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Job Title:Attorney-Advisor (Contract)

Department:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC

Agency:Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC - Agency Wide

Hiring Organization: CSOSA, C/O Avue Help Desk

Job Announcement Number:OGC-13-031-EXCEPTED-CP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

A FEDERAL CAREER LIKE NO OTHER!!!
Are you ready to increase public safety, prevent crimes, reduce recidivism, and support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration within the District of Columbia community? The Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) has an opening for an Attorney-Advisor (Contract) in the Office of General Counsel. The incumbent will provide guidance to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and other top agency management officials on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and the entire federal procurement process. .
CSOSA presents our nation's Capital with a unique opportunity to be a nationwide model for effective community supervision of offenders and provide a safer environment for our citizens.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies within one year.

Attorney-Advisor (Contract), GS-0905-13/14:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=HRQYO.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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DUTIES:

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(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The candidate selected will provide guidance to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and other top agency management officials on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and the entire federal procurement process. The incumbent reviews major contracts, modifications, options and other significant procurement activities and provides advice to program managers, technical and financial specialists, co-workers and others on procurement issues, policies and requirements. Position requires comprehensive knowledge of pre-award and post-award acquisition program phases, from long-range planning and initial strategy through contract negotiation, award, administration and termination.
Incumbent must demonstrate skill in written communications required to review for legal sufficiency documents related to contract administration including awards, modifications, letters to vendors, analyses of cost and progress, letters of inquiry, reports of audit and investigations, and terminations.

The incumbent also assists the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel in advising top agency management and other CSOSA/ Pretrial Services Agency (PSA) staff in such areas as the handling and processing of litigation, the legal rights of offenders, interpretation of court judgments, orders and decisions and other legal matters pertaining to offender/defendant supervision issues.

.The incumbent provides legal advice and service to managers regarding the interpretation, applicability and impact of Federal laws on CSOSA/PSA programs; analyzes allegations of violations of prohibited personnel practices, and other related complaints; and confers with investigators and staff and advises agency management regarding legal issues involving labor-management relations and human resource management.

The incumbent may also represent the Agency before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), and serve as co-counsel to Assistant United States Attorneys in matters before the United States Courts as necessary. As agency counsel, the incumbent conducts and/or directs discovery, legal research, and drafts pleadings and other legal memoranda in complex cases, and assists and advises other staff attorneys in the execution of these tasks in cases assigned to them.

The incumbent assists in the research and preparation of legal opinions regarding complex and novel questions of law, involving interpretation or application of legislation, court orders and administrative opinions, Executive orders, regulations and rules. Incumbent also prepares and reviews proposed agency policy involving multiple areas of law, statute, or regulations and works with agency staff to develop procedures and administrative or procedural regulations. Incumbent advises the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) Office and other CSOSA/PSA staff on issues relating to the release of protected information and provides guidance to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and other staff on a wide range of issues including matters related to ethics, appropriations, procurement, criminal and federal administrative law.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

(The KSAs below may not apply at all grades)

Ability to interpret and explain complex legal issues and provide professional legal advice on contract law and related services to a wide variety of audiences.

Skills in written communications to develop procedures, regulations, case documents, reports, pleadings, motions, briefs, and other materials on the basis of legal research.

Significant experience in at least three of the following areas of law: procurement and federal contracting, employment discrimination claims, appropriations law, Federal Tort Claims Act cases, federal criminal law, constitutional law, government policy, ethics, administrative issues, negotiations, records management, Freedom of Information Act, training, Labor/Union issues or Privacy Act.

Extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and federal government procurement policies and requirements to provide guidance on the entire federal procurement process.

Skills in oral communications to provide guidance to top agency management officials on compliance with the entire federal procurement process, collect and provide information, provide case briefings, provide trial briefings, and provide program briefings.

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Grade 13: Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicant must have three years of post J.D./LL.B. experience, two years of which were in the specialty area of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as an Attorney-Advisor (Contract) .In addition, consistent with Group Coverage Standards for General Schedule Positions, the incumbent must have 1 year of Specialized experience at the GS-12 that is typically in or related to the work of the position as the Attorney Advisor (Contract). Specialized experience includes work to review major contracts, modifications, options and other significant procurement activities, and provide advice to program managers, technical and financial specialists, co-workers and others on procurement issues, policies and requirements.

Grade 14: Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction). In addition, applicant must have four years of post J.D./LL.B. experience, three years of which were in the specialty area of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as an Attorney-Advisor (Contract) .In addition, consistent with Group Coverage Standards for General Schedule Positions, the incumbent must have 1 year of Specialized experience at the GS-13 that is typically in or related to the work of the position as the Attorney Advisor (Contract). Specialized experience includes work to provide guidance to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and other top agency management officials on compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act and the entire federal procurement process.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), Office of the Director, Office of the General Counsel, Washington, DC.

AGENCY BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

If you would like to learn more about CSOSA, we encourage you to visit our website at www.csosa.gov.

ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must meet specialized experience requirements. (See Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements

Basis of Rating: Your application may be rated under Category Rating Procedures - this method has been recommended to agencies for use as part of the President's Memorandum on Hiring Process Improvement. In Category Rating, an agency will have three rating categories representative of the Most Highly Qualified, Well Qualified and Minimally Qualified. You will be placed in one of the categories based on your answers to the experience and ranking questions and other factors below. Breadth and scope of competencies/KSAs. Increased levels of difficulty or complexity of competencies/KSAs. Successful performance on the job.Level of the job.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Bargaining Unit Status: Not eligible.

How to Apply: The primary method of applying for this vacancy is online via the Internet at www.avuedigitalservices.com/csosa/applicant.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are strongly encouraged to visit your library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides Internet access to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, you may call the contact phone number listed on this announcement to obtain a copy of the vacancy announcement, applicant qualification form (Form No. F-15566-AVUE), and instructions for completing the form. No other form of application will be accepted.

Applicants submitting proof documents can electronically attach them, or scan and attach them, to the employment application. If this is not possible, copies of documents can be faxed to 253-573-9869, or mailed to the following address: CSOSA, c/o Avue Technologies Corporation, ATTN: Direct Services, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98402. All faxed or mailed proof documents must be identified with applicant's name and vacancy announcement number.

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Applicants who apply online will automatically receive email acknowledgement of receipt of their application.

Evaluation Methods: Your application will be evaluated according to the extent and quality of experience, education, and training. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your application/resume will be evaluated against the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. This evaluation determines which candidates will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate those needs. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the CSOSA Office of Human Resources. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The Agency is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, alternate work schedule, Telework, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication.

Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

Selective Service Registration: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, CSOSA considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

This position requires the incumbent to be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction).



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/toVacancy?referenceCode=HRQYO.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Joe Avue at Avue Help Desk
Phone: 2535731877209
Fax: 2535739869
Email: JoeAvue@AvueTech.Com
Agency Information:
CSOSA
1145 Broadway Plaza
Suite 800
Tacoma, Washington
98402
US
Fax: 2535739869

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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Job Announcement Number:

OGC-13-031-EXCEPTED-CP

Control Number:

342314500