (excerpts of larger pieces may be submitted); the two most recent performance appraisals with rating official narrative, if available; and the names and phone numbers of at least three references who may be contacted. The application should indicate the lowest grade level that the applicant will consider. Current federal employees must provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form.  Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents.

Interested attorneys should contact Mr. Kyle Murray, DSN 315-645-3823 or commercial 011-81-98-970-3823, kyle.murray@usmc.mil for more information.

Applications should be sent electronically to Mr. Kyle Murray at kyle.murray@usmc.mil. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

This announcement closes on March 12, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM EST, and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
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#20-21 Deputy, Field Liaison SectionNAVSEA HQ, Washington Navy Yard, DC3/8/2021NAVSEA - NAVSEASYSCOMGS-15
Deputy, Field Liaison Section
There is a vacancy for a senior attorney to serve as Deputy for the Field Liaison Section (hereafter referred to as the Deputy FL Section Head) within the Office of Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). NAVSEA Headquarters is located on the Washington Navy Yard (WNY), at 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.

The Deputy FL Section Head will assist with managing and supervising NAVSEA’s extensive field counsel organization, which is comprised of over 100 attorneys and 30 support staff in 22 offices located at the four Naval Shipyards, four Supervisor of Shipbuilding activities, three Regional Maintenance Centers, and ten Undersea and Surface Warfare Centers (WFCs). The Deputy FL Section Head reports to NAVSEA’s FL Section Head and will supervise Field Counsels; consult with and provide guidance to attorneys throughout NAVSEA, and coordinate directly with attorneys across the DON. Together with the FL Section Head, the Deputy FL Section Head will ensure the provision of consistent, high quality, timely legal advice and guidance throughout the NAVSEA field enterprise.  The Deputy FL Section Head will also assist the FL Section Head with managing all field attorney hiring actions, promotion requests, requests for additional billets, and attorney performance management. The Deputy FL Section Head is responsible for fostering continuous communication with field offices.

This position will be filled at the NH-IV level (GS-15 equivalent) within the Acquisition Workplace Personnel Demonstration Project (ACQDEMO). The successful candidate must have at least five-and-one-half years of relevant professional legal experience.

Interested attorneys with questions are encouraged to contact Ms. Effie L. Lewis-Robinson at (202) 781-1559 or by email at effie.lewis@navy.mil.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two legal writing samples demonstrating analytical and/or advocacy abilities (no longer than 10 pages each; portions of longer work products are acceptable), the two most recent performance appraisals with rating official's narrative (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be contacted (including current or most recent DON OGC supervisor, if applicable).

Applications must be sent electronically to nssc_navsea_ogc_vaca@navy.mil. The subject line of the email should include the applicant’s name and contain the Personnel Notice Number. If absolutely necessary, applications may be sent via Fed Ex or some similar means due to delays in regular U.S. mail delivery to:

COMMANDER
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND
Attn: Effie L. Lewis-Robinson, Stop 1150
1333 ISAAC HULL AVENUE SE
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD DC 20376-1150

This Personnel Notice will close at 11:59:59 PM, EST, March 8, 2021 and applications must be received by this time and date to be considered.


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#21-21 Assistant CounselNorfolk Naval Shipyard, VA3/8/2021NAVSEA - NAVSHIPYD NORFOLKGS-11/12/13/14
Assistant Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for one or more attorneys to serve as an Assistant Counsel in the Office of Counsel, Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is a field office under the headquarters Office of Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and part of the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC). NAVSEA is responsible for the development, acquisition, and maintenance of ships, shipboard systems, and ordnance for the DON, with an annual budget of about $35 billion and a workforce of roughly 83,000 military and civilian personnel. NNSY is the oldest United States Navy Shipyard and largest public shipyard on the East Coast. It is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing U.S. Navy ships and submarines. NNSY employs approximately 10,500 civilians and 500 military personnel. The NAVSEA Office of Counsel employs over 150 lawyers at the Washington, D.C. Headquarters and in 22 field offices throughout the U.S.

Positions will be filled at the GS-11, 12, 13, or 14 level and will have a full performance level of GS-14. The actual grade will depend on the qualifications of the successful applicant.  Among qualified applicants preference is expected to be given to hiring the best qualified applicant at the lowest pay grade.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two recent and relevant legal writing samples (no longer than 10 pages each; portions of longer work products are acceptable) that demonstrate analytical and/or advocacy abilities, the two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be contacted. Attorneys who have graduated from law school less than 5 years prior to the announcement closing date must provide a copy of their law school transcripts, including class rank. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form. Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents. Performance appraisals should include the rating official's narrative. The application cover letter should indicate the lowest grade level that the applicant will consider.

Interested attorneys with questions may contact Mr. James M. Metcalfe, NNSY Counsel at (757) 284-5696 or Ms. Debbie Evans, NNSY Civilian Personnel Law (CPL) Supervisor at 757-396-8625.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to nssc_navsea_ogc_vaca@navy.mil.  The subject line of the message should state the Personnel Notice Number. Although less desirable because of possible security delays, applicants may send applications by FedEx to:

NAVSEA 00LB
Naval Sea Systems Command
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE Stop 1150
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-1150

This Personnel Notice will close at 11:59:59 PM, EST, March 8, 2021 and applications must be received by this time and date to be considered.
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#22-21 Assistant or Associate CounselWashington Navy Yard, DC3/10/2021AGC (AIO) - AIOGS-12/13/14/15
Assistant or Associate Counsel
There is a vacancy for an attorney to serve as Assistant/Associate Counsel in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Acquisition Integrity) (AGC (AI)), located at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC. As the head of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Integrity Office (DON AIO), AGC (AI) is responsible for advising the General Counsel and the Secretary of the Navy on all significant acquisition fraud issues. AGC (AI) further manages, directs, and coordinates all acquisition integrity related matters to assure that the DON deters, detects, and eliminates procurement fraud, takes action against those who commit procurement fraud, protects the DON from future procurement fraud, and recovers amounts due the DON because of procurement fraud. AGC (AI) leads an immediate office of thirteen attorneys and one support staff.

The successful applicant will: work on acquisition fraud matters with investigators, auditors, acquisition officials, and program managers; coordinate civil False Claims Act matters with DOJ; support matters in litigation; negotiate solutions to acquisition fraud issues; initiate/implement administrative remedies (e.g., suspension and debarment) against non-responsible government contractors; and prepare and give trainings briefings at senior levels within the DON and other federal agencies. The successful applicant will need to be comfortable working independently and will be responsible for working cases "cradle to grave," including prioritizing case load, developing case strategy, selecting and advocating appropriate administrative or contractual remedies, balancing the operational needs of the DON with the requirement to contract only with responsible contractors, and helping protect taxpayer dollars.

This position has a full performance level of GS-15. Grade and pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability, and GS pay setting guidelines.
Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Wayne Wisniewski at 703.244.8414 or Valencia Mouzon 703.835.7603. 

Applicants should submit a resume, two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages total), their two most recent full year performance appraisals, and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. Electronic applications should be sent to Valencia Mouzon at AIOJobs@navy.mil, and should state the Personnel Notice Number in the subject line. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

This Personnel Notice will close on March 10, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, (EST) and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
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#23-21 Intellectual Property AttorneyCrane, Indiana3/12/2021NAVSEA - NSWC, CraneGS-11/12
Intellectual Property Attorney
There is an anticipated vacancy for an intellectual property (IP) attorney within the Office of Counsel at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), Crane, Indiana. NSWC Crane is one of eight divisions within the Naval Surface Warfare Center of the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA). NSWC Crane specializes in the acquisition and fleet support of electronics, ordnance and electronic warfare products and strategic systems. NSWC Crane is an industrial leader in applying better processes and technologies to the development, acquisition, and support of modern naval combat weapons systems. As one of Indiana’s largest high-tech employers, NSWC Crane currently employs approximately 2,165 scientists, engineers and technicians. NSWC Crane’s total population is approximately 3,200. The main facility is located approximately 30 miles southwest of the city of Bloomington in south central Indiana. Bloomington is an eclectic small city and the home of Indiana University. As a major educational center, Bloomington offers an array of entertainment, recreational and dining options. NSWC Crane is also within two hours of the major urban centers of Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky.

The successful candidate is expected to provide the full range of IP legal services in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and the IP issues pertaining to government contracts. The successful candidate will be called upon to provide support in drafting and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, negotiating copyright agreements and software licenses, negotiating non-disclosure and assignment agreements, providing contract counseling on IP and trade secret matters, reviewing technical data and computer software data rights issues in government contracts and providing counseling/advice thereon, providing IP litigation support, assisting with patent and copyright administrative claims, and serving as an advisor on technology transfer matters, including patent licensing, Work with Private Party and Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) matters.

The position may be filled at the NT-IV (comparable to GS-11/12), NT-V (comparable to GS-13/14) pay or NT-VI (GS-15 equivalent) band within the NAVSEA Warfare Center Personnel Demonstration Project. If the position is filled at the NT-IV or NT-V level, it is expected that the position will have promotion potential to the NT-VI (comparable to GS 14/15) level. As the desired grade level rises, concentrated and relevant experience in IP law and familiarity with OGC and DON processes and procedures becomes increasingly important. The pay band and equivalent grade level offered will be based upon the successful applicant's qualifications and funding availability.

Applicants must be registered to practice and to prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Applicants should submit a resume, United States Patent and Trademark Office registration number, two recent and relevant legal writing samples (limited to no more than 10 pages each, excerpts of longer documents are acceptable) that demonstrate analytical and/or advocacy abilities, two recent performance appraisals (if available), and names and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be contacted. Attorneys who have graduated from law school less than five years prior to the announcement closing date must provide a copy of their law school transcripts, including class rank. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form. Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents. Performance appraisals should include the rating official's narrative. The application should indicate the lowest grade level that the applicant will consider.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Mr. Allen Sebastian at (812) 854-1880 or by e-mail at allen.sebastian@navy.mil for more information.

Electronic applications should be emailed to nssc_navsea_ogc_vaca@navy.mil. The subject line of the message should state the Personnel Notice Number. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

This personnel notice will close on March 12, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM (EST), and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.

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#24-21 General AttorneyPatuxent River, MD3/8/2021NAVAIR - COMFRCGS-12/13/14/15
General Attorney
It is anticipated that there will be multiple vacancies for attorneys to serve within the Office of General Counsel, Commander Fleet Readiness Headquarters (COMFRCHQ), located in Patuxent River, MD.  COMFRCHQ is an Echelon III command, reporting to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), located in Patuxent River, MD. The Command is responsible for maintenance and repair of airframes, engines, and components, along with related services to meet Fleet sustainment requirements. The COMFRCHQ Office of Counsel is responsible for providing the full spectrum of legal advice with a concentration in acquisition, civilian personnel law, ethics, fiscal law, environmental, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act.

The responsibilities of this position include advising clients on a variety of Federal acquisition law-related matters to include: contractual interpretation; drafting and reviewing contractual modifications; contract disputes and claims; responding to bid protests; reviewing solicitations, acquisition strategy and planning documents, as well as other acquisition-related documents; competitive source selections; statutory interpretation; and preparing or reviewing responses to Congressional, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Inspectors General, and Naval Audit Service requests as required. The selected applicant will also provide advice on FOIA, ethics/standards of conduct, fiscal law, civilian personnel law, and other areas within the DON OGC’s areas of practice.

This vacancy is anticipated to be filled at the GS-12 through GS-15 level depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a resume; two legal writing samples (not more than 10 pages each; portions of longer documents are acceptable); your most recent SF-50 (if a current federal employee) and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who may be contacted. Applicants who have graduated from law school less than five years prior to the announcement closing date must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank. Applicants should clearly indicate if they do not want their current supervisor contacted. The cover letter should address when the applicant will be available to report for duty. Current Federal employees should also indicate their present GS and step level or equivalent grade and salary.




Electronic applications must be addressed to Kirsten.Jabara@navy.mil and Kimberli.Bartholomew@navy.mil.  The application file size must be under 7MB. Hard copy applications are not being accepted.

Interested attorneys may contact Ms. Kirsten Jabara, Counsel, COMFRC, at (301) 247-3521 or kirsten.jabara@navy.mil, for further information.

This Personnel Notice will close at 11:59:59 PM (EST) on March 8, 2021.  Only complete applications received by the closing date and time of this announcement will be considered.



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#26-21 Assistant CounselWashington Navy Yard, Washington, DC3/8/2021CNIC - Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)GS-13/14
Assistant Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel within the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Headquarters (HQ) Office of Counsel. The position is located at the historic Washington Navy Yard, in Washington, D.C. The CNIC Office of Counsel is under the general supervision and coordination of the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and provides commercial and business legal services to CNIC and its field activities worldwide.  CNIC enables and sustains Naval forces from the shore by designing, developing and delivering integrated shore capabilities to the Fleet, the Fighter and the Family. CNIC is comprised of 10 regions and supporting 70 installations.  For more information about CNIC, please visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/.

The Assistant Counsel will report directly to the CNIC Senior (Supervisory) Associate Counsel for environmental law and real estate matters. The successful candidate will provide legal support across the full range of OGC practice areas, with an emphasis in environmental law and real estate/land use matters. The incumbent supports CNIC’s attorneys in the Region field offices and coordinates with attorneys, both civilian and military, across the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies.  Routine use the Department of the Navy (DON) information systems to conduct reviews is required. The selected candidate will be expected to perform the above job function and duties with minimal supervision. Occasional travel may also be required.

Additional duties may include providing advice and guidance in the areas of fiscal law, acquisition, Government Ethics/Standards of Conduct, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act matters and other administrative law matters resulting from operations and responsibilities of operating large military installations.

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a resume, two short writing samples (no more than 10 pages in length, but may be a portion of larger document), two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who can speak to their professional qualifications and may be contacted. A client reference is encouraged. Applicants should include current grade (if applicable), salary requirements and projected availability. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50.  Attorneys who have graduated from law school within the last 5 years must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank. Pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications, funding availability and General Schedule Pay setting guidelines.


Electronic submissions (MS Word or Adobe “.pdf”) are required and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.  Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

This personnel notice will close at 11:59:59 PM (EST) on March 8, 2021, and applications must be received by this time and date to be considered.

Interested attorneys may contact Mr. Michael Law, Senior Associate Counsel, CNIC HQ at (202) 433-4806 or by email at Michael.B.Law@navy.mil.


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#27-21 Assistant Counsel, (General Practitioner: Environmental /Real Estate/Contracting)Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Honolulu, Hawaii3/12/2021CNIC - NAVREG HAWAIIGS-14
Assistant Counsel, (General Practitioner: Environmental /Real Estate/Contracting)
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel (Environmental/Real Estate) within the Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) Office of General Counsel (OGC), located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam (JBPHH), Honolulu, HI. CNRH is one of eleven Regions reporting to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), and Region Counsel, CNRH reports to the Counsel, CNIC. The Team CNIC OGC organization, led by Counsel, CNIC, is under the general supervision and coordination of the Department of the Navy (DON) OGC and provides commercial and business legal services to the CNIC enterprise.

The Assistant Counsel will report directly to Counsel, CNRH.  The successful candidate will be a general practitioner, who will provide legal support across the full range of OGC’s practice areas.  It is anticipated that the incumbent will support environmental permitting requirements in both administrative and other forums as required. Additional duties may include providing advice and guidance in the areas of fiscal law, environmental law and real estate, acquisition, Government Ethics/Standards of Conduct, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act matters and other administrative law matters resulting from operations and responsibilities of operating large military installations.  Prior experience in supporting N9, to include advising on Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, and familiarity with Non-Appropriated Funds activities is desired and will receive positive consideration. The selected candidate will be expected to perform the above job function and duties with minimal supervision. Occasional travel may also be required.

This position will be filled at the GS-14 level. To be selected, the applicant must have at least three and one-half years of relevant legal experience.  The grade level offered will be based on the successful applicant’s qualifications and funding availability.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Trish Morris, CNRH Region Counsel, at 808-473-3522, 808-478-4123 or patricia.a.morris@navy.mil with any questions or to learn more about the position.

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position. The application package should also include a resume, two writing samples (NO MORE than 10 pages in length each, but each may be portion of larger document), two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who can speak to their professional qualifications (other than current supervisors) and whom may be contacted. Applications should include current grade (if applicable), salary requirements, and projected availability. Attorneys who have graduated from law school within the last five years (since 2016) must provide a copy of their law school transcripts, including class rank, with the application package. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50.

Electronic submissions (MS Word or Adobe “.pdf”) are required and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.  Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

This personnel notice will close at 11:59:59 PM (EST) on March 12, 2021, and complete applications must be received by this time and date to be considered.

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#28-21 CounselSan Diego, CA3/8/2021NAVSUP - NEXWCOGS-14
Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as Counsel for the Navy Exchange Service Command West Coast Office (NEXWCO) in San Diego, California. Counsel, NEXWCO, supervises one Legal Technician. The position is a component of the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) Office of Counsel which, in turn, is a field office of the Office of Counsel, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). Counsel, NEXWCO will report to Counsel NEXCOM headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NEXCOM is an Echelon III Command tasked with providing administrative and technical support for the worldwide NEXCOM enterprise, which is comprised of the Navy Exchange retail stores, the Ship's Store Program, the Navy Lodge Program, the Navy's Personal Telecommunications Program Office, and the Navy Uniform Program. NEXCOM has approximately 15,000 civilian employees, the vast majority of whom are non-appropriated fund (NAF) employees not covered by most programs administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Additional information about NEXCOM may be found at the command's public website: https://www.mynavyexchange.com/nex/enterprise-info.

The primary responsibility of the Counsel, NEXWCO, is to provide legal services and representation in the area of civilian personnel law (CPL), including a heavy Equal Employment Opportunity litigation case load. These CPL cases arise mainly in California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam, so substantial travel may be required. However, Counsel, NEXWCO, must be conversant with all aspects of Navy OGC general practice, including ethics/standards of conduct, Freedom of Information Act, fiscal law, federal administrative law, federal acquisition law, and associated litigation.

This position will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) at the GS-14 level. To be eligible for the GS-14 position, the applicant must have at least three-and-one-half years of professional relevant legal experience, including significant experience in civilian personnel law.  Applicants will be evaluated on: 1) experience in civilian personnel law; 2) the depth, breadth, and quality of their other relevant legal experience as identified above; 3) research, analytical, and writing skills; 4) oral communication skills; 5) ability to work closely with a variety of senior military and civilian attorneys within the Navy and other federal agencies; 6) ability to develop and maintain strong attorney-client relationships; and 7) ability to work independently and as part of a team. 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 is desired.

The successful applicant must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, 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. U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the position, and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

To apply for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a resume, SF 171, or OF 612, two legal writing samples (not exceeding 10 pages each) that demonstrate analytical and advocacy abilities, two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. Applications must include current grade (if applicable), salary requirements and projected availability. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form. Attorneys who have graduated from law school within the last 5 years must provide a copy of their law school transcripts including class rank. Electronic applications are being accepted and should be sent to norma.crowther@navy.mil. The subject line of the email should include the applicant’s name and the personnel notice number. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact NEXCOM Counsel, Mr. Alan Kaufman, at alan.kaufman@nexweb.org or via phone at 757-631-3610.

This personnel notice will close on March 8, 2021, at 11:59:59 PM (EST), and complete application packages must be received by the closing date and time to be considered. If the successful applicant is not currently a member of the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel, processing of the hiring action can only commence after submission of those items identified in the "Instructions for New OGC Attorneys" (see Careers section of www.ogc.navy.mil).
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#29-21 Assistant Counsel or Law ClerkWashington Navy Yard, DC4/5/2021SSP - SSPGS-11
Assistant Counsel or Law Clerk
A vacancy is anticipated to serve as an entry-level Assistant Counsel International Law and Arms Control (or Law Clerk as described below), within the Office of Counsel, Strategic Systems Programs (SSP). The position has a duty station at SSP headquarters located at the Washington Navy Yard, DC.

SSP, an Echelon 2 Command, is responsible for the development, production, maintenance, and life-cycle-management of the Department of the Navy’s (DON) TRIDENT II D5 Missile Strategic Weapons System (approximately 70% of the United States nuclear weapons). SSP’s annual budget exceeds $3.6 billion. SSP is in the process of pre-development efforts for the next generation strategic weapons system and SSP’s program life was recently extended through 2084. SSP is also responsible for the regulation of DON’s nuclear weapons, DON’s Nuclear Weapons Security Program, the Common Missile Compartment for the Columbia Class Program, and emerging programs such as the Conventional Prompt Strike missile system.

The incumbent’s duties will focus on international law and associated U.S. legal, regulatory and policy matters arising under the U.S.-UK Polaris Sales Agreement (PSA) and the U.S.-UK Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA); the Foreign Military Sales section of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA); select provisions of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA); U.S. export control regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Commerce Control List (CCL); the Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological Weapons Convention, New START Treaty, and all other US arms control-related international obligations. The incumbent will support the supervisory attorney as the SSP Foreign Disclosure Officer (FDO). In this capacity, the incumbent will provide advice and guidance consistent with applicable Executive Orders and Department of Defense/Department of the Navy foreign disclosure policies and procedures. The incumbent may also provide legal advice in other areas of OGC’s practice as needed, such as FOIA, ethics, or support agreements. Efforts in these areas will include the provision of legal advice, both written and oral, and litigation support at all levels of the administrative process and in Federal Court.

The position will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) system at the GS-11 level and precise pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications, funding availability, and GS pay guidelines. The position has a full performance level of GS-15.  If a recent law school graduate who has not yet been admitted to a bar is selected for the position, that selectee will be appointed as a GS-09 Law Clerk.  Upon appointment to a bar and certification as an active member in good standing, the position will transition to GS-11 Attorney.

Applicants must submit a cover letter; resume; two legal writing samples (no longer than 10 pages each); two most recent performance appraisals, if available; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. Applicants who have graduated from law school less than five years prior to the announcement closing date must provide an official copy of their law school transcript including class rank.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Mr. Joshua Kuyers, Supervisory Associate Counsel (International Law and Arms Control), SSP, joshua.kuyers@ssp.navy.mil, 202-433-9766.

Electronic applications (all documents in one file) must be submitted to Mr. Kuyers at joshua.kuyers@ssp.navy.mil.  Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.

The personnel notice will close on April 5, 2021, at 11:59:59 PM (EST)) and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered. 
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Civilian Personnel Law Deputy Section Head
There is an anticipated vacancy for a senior attorney to serve as Deputy Section Head for the Civilian Personnel Law and Special Projects (CPL) Section within the Office of Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). This is a new position.  The position is located at NAVSEA Headquarters, which is located at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

The CPL Deputy Section Head will directly supervise a staff of 7 attorneys and serve as a legal advisor to NAVSEA supervisors, senior management and Human Resources personnel on civilian personnel matters. The CPL Deputy Section Head may be called upon not only to supervise the work of other attorneys but also to provide advice and representation in all areas of CPL, including matters pertaining to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), federal court litigation, the Office of Special Counsel, labor law, disciplinary actions, performance, and requests for reasonable accommodation. The CPL Deputy Section Head will also be responsible for supervising and may provide advice regarding investigations, management inquiries, congressional responses, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Privacy Act, and ethics/standards of conduct, including responsibilities for managing the Command’s Ethics Program. The CPL Deputy Section Head may also be called upon to coordinate support to NAVSEA field offices with CPL litigation, to balance workload capacity and to coordinate issues of competency-wide concern.

The successful candidate must have at least five and one-half years of recent, substantial and relevant civilian personnel law experience.

The position will be filled at the NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent) level in the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). To be eligible for selection as an NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent), applicants must have at least five-and-a-half years of professional legal experience.

The successful applicant must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, 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. U.S. citizenship is required and the applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume, SF-171, or OF-612; 3) two relevant legal writing samples of no more than 20 pages combined (excerpts are acceptable); 4) their two most recent performance appraisals, if available and 5) the names and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Kristin Becker at nssc_navsea_ogc_vaca@navy.mil. Due to current construction issues, we are not accepting hard copy applications. If you are unable to submit your application by email and need to make alternate arrangements, please contact Ms. Kristin Becker at kristin.becker@navy.mil at least one day prior to the closing of this personnel notice. 

For additional information about this position, you are encouraged to contact Ms. Kate O’Neill at 202-781-5403 or kathleen.oneill@navy.mil, or Ms. Kristin Becker at 202-781-2260 or kristin.becker@navy.mil.

This personnel notice will close on March 16, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM EST. Complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.


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