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About the Position: The US Army Corps of Engineers is an equal opportunity employer. The Corps is firmly committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees are valued for their talents as members of the team.
- Serves as team leader for all USACE attorneys supporting PARC and DPARC-E offices to ensure delivery of accurate and consistent legal and policy advice to these offices.
- Furnishes guidance pertaining to advertised and negotiated contracts, both fixed price and cost reimbursement. This includes all types of contracts including construction, supply experts and consultants, and personal and non-personal services.
- Advises USACE and field offices concerning special policy issues relating to contracting for architect-engineer services. Provides legal advice on Government Accountability Office (GAO) and agency bid protests and mistakes in bid.
- Provides legal advice on GAO and agency bid protests and mistakes in bid.
- Evaluates new legislation, court decisions, executive orders and opinions of the Comptroller General to determine the effect on Corps of Engineers construction programs, policies, procedures, regulations and methods of operations.
- Furnishes guidance pertaining to advertised and negotiated contracts, both fixed price and cost reimbursement.
- Ensures construction and architect-engineer parts of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Department of Defense FAR Supplement are consistent with the intent of the law and are administratively sound, efficient and economical in operation.
- Serves as Senior Counsel for Procurement Policy.
- Serves as legal advisor to the Director and key personnel of the Directorates of Military Programs and Civil Works and the Principal Assistants Responsible for Contracting.
Occasional travel - Business travel may be up to 15% of the time.
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Position is designated non-critical sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R.
- This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
- Who May Apply: US Citizens
- The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration:
- Bar membership: Applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- Experience: For GS-15 or equivalent - Applicant must have three or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.
Note: ALSO ALL APPLICANTS MUST ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES, IN NARRATIVE FORM:
- Knowledge, skills and ability to expertly handle legal issues related to government procurement and contract disputes including a) oversight and quality assurance of procurement documents and strategies, b) mentoring, training, and motivating colleagues, and developing and c) utilizing innovative approaches in solving problems and overcoming legal impediments.
- Knowledge, skills and ability to function effectively as a senior counselor and advisor to senior management officials and project delivery teams within the Corps of Engineers and to work with other Army, DOD, and federal governmental entities, as well as state and local entities, and to effectively resolve conflicts and solve problems in a fast-paced environment touching highly diverse and complex missions.
- Experience and ability to work, provide high-quality legal and policy advice and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge and experience regarding federal bid protest and contract disputes litigation.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Time In Grade Requirements: If currently employed as an attorney by the Federal Government you must have completed 1 year at the next lower level within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement, or previously served at the same or higher grade as the position being filled.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585657000
Closing Date: 18th December, 2020