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DON OGC is committed to equal employment opportunity in our hiring process. We actively seek qualified applications among women and minority law students and attorneys, and make offers to comparably qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation, or marital status.
 

 

 

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DON OGC hires attorneys at all levels of experience from recent law school graduates to individuals with many years of experience.  Our attorneys can be licensed in any state, territory, or the District of Columbia.  We have attorneys from 175 law schools currently represented in our ranks.  DON OGC has an extremely diverse practice including: Government ContractsEmployment/LaborComplex LitigationIntellectual PropertyGovernment EthicsReal EstateFiscal, as well as other more specialized areas. 

Minimum Qualifications:  DON OGC seeks attorneys with diverse backgrounds, who like a challenge, and welcome immediate responsibility. Our job announcements provide information regarding specific qualifications, but we generally seek the following: 

 
  • A strong academic record or proven employment record
  • Good research and writing skills
  • Talent for building client relationships
  • An interest in serving our nation as a civilian attorney

 

Salary Information:  Attorneys are hired at the GS-11 pay grade (or equivalency) through GS-15 grade (or equivalency). The pay offered will be based upon the successful applicant's qualifications and funding availability.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-11 level, the applicant must have one year of relevant experience in the OGC practice area cited in the announcement. To be eligible for selection at the GS-12 level, the applicant must have two years of experience in an OGC practice or one year of experience plus an LLM. To be eligible for selection at the GS-13 level, the applicant must have in excess of two years of experience in an OGC practice area.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-14 level, the applicant must have a minimum of three and one-half years of experience in an OGC practice area.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-15 level, the applicant must have a minimum of five and a half years of experience in an OGC practice area.​


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#33-21 Assistant Counsel5/22/2021Yokosuka, JapanGS-14
Assistant Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as Assistant Counsel, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka, located in Yokosuka, Japan.  The NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Office of Counsel is a field office of the Office of Counsel, Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, PA.  This position will be filled under the General Schedule at the GS-14 level. 

The majority of the Assistant Counsel’s legal practice concerns federal acquisition law matters.  However, the incumbent also advises on a wide range of legal issues in other OGC practice areas, including:  civilian personnel law, environmental law, foreign and international law, fiscal law, data rights, inter- and intra-service support agreements, FOIA, Privacy Act, ethics and standards of conduct, fraud programs, and litigation.  The Assistant Counsel provides day-to-day legal support for NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka contracting personnel, including Japanese National Contract personnel, located in NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka offices in Korea and at Yokosuka, Sasebo, Atsugi, and Okinawa, Japan, and provides regular back-up assistance on contracting, and other issues assigned to the Counsel at NAVSUP FLC Site Singapore.  The Assistant Counsel’s acquisition law workload is primarily focused on pre-award, award, and contract administration issues with fixed-price contracts, but over the course of a several month span, the workload may involve a variety of issues across most of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 

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 federal grade (if applicable), salary requirements, and projected availability.  Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form.

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.

For additional information, interested attorneys should contact Ms. Laura Weeden at laura.weeden@fe.navy.mil or at 011-81-46-816-7764 (DSN 315-243-7764) (Yokosuka, Japan); or Mr. Richard Martinelli at richard.martinelli@navy.mil.

This personnel notice will close on May 22, 2021, at 11:59:59 PM (EST), and complete application packages must be received by the closing date and time to be considered.

#49-21 General Attorney5/10/2021Arlington, VAGS-15
General Attorney
There is an anticipated vacancy for a program attorney to support the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office. This office and position are located in Arlington, Virginia. The F-35 is a joint Department of Defense (DoD) program delivering and sustaining aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force with seven international partner participants (United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Norway and Denmark) and several foreign military sales customers. This ACAT I (D) program is the largest aircraft acquisition project in history, with planned global purchase requirements of more than 3,000 aircraft and a total program cost estimate of $300 billion. The F-35 legal office often coordinates with attorneys and other officials in the Navy, Air Force, DoD and Department of State concerning matters of mutual interest. The attorney selected to fill this position will provide the full range of legal and business advice on a variety of Federal acquisition law-related matters including: the preparation and review of acquisition strategies and other elements of acquisition planning; reviewing solicitations, contracts, modifications and other contractual documents; contract disputes, claims, and terminations; intellectual property; fiscal law, international cooperative program/foreign military sales issues; and legislative/policy issues. The ability to forge strong working relationships with attorneys and clients alike is essential for this position.

This vacancy is anticipated to be filled at the GS-14 or GS-15 level. Positions filled at the GS-14 equivalent levels will have promotion potential to the NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent) level within the Acquisition Workplace Personnel Demonstration Project (ACQDEMO) system.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Candi Alfred at candi.alfred@jsf.mil or (571) 666-0541 for additional information.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a resume; two legal writing samples (less than ten pages each); the two most recent performance appraisals; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor). In the cover letter, applicants should address whether there is a minimum GS equivalent level they would be willing to accept. Performance appraisals should include the narrative rating official's assessment as well as the rating and share value (as applicable). Applicants who do not want their current supervisor to be contacted should specify that information in the cover letter; however, the absence of a supervisory reference may be a factor in the evaluation process.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be emailed to: kimberli.bartholomew@navy.mil and candi.alfred@jsf.mil.

The vacancy announcement will close on May 10, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM EST, and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
#52-21 Supervisory Senior Associate Counsel (Civilian Personnel Law)5/9/2021Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.CGS-15
Supervisory Senior Associate Counsel (Civilian Personnel Law)
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as Supervisory Senior Associate Counsel (GS-15) 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.  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 successful candidate will supervise a team of two attorneys in managing CNIC HQ’s Civilian Personnel Law (CPL) practice, which includes advising on employee-relation issues and handling associated litigation. The successful candidate must have extensive experience at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and with federal court litigation; as well as with advising managers on disciplinary actions, performance appraisals, and requests for reasonable accommodation.

This position will be filled at GS-15 level.  Applicants must have at least five and one-half years’ experience.  

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.

Interested attorneys may contact Andrea VanLanen, Deputy Counsel, CNIC at (202)-433-2923; or at (202) 672-4689.  Email inquiries may be sent to: andrea.vanlanen@navy.mil.

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 on May 9, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, EST and complete applications must be received by that date to be considered.
#53-21 Supervisory Associate Counsel5/10/2021Norfolk, VirginiaGS-15
Supervisory Associate Counsel
The Military Sealift Command (MSC) Office of Counsel anticipates a vacancy for a senior attorney to serve as a Supervisory Associate Counsel in its headquarters office, located in Norfolk, Virginia. The Supervisory Associate Counsel is a direct report to the Deputy Counsel and works closely with MSC's Counsel as well as MSC Commander and staff, Senior Executive Service (SES) members and other MSC leadership.

The Supervisory Associate Counsel will serve as an Acquisition Law Section Head.  The successful candidate is responsible for acquisition and fiscal law matters and related litigation and other matters that fall within the traditional Department of the Navy OGC areas of practice.  The successful candidate will supervise a team of attorneys, render legal advice, perform legal research, and advise and represent MSC in a broad range of legal issues related to acquisition law and related fiscal law matters. The successful candidate will be expected to work with senior MSC leaders, including program executives, program managers, and contracting office personnel. The successful candidate may also be called upon to provide support in the traditional OGC areas of practice, including ethics, investigations, and maritime law.

This is a senior attorney supervisory position that requires the selectee to exercise significant responsibility and will be filled at the GS-15 level.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that address the evaluation criteria for this position, two brief legal writing samples (no longer than 20 pages total) that demonstrate analytical and/or advocacy abilities, two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and names and telephone numbers of at least three references who may be contacted.  Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50. Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents. Performance appraisals should include the rating official's narrative.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Mr. Timothy P. Murphy at 757.443.1215 or by e-mail at tim.murphy@navy.mil for more information.

Electronic applications are being accepted and should be sent to tim.murphy@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 May 10, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, EST, and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
#55-21 Counsel (Supervisory Patent Attorney)5/14/2021Silver Spring, MDGS-15
Counsel (Supervisory Patent Attorney)
There is an anticipated opening for an Intellectual Property (IP) attorney to serve as Counsel, Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), Silver Spring, MD. The NRMC Office of Counsel consists of a paralegal and three attorneys, including the Counsel, who reports to the Counsel and Deputy Counsel, Office of Naval Research (ONR). This is a senior position that will be filled at the GS-15 level.
NMRC is located with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the Innoye Building at the U.S. Army Forest Glen Annex in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is situated between Brooksville Road and Linden Lane. The location is near to Silver Spring and Bethesda, Md. shops, restaurants, entertainment and major highway access. The NMRC is a premier research organization with a network of eight laboratories located throughout the United States and around the world providing operationally relevant health and medical research solutions supporting the operational forces. Research focuses on the following areas: biological defense; infectious diseases; combat casualty care; dental and biomedical research; environmental health; aerospace medicine; undersea medicine; medical modeling, simulation and mission support; warfighter performance; and epidemiology and behavioral sciences. The R&D enterprise has over 1500 employees including researchers, physician- scientists, technicians, administrators and support personnel all dedicated to accomplishing NMRC's mission, vision and strategic goals. Specifically, legal matters supported by the Office of Counsel include intellectual property, technology transfer, fiscal law, civilian personnel law, ethics and standards of conduct, work for private parties, and associated litigation matters.
Applicants should submit a resume; two writing samples (less than five pages each, excerpts acceptable); two most recent performance appraisals (if available); and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who may be contacted as part of the application process.
Electronic applications are required and may be emailed to onrogcjobs.fct@navy.mil.  Pease note the position and notice number in the subject line.  Hard copy applications and facsimiles will not be accepted. 
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Al Churilla at (301) 319-7503 or Mr. John Forrest at (703) 696-4000.
This personnel notice will close on May 14, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, EST.  Applications must be received by this date and time and to be considered.
#56-21 Counsel (Supervisory)5/10/2021Bethesda, MDGS-15
Counsel (Supervisory)
There is an anticipated vacancy for a senior attorney to serve as Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), West Bethesda, Maryland. NSWCCD is one of ten Divisions of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers and one of eight Naval Surface Warfare Centers.

The successful candidate will manage and supervise the NSWCCD Office of Counsel and is expected to support the full range of OGC practice as described above. This position will be filled under the NAVSEA Warfare Center Personnel Demonstration Project at the NT-VI (GS-15 equivalent) level. To be eligible for selection at the NT-VI level, applicants must have at least five-and-a-half years of recent and relevant professional legal experience.

Applicants should submit a resume, two brief legal writing samples (no longer than 15 pages total) 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. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50. Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents. Performance appraisals should include the rating official's narrative.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Ms. Neaclesa Anderson at 301-227-3567, or by e-mail at neaclesa.anderson@navy.mil, for more information. 

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 00L4
Attn: Ms. Effie Lewis-Robinson
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, May 10, 2021 and complete applications must be received by this time and date to be considered.

#57-21 Counsel (Supervisory)5/10/2021Indian Head, MDGS-15
Counsel (Supervisory)
There is an anticipated vacancy for senior attorney to serve as Counsel, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Maryland (NSWC IHD). NSWC IHD, is one of ten Divisions of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers and one of eight Naval Surface Warfare Centers.  NSWC IHD is the principal Department of the Navy (DON) research, development, test & evaluation facility for energetics and provides the design, scale-up, and production of explosives, ordnance, and propellants used in all major Department of Defense weapons systems.

The successful candidate will manage and supervise the NSWC IHD Office of Counsel and is expected to support the full range of OGC practice as described above. This position will be filled under the NAVSEA Warfare Center Personnel Demonstration Project at the NT-VI (GS-15 equivalent) level.

Applicants should submit a resume, two brief legal writing samples (no longer than 15 pages total) 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. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50. Please redact social security numbers from any submitted documents. Performance appraisals should include the rating official's narrative.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Mr. Robert Charles Rutherford (301) 885-9124, or by e-mail at robert.c.rutherford1@navy.mil, for more information.

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 00L4
Attn: Ms. Effie Lewis-Robinson
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, on May 10, 2021 and complete applications must be received by this time and date to be considered
#58-21 Patent Attorney5/17/2021Patuxent River, MDGS-15
Patent Attorney
The Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel, Naval Air Warfare Center- Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), at Patuxent River, Maryland, has a vacancy for a patent attorney, with an emphasis in the electric arts, computer arts and/or chemical arts. NAWCAD is a field activity of the Naval Air Systems Command, providing research, test, evaluation, engineering and fleet support for Navy and Marine Corps and component systems.

At NAWCAD, the successful candidate will be expected to provide the full array of intellectual property legal services, ranging from preparing, drafting, and prosecuting patent and trademark infringement matters; counseling on contract and technology transfer matters to include Partnership Intermediary Agreements, Other Transaction Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements and the review of non-FAR based agreements; reviewing and negotiating patent licenses; resolving complex patent matters and addressing copyright issues; counseling on contract surveillance regarding invention disclosures; and counseling on rights in technical data and computer software.

The position will be filled under the Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) personnel demonstration system, which is a pay for performance system using pay bands with salary ranges. The vacancy will be filled at the DA-03/04/05/06 levels (equivalent to GS-11/12/13/14/15), depending upon applicants’ qualifications, funding availability and STRL pay setting guidelines.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Ms. Kimberly Pritchard, NAWCAD Supervisory Attorney, at 301-757-9747, or Mr. Mark Glut, IP Attorney at 301-757-0582.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume. In the cover letter, applicants should address whether there is a minimum GS equivalent level they would be willing to accept. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide two legal writing samples that demonstrate analytical and advocacy abilities (NTE 10 pages each; portions of longer work products are acceptable); two recent performance appraisals if available; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. A client reference is encouraged. Applicants who do not want their current supervisor to be contacted should specify that information in the cover letter. 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.
Applications must be no more than 7MB in size and should be emailed to: susan.mahoney1@navy.mil with a copy to kim.pritchard@navy.mil.

This Personnel Notice will close on May 17, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM (EST), and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered. Hard copy applications are not being accepted at this time.
#59-21 Associate Counsel(s) - (Acquisition Law)5/10/2021Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VAGS-14/15
Associate Counsel(s) - (Acquisition Law)
There are one or more anticipated vacancies for Associate Counsel (Acquisition Law) positions at the Quantico Area Counsel Office (QACO), Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), located at Marine Corps Base, Quantico (MCBQ), Quantico, VA. QACO is a field office of the Office of Counsel for the Commandant, United States Marine Corps, Washington, DC and the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy (OGC).

The successful candidate for the position will be expected to concentrate primarily on Federal acquisition law and fiscal law, but will also be called upon to provide legal services pertaining to Freedom of Information and Privacy Act law, ethics and standards of conduct, and other Navy Office of General Counsel (OGC) areas of practice.

Applicants should submit a resume; two brief legal writing samples (no more than 15 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. 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.

Interested attorneys may contact Ms. Lisa Baker via email at lisa.l.baker@usmc.mil.

Electronic transmission of applications is preferred and should be sent to Mrs. Bobbie Cave at:
bobbie.cave@usmc.mil.

Applications may also be mailed via Parcel Service (e.g., FedEx/UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS):
Federal Express:
MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND OFFICE OF COUNSEL (LAW)
2200 LESTER STREET
QUANTICO, VA 22134-5010
PHONE: (703) 432-3925

USPS:
MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND OFFICE OF COUNSEL (LAW)
2200 LESTER STREET
QUANTICO, VA 22134-5010

This personnel notice will close on May 10, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, EST,  and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
#60-21 Associate Counsel (Acquisition)5/17/2021Associate Counsel (Acquisition)GS-15
Associate Counsel (Acquisition)
There are multiple, anticipated vacancies for acquisition attorneys within the Office of Counsel, Special Projects Division (SPD), under the general supervision and guidance of the Assistant General Counsel (National Security Law). The positions are located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC, and the Washington Navy Yard, DC. The SPD Office of Counsel is located within an Echelon II activity that supports classified programs executed by the Department of the Navy (DON), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies.  The positions will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) at the GS-15 level.

The selected applicants will manage an extensive and challenging portfolio of Navy programs critical to the future of the Navy. They will counsel clients on the full range of federal acquisition, including acquisition planning, source selections, contract administration, contract disputes, and protests at the GAO and elsewhere. They will address questions of fiscal law and interpret legislation, regulations, and policy guidance. The ability to work on a team and forge strong working relationships with attorneys and clients is essential. 

For consideration at the GS-15 level, the successful candidate must have at least five and one-half years of relevant professional legal experience.

This position is a testing designated position within the Department of the Navy’s drug testing program. Therefore, the incumbent is subject to an initial drug test prior to employment and will be subject to random, periodic testing thereafter. The incumbent will also be subject to random counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

Interested attorneys may contact Mr. Greg Lang, at 202-284-1534, to discuss the positions further.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume; two legal writing samples that demonstrate analytical and advocacy abilities (NTE 10 pages each; portions of longer work products are acceptable); two recent performance appraisals if available; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. A client reference is encouraged. Applicants who do not want their current supervisor to be contacted should specify that information in the cover letter.

Applications should be emailed to Gregory.Lang@navy.mil.  Hard copies are not being accepted.

This Personnel Notice will close on May 17, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM, EST, and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.

#61-21 General Attorney5/21/2021Patuxent River, MDGS-15
General Attorney
There is an anticipated vacancy for a Command Support attorney within the Office of General Counsel Group, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Headquarters (HQ) located in Patuxent River, Md. NAVAIR is an Echelon II command responsible for the development, acquisition and maintenance of aircraft, aircraft systems, weapons and support systems. NAVAIR HQ Office of Counsel is composed of approximately 50 attorneys practicing law in the areas of federal procurement (with an emphasis on major weapon systems acquisition), environmental, intellectual property, civilian personnel, and the Freedom of Information/Privacy Act, and government ethics. NAVAIR is located on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and within 60 miles of Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis. Locality pay at Patuxent River falls within the Washington-Baltimore area. For more information about NAVAIR, see http://www.navair.navy.mil.  This vacancy is anticipated to be filled at the GS-11 through GS-15 level.  Positions filled at the GS-11 through GS-14 levels will have promotion potential to the NH-IV (GS-15 equivalent) level within the Acquisition Workplace Personnel Demonstration Project (ACQDEMO) system. 

Command Support attorneys 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), ethics, environmental law, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA), procurement fraud/acquisition integrity, 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. The successful applicant will counsel clients on the full range of Command Support topics and represent the Command in litigation before the EEOC and MSPB. Further, the incumbent must provide legal advice on applicable statutes, regulations, and policy guidance. The incumbent may also address other practice areas within the NAVAIR Office of Counsel. The ability to forge strong working relationships with attorneys and clients alike is essential for program attorneys.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Anthony Dowdle at (301) 757-0593.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume. In the cover letter, applicants should address whether there is a minimum GS level they would be willing to accept. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide two legal writing samples that demonstrate analytical and advocacy abilities (NTE 10 pages each; portions of longer work products are acceptable); two recent performance appraisals if available; and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisors) who may be contacted. A client reference is encouraged. Applicants who do not want their current supervisor to be contacted should specify that information in the cover letter.

Applications should be emailed to kimberli.bartholomew@navy.mil with a copy to anthony.dowdle@navy.mil. Hard copies are not being accepted at this time.

The vacancy announcement will close on May 21, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM (EST), and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered

#62-21 Deputy Counsel PEOs DES/MLB (Supervisory)5/10/2021Arlington, VAGS-15
Deputy Counsel PEOs DES/MLB (Supervisory)
There is an anticipated vacancy for a senior acquisition attorney within the Office of Counsel, Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) to serve as the Deputy Counsel to the Program Executive Officer for Digital and Enterprise Services (PEO DES) and the Program Executive Officer for Manpower, Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB). This supervisory position is part of the NAVWAR Headquarters Office of Counsel and the selectee will directly report to the Counsel, PEOs DES/MLB. The Office of Counsel for PEOs DES/MLB consists of the Counsel, Deputy Counsel, and five Associate/Assistant counsels. The position is located in Arlington, VA.  The vacancy will be filled within the DP-4 pay band at a level equivalent to GS-15 pay

This is an excellent opportunity for an attorney who is seeking a high visibility position in a fast-paced office. This position will offer an opportunity to periodically interface directly with the General Counsel, the Principal Deputy General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel (Research, Development & Acquisition), and NAVWAR Counsel. This position also requires coordination with counsel from other OGC offices and entails communication with industry and other Federal agencies.

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.

Applicants should submit: a resume; two legal writing samples (not to exceed 10 pages each); the 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 should include current federal grade (if applicable) and projected availability.

Electronic submissions are required, and must be submitted to Ms. Christina Narvaez at christina.narvaez@navy.mil.

Interested attorneys may contact Mr. John McHugh, Deputy Counsel, PEOs DES/MLB at (571) 329-7643 or via email at john.p.mchugh@navy.mil or Mr. John Davis, Deputy Counsel, NAVWAR, at (619) 524-7055 or via email at john.m.davis@navy.mil more information.

This personnel notice will close at 11:59:59 PM (EST) on May 10, 2021 and complete applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
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2006 Summer Law Students​​
The DON OGC Summer Law Clerk Program is an exciting way to spend your summer.  Our program benefits include: a paid summer clerkship; an assigned mentor and co-mentor; assignments in multiple legal practice areas; experience drafting legal writing samples; annual and sick leave; transportation subsidy benefits; scheduled events at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, Naval Academy, and Naval Ships and Aircraft; potential for an Advance Commitment to work for OGC after law school; and exposure to DON OGC senior leadership, including members of the Senior Executive Service.  The DON OGC Summer Law Clerk Program is a civilian program seeking highly qualified law school candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds. Students interested in participating in the DON OGC Summer Law Clerk Program should apply through their Career Development Office, or various job fairs throughout the United States.  Application materials include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and transcript.
 

Minimum Requirements

  • Completed Two Years of Legal Studies
  • Currently Ranked in Top Third of Class or Membership in Law
  • Review/Law Journal or Moot Court
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Strong Interview Skills
  • Strong Interest in Supporting our Nation's Sailors and Marines
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Support Staff


 
 
2015 Support Staff Workshop USS Truman  

​​​​DON OGC also has over 200 Support Staff, including paralegals, law clerks, management analysts, and administrative support personnel.  Support Staff are located in virtually all DON OGC offices around the world.

Our Support Staff regularly meet to share best practices, lessons learned, and to gain substantive knowledge (e.g. Freedom of Information Act, Ethics, Financial Disclosure Management, Budget Process, Executive Correspondence, etc.).  The 2015 DON OGC Support Staff Workshop was held in Norfolk, Virginia, where they toured the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75).

  
  
  
  
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For more information on DON OGC Support Staff vacancies, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/