Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General)
Defense Contract Audit Agency - Fort Belvoir, VA

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Are you looking for a leadership opportunity in a progressive organization dedicated to continuous improvement? Join the elite cadre of employees who have made DCAA their employer of choice. You will be providing a unique service to your country and making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel is required.

  • Yes
  • PCS costs are authorized.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

DUTIES: Back to top
  • The incumbent is responsible as the DCAA principal for ethics, employment and administrative law.
  • Acts for the General Counsel as the DCAA Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) to carry out the direction and management of the ethics program.
  • Serves as the senior legal advisor for DCAA in civilian personnel law and provides legal interpretations, consultation and advice to the General Counsel and DCAA management in personnel matters including the formulation of Agency policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Acts for the General Counsel in legal representation for Agency management in administrative forums such as the Merit Systems Protection Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Service Impasse Panel, and in grievance hearings.
  • Manages the DCAA Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Program and acts for the General Counsel as the point of contact for all DoD ADR reporting requirements.
  • Implements career development and human resources programs. Evaluates performance, recommends or approves employee development and recognition, initiates or decides appropriate remedial action for performance or conduct deficiencies, addresses grievances or complaints.
  • Provides legal advice and support on administrative matters including fiscal law, management investigations, FOIA and Privacy Act, fraud, waste, and abuse, and matters involving access to classified information.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess a law degree (LL.B. or J.D.), be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of three years of post-JD experience.

At the GS-15 level: Applicants must meet the basic requirements AND have such professional legal experience in excess of 3 years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position to be assumed. At least 3 years of this experience includes in-depth knowledge of, and demonstrated legal experience in Federal Labor and employment law (including Federal labor and employment litigation experience, such as proceeding before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Federal Labor Relations Authority and the Merit System Protection Board); the federal ethics and criminal conflict of interest statues and regulations, the Privacy Act, and alternate dispute resolution. At least 3 years of the applicant’s experience must have been as an attorney in a position requiring licensure under the laws of a State, territory or the District of Columbia.

Applicants must possess excellent academic and professional credentials, and outstanding professional references. A selection panel may be used and oral interviews may be conducted with all, with some, or with none of the applicants, solely at the options of the selecting official. The breadth and depth of relevant experience and knowledge, and the quality of past performance, will be primary consideration used for selection. Important selection factors are demonstrated strong management and supervisory skills. Highly desirable selection factors are knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and litigation experience. Professionalism, analytical abilities, organization skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills, will be considered during the selection process.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

There is no substitution of education for experience at this grade level.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, your resume will be further reviewed against the following competencies:


  • Ability to lead, manage and develop people to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • Knowledge of ethics, civilian personnel and administrative laws, regulations and policies.
  • Ability to communicate legal issues orally.
  • Ability to communicate legal issues in writing.
  • Skill in litigation.
  • Ability to build partnerships with varied significant internal and external stakeholders.

  • BENEFITS: Back to top DCAA has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security and thrift savings; health, life and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. DCAA employees enjoy our business-casual dress code, flexible work schedules, transit subsidies, and the opportunity to telecommute. Explore the major benefits offered to most federal employees at:

    OTHER INFORMATION: Covered attorneys must be able to demonstrate that in at least one State or jurisdiction in which they are licensed they are permitted to engage in the active practice of law, and must maintain active status in one State or jurisdiction during employment.

    Background Investigation: All selectees will be subject to a personnel security investigation which must be favorably adjudicated for occupancy of a sensitive position and/or access to classified information. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position: (a) you must meet security criteria for access to top secret special access programs and sensitive compartment information; (b) your immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, foster parents, cohabitant, children, relative(s) residing with the subject, steps, half's, and adopted) must be U. S. Citizens; and (c) you will be subject to a counterintelligence polygraph.

    Drug Testing: If you are given access to classified information, you will be subject to random drug testing. If you are selected for a Field Detachment (critical/special sensitive) position, you must pass a drug test before your assignment to such a position and you will be subject to random drug testing subsequent to your assignment.

    Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) Program: DCAA uses E-Verify to determine eligibility for employment as a U. S. Citizen.

    Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 1 year if one has not already been completed. You will be required to serve a superviory probationary period of 1 year if one has not already been completed.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.

    Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: - 30+ days ago - save job - block
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