These positions report to the Office of Counsel - Land & Maritime office in Whitehall, OH. Duty locations will be Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
See below for important information regarding this job.
Under the supervision of the DLA Counsel - Land and Maritime Acquisition Counsel located in Whitehall, Ohio, the incumbent serves as a Senior Counsel for the DLA Land and Maritime Detachments at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, and Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Provides legal advice, counsel and representation to DLR Detachment management and contracting officials on acquisition and contract administration matters.
Provides legal advice and representation on all areas of contract formation, to include contract authority and delegations, commercial item contracting, competitive and limited-source contracting, contract review, foreign acquisition, pricing, socioeconomic issues, source selection, fiscal law issues, and protests.
Provides legal advice and representation on contract administration matters, such as changes, delivery and quality, performance, terminations and contract litigation.
Serves as the primary on-site advisor to Detachment management officials concerning all civilian personnel and labor relations matters, ethics, fraud, intellectual property, technical data, and standards of conduct matters involving DLR Detachment employees.
Provides legal representation on matters before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen
This is an Excepted Service position.
Tour of Duty:
Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
Selective Service Requirement:
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
This position and any future selections from this announcement may be filled at either the Aberdeen, MD and Mechanicsburg, PA location.
The following minimum qualification requirements are:
1) The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.);
2) Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a certificate of good standing issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a certificate of good standing issued by their respective bar showing they are in good standing and in active status prior to appointment.
3) You must possess professional legal experience in excess of 2 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The QUALITY of experience will be evaluated and screened to determine how closely or to what extent your experience, education and training are relevant to the major duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your resume must demonstrate you have the competencies and quality of experience necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies needed to perform the duties of the position as described below in the principal selection factors section of this announcement. The QUALITY of experience relates to how closely or to what extent your experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Your resume must show you have the competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level. Salary will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement based on the complexity of work to be performed, the selectee's experience, education, training, and availability of funds.
The principle selection factors for these positions follow:
a. Procurement law experience (such as breadth, depth, and relevance). At least one year of relevant experience at the next lower federal grade level is mandatory. Equivalent military, state, or private law experience may be substituted for federal service.
b. Analytical/legal ability (including issue identification, legal research, analysis of options, risk analysis, creative problem-solving).
c. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
d. Excellent interpersonal skills and client relationships, and the ability to interact well with senior officials on controversial and sensitive issues.
e. Knowledge of DoD procurement and contract operations in the scale of millions of dollars.
f. Federal Personnel Law & Labor Relations experience.
This is a drug testing designated position.
This position is subject to financial disclosure requirements.
Education may not be used as a substitution for qualifications for this position.
Excepted Service Position:
This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.
Veterans Information :
There is no formal rating system for applying veteran's preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their submissions.
Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF-15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov).
As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: ****DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Selection(s) will be based on the judgment of the selecting official as to which applicant is best qualified to perform the duties of the position.
Once this announcement closes, candidates will be evaluated based on the application package submitted. An oral interview may be conducted with some, none, or all candidates, depending upon the relative qualifications of the applicants.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:
****If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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