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Defense Contract Management Agency Attorney-Advisor (Contract) in Arlington Heights, Illinois


See below for important information regarding this job. This position is in the Excepted Service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. Excepted Service DoD civilian attorney positions are wholly exempted from the appointment procedures in part 302 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (n)). Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.


furnishing legal advice and guidance and all related legal services in the acquisition and contract law fields which encompass fiscal law, and business and commercial law as they relate to the mission of the organization.

Assists Region Counsel/Deputy Counsel in advising Region staff and the attorneys in the Contract Management Offices in the application of contract law and manages assigned Contracts programs for the Region.


Conditions of Employment


To qualify, 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 needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the DUTIES section of this announcement. The QUALITY of experience relates to 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 show you have the competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level. Applicants must possess the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.). (You MUST submit transcripts) Proof that you are licensed and a member in good standing with the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. Proof is a "certificate of good standing" issued by your state of licensure within 6 months of the date of application or a screenshot of your bar status taken from your state of licensure website dated within 6 months. The successful applicant selected for employment must provide a "certificate of good standing" issued by their respective bar showing they are in good standing and in active status prior to appointment. You must possess professional legal experience in excess three years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the 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, with at least one (1) year of recent and relevant Federal acquisition law experience at the NH-03/GS-13 level or equivalent.

The principle selection factors for this position follow: Ability to provide accurate, timely, responsive and ethical legal advice and counsel that addresses the operative facts and applicable law and provides clear and workable guidance. Ability to provide effective support working cooperatively with senior level civilian and military clients using problem-solving skills to facilitate consensus solutions. Analytical/legal ability (including issue identification, legal research, analysis of options, risk analysis, creative problem-solving). Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficiency as an advocate. Excellent interpersonal skills and client relationships, and the ability to interact well with senior officials on controversial and sensitive issues. Additional selection factors: Superior oral and written communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in relating to clients and other attorneys. Familiarity with general law of business organizations. Familiarity with fiscal law related to defense contracting. Expert knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), especially the range of contract administration functions as described in Part 42 of the FAR. Significant working knowledge of administration the Cost Accounting Standards (48 CFR Chapter 99). Special federal sector legal experience, preferably DoD, in the following are not required but will be given favorable consideration: employment law, fiscal, contracts, intellectual property, information law, or administrative law. Qualification requirements for Attorney positions can be found in DoD Instruction 1442.02, "Personnel Actions Involving Civilian Attorneys."


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: Tour of Duty: Flexible FLSA: Exempt Bargaining Unit: No Selectee may be required to serve a trial period. May require overtime work. Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized. Financial Disclosure Statement required.