Attorney (Contract)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Springfield, VA

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Attorneys provide advice and representation in furtherance of NGA's mission. They ascertain facts, analyze issues, apply legal authorities, render opinions, and advocate Agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively with others within the office, the Agency, and Intelligence Community. Attorneys perform legal research and writing, counsel clients, and represent the Agency before legal fora. They oversee and direct Agency programs.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: As part of a small collegial team of government contracting legal professionals, the selected individual will render legal services to agency contracting officers regarding all facets of government contract law, including the formation and administration of contracts, intellectual property rights, bid protests, claims and disputes. Although it is desirable that the selectee have government contract knowledge or experience, applicants without such knowledge and experience will also be considered. The person selected may be required to attend an intensive, two-week program of instruction on the basics of government contract law and a one-week course on Federal fiscal law, both courses are conducted outside the local commuting area and will require overnight travel. To be successful in the position, an applicant must possess a superior service-oriented attitude towards clients, with a proactive perspective toward the practice of law, possess the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and thrive in a collegial work environment where everyone's views are respected and valued.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

1) Applicant must have practiced law, post licensure and Licenses/Certifications;
2) Applicant should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in legal analysis;
3) Identify facts and issues to determine the nature of a legal problem and apply negotiation or mediation principles to solve the problem.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Must be a member in good standing of a bar of a U.S. state or territory, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Knowledge of and/or experience in the application of federal acquisition statutes and regulations;
2) Communicating verbally, or in sign language, and in writing;
3) Legal research and analytical skills.

- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required

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