DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of the General Counsel
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Technology Programs Law Division (TPD).
The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice for Government contracts, inter-agency acquisitions, and grants/cooperative agreements entered into by DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (“S&T”) in the areas of research, development, test, and evaluation (“RDT&E”).
As an Attorney-Advisor (General) GS 0905 14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
• Provide legal advice to contracting officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development contracting process, including acquisition planning, solicitation and award, contract administration, and the resolution of bid protests/disputes.
• Provide legal advice in the development and negotiation of innovative and R&D centric solicitation and award instruments (e.g., Other Transaction Agreements with consortia, contracts under S&T’s Small Business Innovation Research Program, and Partnership Intermediary Agreements).
• Provide legal advice to grants officers, program managers, and senior officials concerning the laws applicable to all phases of the research and development grants/cooperative agreements process, including solicitation and award, administration, and the resolution of disputes.
You as an applicant must be an active member in good standing of the bar of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; and
GS-14 or GS-15:
- The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or
- The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND
- Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual’s background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.
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