ADMINISTRATIVE/TECHNICAL SPECIALIST (ASSISTANT COUNSEL)

Naval Sea Systems Command | Naval Business Center, Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 3/25/2020
Description This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

The position is for an attorney with civilian personnel law (CPL) experience located at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), located at the Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia, PA. NSWCPD Office of Counsel is a seven attorney field office of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Office of Counsel. NAVSEA Office of Counsel has over 150 lawyers in 21 offices located throughout the country and is part of the Department of the Navy (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC). NSWCPD's approximately 2,600 military and civil service employees provide research, development, test and evaluation, acquisition support, engineering, systems integration, in-service engineering and fleet support with cyber-security, comprehensive logistics, and life-cycle savings through commonality for surface and undersea vehicle machinery, ship systems, equipment and material and execute other responsibilities. The NSWCPD Office of Counsel has a varied workload covering the full range of the DON OGC practice, with emphasis on federal acquisition law, civilian personnel law, intellectual property (IP) law, and related litigation.

You will practice primarily in CPL law.

You will concentrate on acquisition law and related litigation, including acquisitions in research, development, test and evaluation.

You will provide legal services in the areas of ethics and standards of conduct, the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, fiscal law and environmental law.The position is rated as a NT-V, VI (GS-13/14/15-equivalent), depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

To be eligible for selection at the NT-V (GS-13-equivalent) level, the applicant must have in excess of two years of relevant legal experience.

To be eligible for selection at the NT-V (GS-14-equivalent) level, the applicant must have at least three-and-one-half years of relevant legal experience.

To be eligible for selection at the NT-VI (GS-15-equivalent) level, the applicant must have at least five-and-one-half years of legal experience in federal acquisition law.

The position is expected to be filled at the NT-V (GS-13/14-equivalent) pay band within the NAVSEA Warfare Center Personnel Demonstration Project, and the position will have promotion potential to the NT-VI (GS-15-equivalent) level. However, selection may also be made at the NT-VI level for an exceptional candidate with expert knowledge of and significant and relevant experience of ten years or more in acquisition law. As the desired grade level rises, concentrated and relevant experience in acquisition law and familiarity with OGC and DON processes and procedures becomes increasingly important. The pay band and equivalent grade level offered will be based upon the successful applicant's qualifications and funding availability.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

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