To qualify, applicants are require to meet the following minimum qualification requirements:
1) The first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.);
2) Active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia; AND
3) You must possess professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for competencies required to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES section of this announcement. 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 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 principal selection factors for this position are as follows:
1. LEGAL ADVICE AND COUNSEL. Advises and assists the supply chain Acquisition and Policy offices in the preparation of applicable policies, clauses, and format relating to the acquisition process implementing Federal Statutes, Federal Acquisition Regulation(FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Defense Logistics Agency Directive (DLAD), DLA Energy Procurement Instruction (DEPI) and changes thereto. Reviews acquisition procedures at the supply chain and provides recommendations/comments concerning the legal aspects of proposed changes in the FAR, DFARS, DLAD and DEPI. Assists the DLA legal member of the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC) as and when requested. Provides comments to DLA on the legal impact of proposed laws and regulations.
· Provides advice and counsel on special or major procurements and on major Agency procurement initiatives. Such procurements are typically characterized by extensive negotiations over a considerable period of time with high level officials, negotiation of special contract terms and provisions, and involving a substantial expenditure of funds. These procurements are frequently of particular interest to the supply chain Director and HQ DLA, due to their far reaching impacts on public and private interests. Provides advice concerning contract support for contingency operations and contracting for overseas fuel and storage requirements. Identifies and assists in implementing legal means to provide or obtain logistics support to or from other nations, which may involve drafting, negotiating, and reviewing arrangements under Acquisition and Cross Service Agreements and other international agreements. Provides legal advice based on knowledge and interpretation of regulations and policies on all legal questions relating to the solicitation, negotiation, award, administration, modification, enforcement, and termination of contracts at the supply chain to include advice relating to the Trade Agreements Act and other foreign purchase restrictions, small business and HUBZONE determinations and set-asides, contingent fees, import duties and customs restrictions, Government furnished property, qualified products, environmental law, taxes, and fiscal law.
· Advises senior acquisition management officials on laws, regulations, directives, and policies related to contract formation and administration issues. Provides legal advice, counsel, and recommendations to supply chain officials on specific contract matters and post award issues likely to result in litigation. Reviews and coordinates on decisions by contracting officers concerning contract claims by either the contractor or the Government, contract terminations, breach of contract actions, revocation of acceptance of defective material, and re-procurement of defaulted supplies.
· Prepares timely responses to Congressional inquiries received at the supply chain. Identifies legal issues raised by inquiry; researches background, evaluates complaint; determines if corrective action is required, advises operating officials to initiate such action and reports steps taken; when no corrective action is necessary, provides written explanation as to why it is not required. These matters are often complex, are generally sensitive, and require special attention because of the Congressional interest. Congressional inquiries are signed or approved by the Commander or the Director of DLA. Reviews FOIA requests and provides advice on proposed responses, including those where an exemption from disclosure is asserted. Prepares timely responses to DOD Hotline inquiries related to non-fraud contract issues. Provides legal advice on fiscal issues to ensure compliance with fiscal law as well as reviewing issues to ensure the Anti-Deficiency Act , bona fide needs statute, purpose statute, and relevant law hasnt been violated.
2. LITIGATION SUPPORT AND ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR). Prepares responses to protests and appeals by defense contractors to GAO and the ASBCA. Identifies legal issues raised by protest or appeal; researches and states factual background; provides written analysis, including citation of applicable authority and precedents; advises operating officials if corrective actions are indicated; evaluates protest disputes and appeals for suitability of ADR; recommends denial of protest or appeal to GAO or the ASBCA when Government's case is defensible. Responds to, and initiates discovery. Represents the supply chain at GAO protest hearings and ASBCA hearings. GAO and ASBCA decisions on these protests and appeals serve as precedent for, and often impact, contracting decisions Government-wide. Contractors involved in these protests and appeals are often represented by major law firms, and the solicitations/awards and claims often involve contracts worth millions of dollars. For proceedings in Federal Courts, drafts pleadings, memoranda of fact and of law, and briefs for use by the cognizant attorney in the Department of Justice and Office of United States Attorney and may participate personally in courtroom proceedings when so requested by the Department of Justice. When necessary, prepares appellate briefs and other documentation.
3. COORDINATES AND DIRECTS CONTRACT TEAM. As the senior attorney responsible for legal support to a major directorate, operational mission or program area, or on Agency initiatives, provides team leadership to other attorneys assigned to the same program area.
· Based on knowledge of individual work assignments, distributes incoming work and reviews work as required. Assures that adequate progress is maintained in consideration of workload, established schedules and priorities determined by higher authority. Provides guidance and assistance to attorneys on highly complex and unusual or precedential issues. Estimates and reports to supervisor on expected timeframes of work completion and maintains records of workload performance and work-hour expenditures. Prepares material for briefings and leads discussions on new developments to keep team current on changes taking place. Evaluates relative urgency on special projects or other matters requiring attention and established priorities in terms of overall workload commitments.
Security Clearance: This position is designated Non-Critical Sensitive. If selected, you must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. If you are unable to obtain this level of security clearance (as a result of undisclosed or disclosed background issues), within a reasonable period of time (as defined by the agency), the employment offer may be withdrawn. In addition, incumbent is subject to periodic re-investigation to maintain security eligibility in accordance with DoD 5200.2-R.