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Office of the Solicitor General Attorney (CONTRACT LAW) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located in DOL - SOL, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services (MALS) and provides legal advice and litigation services on procurement law, government contracting, suspension and debarment, and related subjects. The attorney represents the Department in bid protests, contract claims and other matters before a variety of adjudicators. The attorney will help address emerging and complex procurement law problems and devise and help implement creative solutions. Responsibilities The attorney selected will join the Procurement Law Counsel team in the Management and Administrative Legal Services Division of the Office of the Solicitor. The attorney will provide legal services on Federal Government procurement and acquisition law matters, help to litigate bid protests and contract claims before the GAO and other forums, advise management officials and the Department’s contracting community on government contract issues, and provide legal analysis and support for the Department of Labor’s acquisition and procurement integrity policies and programs. The attorney will help advise client agency officials at all levels on complex, sensitive, and fast-moving issues. Among other duties, the attorney hired will: Assist Department officials to devise and implement creative procurement strategies to address emerging challenges such as pandemic response, meeting high technology and other complex needs requiring coordination across multiple agencies, levels of government and stakeholders, combatting fraud in critical workforce assistance and training programs. Identify, research and analyze procurement or contract law issues and prepare legal opinions to help the Department resolve such issues. Provide legal advice on Departmental procurements, contracts, and related policies, including review of solicitation, contract, and limited-source contract documents. Represent the Department in bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or in contract claim actions before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. The attorney will also serve as agency counsel assisting Department of Justice trial counsel in contract matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Provide advice to officials and agencies across the Department on government contracts and procurement matters, operations, and systems. Requirements Conditions of Employment Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met. Appointment to this position may require a background investigation. Must be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen as allowable by law. This position is included in the bargaining unit. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement. Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation. Qualifications To qualify for an attorney position, applicants must possess a professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.); be a member in good standing of the bar of a court of general jurisdiction of a state, territory or possession of the U.S.; and have acquired the amount of experience indicated below for each grade level. GS-12, one (1) year of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. GS-13, two (2) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. GS-14, three (3) years of progressively responsible legal experience of a professional nature which demonstrates the ability to perform the work at this level. At least one year of qualifying experience, at this level, must be specialized experience as defined below. Specialized experience is defined as experience researching, analyzing and/or litigating legal issues involved in federal procurement and government contracts law. Note: An LL.M may be substituted for a maximum of one year experience. Education Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Additional Information Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program. Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have speech disabilities, please dial 711 to access telecommunications relay services. The mission of the Department of Labor (DOL) is to protect the welfare of workers and job seekers, improve working conditions, expand high quality employment opportunities, and assure work-related benefits and rights for all workers. As such, the Department is committed to fostering a workplace and workforce that promote equal employment opportunity, reflect the diversity of the people we seek to serve, and model a culture of respect, equity, inclusion, and accessibility where every employee feels heard, supported, and empowered. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES