Fiscal and Contract Law Unit: This Unit handles all aspects of the federal procurement process, including acquisition planning, award determinations, protests, contract administration, and claims resolution. It also provides comprehensive fiscal law advice, to include issues related to bona fide need requirements, augmentation, interagency financing arrangements, authorization concerns, and legislative drafting. The unit further advices on facilities/ real estate issues, including the acquisition of a New FBI Headquarters, and environmental concerns, as well as many other areas of federal regulatory practice. FCLU is seeking attorneys with experience in these areas; experience in the following forums would also be helpful: the Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, or the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
· Conduct legal research and prepare written analyses on relevant topics.
· Assist in the FBI’s response to bid protests before the GAO.
· Advise clients verbally and in writing on legal issues relating to subject matter covered by unit.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties:
· Briefs executive management on legal conclusions derived from comprehensive legal research.
· Serve as lead attorney in GAO protests by acting as counsel of record and leading development of strategy in bid protests.
The ideal candidate will possess three years of substantive experience in fiscal/appropriations law and/or procurement/government contracts law.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.).
Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.
Extensive travel may be required to provide legal instruction at various conferences, case support, and for on-site team reviews of FBI Field Office forfeiture operations.
Please be advised candidates that are selected for this position, must be approved by the Department of Justice, before they can complete the FBI's background process.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
· Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
· Oral/Written Communication
· Problem-Solving Skills
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.
Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
Questions or requests for further information may be referred Justin Schoolmaster, Chief of Staff, at (202) 324-6774.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All Applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS 14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. legal experience.
GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS 15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. legal experience.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Go to WWW.USAJOBS.GOV for more information.