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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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1-20 Associate or Assistant Counsel1/20/2020Washington Navy Yard, Washington DCGS-12/13/14/15
Associate or Assistant Counsel
There is one or more anticipated vacancies for an attorney to serve as Assistant/Associate Counsel (Acquisition Integrity) 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), the AGC (AI) is responsible for advising the General Counsel and the Secretary of the Navy on all significant acquisition fraud issues and 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. The AGC (AI) leads an immediate office of thirteen attorneys and one support staff.

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. To be eligible to be selected at the GS-12 level, applicants must have two years of relevant legal experience, or an LL.M. degree plus one year of relevant legal experience; to be selected at the GS-13 level the successful candidate must have in excess of two years of recent professional relevant legal experience; to be selected at the GS-14 level, the successful candidate must have at least three and one half years of recent professional relevant legal experience; and to be selected at the GS-15 level, the successful candidate must have at least five-and-a-half years of recent substantial and successful relevant legal experience.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Wayne Wisniewski at 202-685-5439 or Philip Hadji at 202-685-7264.

Applicants should submit a resume, two legal writing samples (no more than 10 pages each, if possible), 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 are strongly preferred and should be e-mailed to Ms. Katherine Aldrich at AIOJobs@navy.mil. Submission by mail should be via Federal Express or similar means due to problems with regular USPS mail deliveries or possible security delays in normal mail delivery. Mailed applications should be addressed to:

Ms. Katherine Aldrich
Deputy Assistant General Counsel (AI)
Bldg 36, Room 214
720 Kennon Street SE
Washington, DC 20374-5013

This Personnel Notice will close on January 20, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, EST and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
141-19 (Attorney Advisor) Senior Trial Attorney1/20/2020Washington, DCGS-15
(Attorney Advisor) Senior Trial Attorney
****If you previously applied for this vacancy (#141-19 - Trial Attorney/Senior Trial Attorney), you do not need to reapply****

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 Naval Litigation Office (NLO) is part of the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy, which generally provides all legal services throughout the Department in the area of commercial law, including the conduct of civil litigation arising in the General Counsel's areas of responsibility. Consistent with the procedures and policies of the Office of the General Counsel and the NLO, the incumbent will principally represent the Department of the Navy before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. The incumbent will also assist the Department of Justice in matters filed against the Department of the Navy in the Court of Federal Claims or other federal courts and may be assigned to other matters as the needs of the office require. The cases may involve hundreds of millions of dollars or have critical impacts on the mission of the Department.

The positions will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) pay system at the GS-15 level.

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position; an SF-171, OF-612, or a resume; two most recent performance appraisals, if available; two legal writing samples; and the names and phone numbers of at least three references (other than their immediate supervisor) that may be contacted. Current federal government employees should indicate in their application their present GS level or equivalent and salary. Interested attorneys may contact Russ Shultis, Assistant Director, at (202) 685-7034 for additional information.

Applications should be submitted to:

Andrea E. Brotherton
Special Counsel for Litigation
Naval Litigation Office, Office of the General Counsel
Department of the Navy
20 Kennon Street. S.E., Bldg. 36, Room 233
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5013

This announcement will close on January 20, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST, and applications must be received by that time to be considered.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and should be sent to Joan Brown at joan.brown@navy.mil.
146-19 Assistant General Counsel (Ethics)1/17/2019Pentagon, Arlington, VAGS-15
Assistant General Counsel (Ethics)
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as the Assistant General Counsel (Ethics) (AGC (Ethics)).  The incumbent reports to the Principal Deputy General Counsel.  The AGC (Ethics) is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Department of Navy (DON) ethics program.  The incumbent provides advice and counsel on matters involving ethics and standards of conduct to the General Counsel of the Navy, the Principal Deputy General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel, and to senior attorneys within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).  AGC (Ethics) chairs the OGC Ethics Community of Practice (COP) steering group and oversees activities of the Ethics COP.  The AGC (Ethics) also serves as an ethics counselor for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the Office of the Under Secretary of the Navy, and offices reporting to those officials.  The incumbent provides advice and counsel on ethics matters to Presidential Appointees and other senior DON officials.  This position provides an excellent and unique opportunity to routinely work with senior DON and OGC leadership.  It also involves close working relations with Navy and Marine Corps judge advocates as well as with ethics officials in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The incumbent’s duties also include providing assistance to headquarters and field attorneys in OGC; coordinating annual ethics training; and, conducting ethics training for ethics counselors.  The AGC (Ethics) is the DON liaison with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the United States Office of Government Ethics on ethics and standards of conduct.  The incumbent certifies Public Financial Disclosure Reports (SF 278) filed by civilian filers in the DON and Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (OGE 450) filed by certain employees within the DON Secretariat.

The incumbent supervises a senior ethics counsel and support staff, which includes assigning, supervising, and reviewing their work, as appropriate; serving as the rating official; and, managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Assistant General Counsel (Ethics) (OAGC (E)).
Applicants should submit a resume, an SF-171, or an OF-612; a narrative statement relating their background and experience to the requirements of the position; their two most recent performance appraisals, if available; two legal writing samples of their work (preferably relating to Federal Government ethics); and, the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than their immediate supervisor) who may be contacted.  Current Federal Government employees should indicate in their application their present GS level or equivalent and salary.

Electronic applications are preferred and may be e-mailed to aagcm@navy.mil; Hard copy applications may be sent to the following address:

Department of the Navy
Office of the General Counsel
Attn:  Mr. Garrett Ressing
1000 Navy Pentagon, 4E782
Washington, DC 20350-1000

Please note that delivery by Federal Express (or similar means) is highly recommended due to possible security delays in conventional mail delivery.  Facsimiles will not be accepted.

Interested attorneys may contact Ms. Sara Thompson, Assistant General Counsel (Ethics), at (703) 614-7433, or Mr. Garrett L. Ressing, Principal Deputy General Counsel, at (703) 614-1994, for additional information.

This personnel notice will close at 11:59:59 PM EST on January 17, 2020.  Applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
148-19 Attorney-Advisor1/21/2019Naples, ItalyGS-14
Attorney-Advisor
There is an anticipated vacancy (fall 2020) for an attorney to serve as Assistant Counsel to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and Commander, SIXTH Fleet (CNE-CNA-C6F).  This position within the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is located at CNE-CNA-C6F Headquarters in Naples, Italy.  The overseas tour length is three years with the possibility of extending for two years if the attorney desires and DON OGC and the client concur, consistent with DON OGC policy on overseas assignments.

The Assistant Counsel will be expected to perform the full range of DON OGC practice, with an emphasis on fiscal law, acquisition, civilian personnel law ethics and standards of conduct, agreements, and international law.  The Assistant Counsel will also be expected to advise on fiscal and civilian personnel issues unique to an oversea environment, such as issues related to overseas permanent duty transfers, TDY, overseas pay, allowances, and tour lengths, service agreements, and evacuations. 

The position will be filled under the General Schedule (GS) at the GS-14 level. To be eligible for selection at the GS-14 level, the applicant must have at least three-and-one-half years of professional legal experience in one or more relevant areas of practice.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; an SF-171, OF-612, or a resume; two legal writing samples (less than ten pages each); a law school transcript (if fewer than five years since graduation); 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 to:

Department of the Navy
Office of the General Counsel
Attn:  Ms. Martha Hulley
1000 Navy Pentagon, 4E782
Washington, DC 20350-1000

Electronic submission of applications is preferred and should be sent to aagcm@navy.mil. Please note that delivery by electronic mail, or by Federal Express or similar means, is highly recommended due to possible delays in conventional mail delivery. Facsimiles will not be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Mr. Ray Johansmeier at 202-685-7730 (DSN 312-325-7730) (email: ray.johansmeier2@navy.mil); Mr. Jim Dikeman at +39-081-568-3018 (DSN 314-626-3018); or Ms. Martha Hulley at 703-614-8731.

This personnel notice will close on January 21, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST.  Applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.

If an eligible DoD employee is selected through this formal recruitment action, pay retention will be extended to the individual. For eligible non-DoD employees selected, pay retention will be extended pursuant to OPM guidance.
149-19 Region Counsel1/20/2019San Diego, VAGS-15
Region Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for the GS-15 supervisory position of Region Counsel within the Office of Counsel, Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) located in downtown San Diego, California. The incumbent of this GS-15 position is responsible for ensuring the effective provision of all legal services to CNRSW, and reports to the CNIC legal organization led by Counsel, CNIC, which is under the general supervision and coordination of the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC).  CNRSW is one of ten Regions reporting to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC).

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position; a resume; two legal writing samples (NO MORE than 10 pages in length, but may be a portion of a larger document); two most recent performance appraisals (if available); and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who can speak to the applicant’s professional qualifications (other than current supervisors) and who may be contacted.  Applications 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 form. Precise pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability and General Schedule pay setting guidelines.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Traci Guariniello, Acting Counsel, CNIC, at 202-433-4808 or Trish Morris, CNRSW Region Counsel, at (619) 532-1887 with any questions or to learn more about the position.

Electronic submissions (MS Word or Adobe ".pdf") are highly encouraged and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.

If an applicant chooses to submit a hard copy application, it may be sent to:
Linda Melendy
Commander, Navy Installations Command (OGC)
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 1000
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5140

This Personnel Notice will close on January 20, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST, and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.  Please note that deliveries via U.S. Postal Service are often delayed and may cause the application to be untimely.
2-20 General Attorney1/21/2020Patuxent River, MDGS-11/12/13/14/15
General Attorney
There is a vacancy for a Command Support attorney within the Office of Counsel, 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.

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.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be emailed to: kimberli.bartholomew@navy.mil and rachel.goldsmith@navy.mil. In the absence of electronic mail capability, documents may also be mailed via Parcel Service (e.g., FedEx/UPS) or USPS. Send documents to:

Naval Air Systems Command
Office of General Counsel
Attn: K. Bartholomew
47123 Buse Rd, Bldg 2272, Ste 257
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547

The vacancy announcement will close on January 21, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST, and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
4-20 Assistant/Associate Counsel (Acquisition)1/28/2020Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DCGS-11/12/13/14/15
Assistant/Associate Counsel (Acquisition)
There is an anticipated vacancy for one or more acquisition attorneys at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Office of Counsel. The position is located at NAVSEA Headquarters at the Washington Navy Yard, 1333 Isaac Hull Avenue, S.E., Washington Navy Yard, DC. 

NAVSEA is responsible for the development, acquisition, and maintenance of the ships, shipboard systems, and ordnance of the Department of the Navy. It has an annual budget of approximately $35 billion and an enterprise-wide workforce of roughly 80,000 military and civilians. The NAVSEA Office of Counsel includes over 150 lawyers located at the Washington Navy Yard and in 21 field offices throughout the United States. These attorneys provide their clients with the full range of legal services assigned to the Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel, including acquisition, civilian personnel, labor, environmental and occupational safety and health, intellectual property, ethics and standards of conduct, fiscal, and associated litigation in various forums.

The position is rated a full performance NH-IV level (equivalent to GS-15 pay) under the Acquisition Demonstration (AcqDemo) Pay System and will be filled as a GS-11, GS-12, GS-13, GS-14, or NH-IV, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant.

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 15 pages combined (excerpts are acceptable), 4) your two most recent performance appraisals, if available and 5) names and telephone numbers of at least three references. Applications should include current grade (if applicable), lowest grade willing to accept and projected availability. 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.

Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to Mr. Alex Marin at nssc_navsea_ogc_vaca@navy.mil. Although less desirable, applicants may send applications by FedEx to:

Mr. Alex Marin, SEA 00L1
Naval Sea Systems Command
1333 Isaac Hull Avenue SE Stop 1150
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20376-1150

For additional information about this position, you are encouraged to contact Alex Marin at 202-781-3437 or alex.marin@navy.mil.  Applicants may also contact Wendy Iaci at 202-781-4176 or gwendolyn.iaci@navy.mil for information about the position.

This personnel notice will close on January 28, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST. Applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
5-20 Associate Counsel 1/30/2020Naples, ItalyGS-14
Associate Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for an Associate Counsel within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe, Africa, Central (NAVFAC EURAFCENT) in Naples, Italy. NAVFAC EURAFCENT is a field activity of the NAVFAC Atlantic Office of Counsel, Norfolk, VA, and is part of the NAVFAC Office of Counsel, which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and comprised of approximately 100 attorneys around the world. The NAVFAC EURAFCENT Office of Counsel is comprised of 5 attorneys (including the subject position) who are resident in Naples, Italy. Legal advice is provided across the full range of issues encountered by the client. Practice areas include: acquisition and construction; facilities management; architecture/engineering and base operating services; real estate; civilian personnel law; environmental law; and the areas of ethics; fiscal law; the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.

The successful applicant’s duties will be primarily supporting operations in the Middle East and Africa in the areas of real estate and acquisition; however, he/she may also be assigned to duties in the other practice areas as noted above, as the need arises. Monthly travel (7-10 days) to the Middle East and to locations in Africa may be required and incumbent will be required to obtain all necessary vaccinations.  Because this is a foreign overseas position, the successful applicant must commit to a minimum three-year tour. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume; two brief (fewer than 10 pages each) writing samples that demonstrate analytical and 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. Performance appraisals should include the rating official’s narrative.

Electronic applications may be e-mailed to: Andrea.VanLanen@eu.navy.mil  or Rose-marie.Phillips@eu.navy.mil.

Interested attorneys should direct questions to Ms. Andrea VanLanen at Andrea.VanLanen@eu.navy.mil, or commercial number: +39-081-568-7783.

This personnel notice will close on January 30, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM EST and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
6-20 Assistant Counsel (Enviromental/Real Estate)1/22/2020Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, WashingtonGS-14
Assistant Counsel (Enviromental/Real Estate)
There is a vacancy for an attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel (Environmental/Real Estate) within the Office of Counsel, Navy Region Northwest, (CNRNW), located on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Silverdale, Washington.  CNRNW is one of ten Regions reporting to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and the CNRNW Region Counsel reports to CNIC Headquarters Office of Counsel.  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 legal services to CNIC and its field activities.  CNIC’s mission is to provide consistent, effective, and efficient shore installation services and support to sustain and improve current and future Fleet readiness and mission execution.  As an Echelon III command, CNRNW executes the CNIC mission by coordinating base operating support for naval commands and activities operating in the Pacific Northwest.  For more information about CNRNW, please visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/cnrnw/index.htm.

This position will be filled at the GS-14 level.  The successful applicant must have at least three and one-half years of relevant legal experience in environmental law, land use and property law. 

Interested attorneys may contact Diane Karr, Region Counsel, CNRNW at (360) 315-1915.

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a resume, two writing samples (NO MORE than 5 pages in length, but may be a portion of larger document), two most recent performance appraisals (if available), SF-50 if applicable, and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who can speak to their professional qualifications (other than current supervisors) and may be contacted. A client reference is encouraged.  Applications 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 form. Precise 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 highly encouraged and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.

If an applicant chooses to submit a hard copy application, it may be sent to:
Ms. Linda Melendy
Commander, Navy Installations Command (OGC)
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 1000
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5140

This personnel notice will close on January 22, 2020, 11:59:59 PM, EST, and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
7-20 Senior Associate Counsel 1/17/2020San Diego, CaliforniaGS-15
Senior Associate Counsel
PN 7-20
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms.  The Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel has been serving the Department since 1941 and is committed to developing innovative legal solutions to the business and other challenges facing the Navy and Marine Corps to enhance the war fighting capability of the Naval Service.  You will find our attorneys stationed across the United States and worldwide, working with Navy and Marine Corps personnel wherever the Department's business is conducted.

There is an anticipated vacancy for the position of Senior Associate Counsel within the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) located in downtown San Diego, California. CNRSW is one of ten Regions reporting to Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). Counsel, CNIC leads the Team CNIC OGC organization under the general supervision and coordination of the Department of the Navy (DON) OGC.  The CNRSW Region Counsel reports to the CNIC legal organization led by Counsel, CNIC. This position performs the duties of the Deputy Region Counsel and reports to the CNRSW Region Counsel.

CNIC's mission is to provide consistent, effective, and efficient shore installation services and support to sustain and improve current and future Fleet readiness and mission execution. CNIC is a subordinate command (Echelon II) to the Chief of Naval Operations. As an Echelon III command, CNRSW executes the CNIC mission by coordinating Naval shore installation management for the Southwest region (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico), including base operating support functions for forces throughout the region, and providing expertise in areas such as housing, environmental, security, family services, port services, air services, bachelor quarters, supply, medical and logistical concerns for the hundreds of thousands of active-duty, reserve and retired military members in the area. CNRSW also serves as the regional coordinator for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, headquartered in Hawaii, coordinating support for bases in Southern California and Nevada. 

CNRSW additionally serves as regional environmental coordinator for California, Arizona and Nevada and oversees environmental compliance actions with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.  CNRSW is responsible for planning and coordinating Department of the Navy response to civil emergencies within the states of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California.  The incumbent is responsible for providing or ensuring the provision of legal  advice and representational services in support of the CNIC shore installation vision and mission readiness to the Region Commander, installation Commanding Officers, and their respective staffs within the Region.  Ten Navy installations fall under CNRSW:  Naval Base San Diego; Naval Base Point Loma; Naval Base Coronado, Naval Air Facility El Centro; Naval Air Station Lemoore; Naval Base Ventura County, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach; Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake; Naval Support Activity Monterey; and Naval Air Station, Fallon, NV.

For more information about CNRSW, please visit: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/CNRSW/index.htm.

The focus of CNRSW OGC practice is installation law, which includes business and commercial law (including appropriated and non-appropriated fund contracts); civilian personnel management and discipline (appropriated and non-appropriated fund); environmental and land use law; real and personal property law; fiscal law; community and legislative relations; military community welfare and recreation support; ethics/standards of conduct; and litigation.  The position reports to Region Counsel, CNRSW.  The incumbent is responsible for providing or ensuring the provision of legal advice and counsel to CNRSW, region installation Commanding Officers, and their staff, in the practice areas mentioned above.  There are seven attorneys, one paralegal, and one legal assistant in CNRSW OGC.  The incumbent is the first-level supervisor of five attorneys, second-level supervisor of two support staff, manages personnel and budget matters within the office, and represents the organization in the absence of the CNRSW Region Counsel.

This is a supervisory position within CNRSW and the DON OGC requiring the exercise of significant responsibility, and will be filled at the GS-15 level.  To be eligible for selection at the GS-15 level, applicants must have a minimum of five-and-a-half years of successful and relevant legal experience consisting of a combination of the OGC practice areas noted above. Precise pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability, and General Schedule pay setting guidelines.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following factors: (1) the depth, breadth, and quality of their relevant legal experience; (2) the strength of their written and oral communication skills; (3) experience advising commanding officers, and senior military officers and civilian personnel; (4) the ability to develop work independently and part of a team, and strong attorney-client relationships, including relationships with clients, peers and external stakeholders, including State and local organizations; and (5) supervisory, management, and leadership ability and ability to manage a law office and legal program and practice at a geographical distance from headquarters. Knowledge, understanding, or experience with DON OGC, DON, and/or CNIC may be considered a plus. It is desired that applicants have a demonstrated record of contributing to the advancement of the DON OGC, or an equivalent legal office or organization, or a law firm community beyond the day-to-day practice of law.

The successful candidate must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), 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. For all Team CNIC OGC positions, U.S. citizenship is a requirement, and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position; a resume; two legal writing samples (NO MORE than 10 pages in length, but may be a portion of a larger document); two most recent performance appraisals (if available); and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references who can speak to the applicant’s professional qualifications (other than current supervisors) and who may be contacted. A client reference is strongly encouraged.  Applications 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 form.

Interested attorneys are encouraged to contact Traci Guariniello, Deputy Counsel, CNIC, at 202-433-4303 or Trish Morris, CNRSW Region Counsel, at (619) 532-1887 with any questions or to learn more about the position.

Electronic submissions (MS Word or Adobe ".pdf") are highly encouraged and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.

If an applicant chooses to submit a hard copy application, it may be sent to:
Linda Melendy
Commander, Navy Installations Command (OGC)
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 1000
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5140

Please note that delivery by Federal Express (or similar means) is highly recommended due to possible security delays in conventional mail delivery.  Deliveries via U.S. Postal Service are often delayed and may cause the application to be untimely.
Facsimiles will not be accepted.

This Personnel Notice will close January 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 EST, and applications must be received by the stated 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).

Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must specifically claim such eligibility in their cover letter, identify the basis for the claim, and include supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other supporting documentation) with their submission. Not all veterans are preference eligible. For a summary of time periods, campaigns, and conditions that entitle an applicant to preference eligibility, please visit https://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx and https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/. There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference for attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the attorney hiring process. Applicants who do not claim and do not provide adequate supporting documentation for veterans' preference will not receive the positive factor consideration.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Links:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/reasonable-accommodations/

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/#url=Schedule-A-Hiring-Authority

Legal and Regulatory Guidance Links:

Financial suitability Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/financial-suitability/

Social security number request Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/social-security-number/

Privacy Act Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/privacy-act/

Signature and false statements Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/signature-false-statements/

Selective Service Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/selective-service/

New employee probationary period Link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/fair-and-transparent/probationary-period/

If relocation expenses are a requirement, the applicant should state their requirement for this expense in the cover letter. Relocation expenses may be paid, but are not guaranteed.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funding may be available to those eligible.
8-20 Supervisory Senior Associate Counsel (Civilian Personnel Law)1/27/2020Washington Navy Yard, Washington DC GS-15
Supervisory Senior Associate Counsel (Civilian Personnel Law)
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as Senior Associate Counsel (Civilian Personnel Law) (CPL), Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), at the CNIC Office of General Counsel located at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. The CNIC Office of General Counsel is under the general supervision and coordination of the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and provides legal services to CNIC and its eleven Regions. This position is located in a fast-paced and dynamic headquarters environment.

This is a GS-15 supervisory and leadership position on Team CNIC OGC, reporting directly to Deputy Counsel, CNIC with Counsel, CNIC as the second-level supervisor. At this time, the incumbent is responsible for supervision of one attorney and also is responsible for keeping abreast of the latest in this practice area and sharing his/her knowledge with Team CNIC OGC CPL practitioners as the CPL subject matter expert.

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, along with a resume, two legal writing samples (no more than ten pages but may be a portion of a larger document), two most recent performance appraisals (if available), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references that can speak to their professional qualifications (other than current supervisors) and who may be contacted. Current federal employees must also provide a copy of their most recent SF-50 form. Precise pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability and General Schedule pay setting guidelines.

Interested attorneys may contact Anthony Verducci, Counsel, CNIC at (202) 433-4808 or Traci Guariniello, Deputy Counsel, CINC at (202) 433-4303.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.

If electronic submission is not possible, the requested information should be sent to

Ms. Linda Melendy
Commander, Navy Installations Command (OGC)
716 Sicard St. SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5140

Please note that delivery by Federal Express (or similar means) is highly recommended due to possible security delays in conventional mail delivery.  Deliveries via U.S. Postal Service are often delayed and may cause the application to be untimely.  Facsimiles will not be accepted.

This personnel notice will close on January 26, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, EST and applications must be received by the stated date and time to be considered.
9-20 Assistant Counsel1/27/2020NAS Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FloridaGS-11/12/13/14
Assistant Counsel
There is an anticipated vacancy for an attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel within the Office of Counsel, Navy Region Southeast (NRSE), which is part of the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Office of Counsel.  This position is located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. 

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, 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 operating large military installations.

The position will be filled at the GS-11 through GS-14 level. If the position is filled at the GS-11 through GS-13 level, the selectee will have promotion potential to the GS-14 level.  The grade level offered will be based upon the successful applicant's qualifications, the needs of the office, and funding availability. 

Interested attorneys may contact Bob Brown, Region Counsel, NRSE, at (904) 542-0274.

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), 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.  A client reference is encouraged. Applications 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 form. Precise pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability and General Schedule pay setting guidelines.  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 submissions (MS Word or Adobe ".pdf") are highly encouraged and should be sent to CNICOGCJOBS@navy.mil.

If an applicant chooses to submit a hard copy application, it may be sent to:

Ms. Linda Melendy
Commander, Navy Installations Command (OGC)
716 Sicard Street, SE, Suite 1000
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374-5140

Please note that delivery by Federal Express (or similar means) is highly recommended due to possible security delays in conventional mail delivery.  Deliveries via U.S. Postal Service are often delayed and may cause the application to be untimely.  Facsimiles will not be accepted.

This personnel notice will close on January 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, EST and applications must be received by the stated date and time to be considered.
Counsel (OCMO, DALO, and SAIM/CIO)​2/7/2020PentagonGS-15
Counsel (OCMO, DALO, and SAIM/CIO)​
There is an anticipated vacancy for a senior GS-15 attorney to serve as Counsel within the DON Headquarters Secretariat. The incumbent is the principal legal advisor to the Special Assistant for Information Management (SAIM) and DON Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Director, Office of the Chief Management Officer (OCMO), and the Director, Directorate of Administration, Logistics, and Operations (DALO), and other Secretariat organizations as assigned by the Deputy General Counsel (DGC). This position provides an excellent and unique opportunity to work with senior DON and OGC leadership on matters affecting the DON enterprise. The incumbent serves under the general supervision and guidance of the General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel (PDGC), and reports to the DGC. The position is located at the Pentagon.

Interested attorneys should submit a cover letter; a resume or an SF-171; two legal writing samples (less than five pages each); their 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.

Electronic applications are preferred and may be e-mailed to aagcm@navy.mil. Hard copy applications may be sent to the following address:

Department of the Navy
Office of the General Counsel
Attn: Ms. Monica Miles
1000 Navy Pentagon, 4E782
Washington, DC 20350-1000

This personnel notice will close on February 7, 2020, at 11:59:59 PM EST. Applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ms. Diane Boyle at (703) 614-6870 or [Mr. Patrick Hodges at (703) 693-0243].
Deputy Counsel for the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps1/21/2020Pentagon, Arlington, VASES
Deputy Counsel for the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
The vacancy announcement for the Deputy Counsel for the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is now posted on USAJobs.gov. Additional details about the position can be found at the following link:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555986900

Summary:
You will serve as the Deputy Counsel for the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).
The USMC is one of the four military services in the Department of Defense and one of the two military services within the Department of the Navy (DON). The General Counsel of the DON is the Chief Legal Officer of the DON and head of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) for the DON. The Office of the Counsel for the Commandant is a component of OGC.

Responsibilities:
You will serve as the alter ego to Counsel for the Commandant, participating fully in directing and administering the day-to-day operations of the legal program related to the Marine Corps mission.
•You will provide legal advice and services in connection with Marine Corps business and commercial activities to include the acquisition of systems and the procurement of supplies and services.
•You will provide legal advice and services on the acquisition, custody, management, transportation, taxation and disposition of real and personal property.
•You will provide legal advice on fiscal and accounting functions pertaining to acquisition of systems and procurement of supplies and services and acquisition, custody, management, transportation, taxation and disposition of real/personal property.
•You will provide advice on legal matters within the cognizance of OGC: personnel/labor matters, environmental compliance/disputes, Freedom of Information/ Privacy Act, fiscal law, ethics, intellectual property, related claims/disputes and litigation.
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Law Students


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
 PDF IconClick here for a printable brochure about our Summer Law Clerk Program

 

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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