Closing Date: 22nd December, 2021


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.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.

Salary by Location:
  • Arlington Heights, IL (28.59%): $86,866 to $131,778
  • Dallas, TX (24.98%): $84,428 to $128,078
  • St. Louis, MO (17.65%): $79,476 to $120,567

  • Provides legal services and counseling to all segments of CMO and area client Activities.
  • Reviews, analyzes and evaluates the legal aspects of all issues arising from the contract administration functions.
  • Reviews administrative and contractual actions of administrative contracting officers to ensure adequacy of factual documentation data to support contractual action.
  • Investigates, researches and processes appeals, claims and litigation matters.
  • Represents the agency in matters before the EEOC, MSPB, FLRA, and in alternative dispute resolution in Federal employment and labor law matters.
  • Serves as a member or participant of various Boards: Serves on local Boards which, based upon the nature of the case presented by the Contracting Officer, recommends approval/disapproval or actually approves/disapproves the action as presented.
  • Advises on personnel and labor law matters, Federal information practices, Federal administrative law; and DoD Standards of Conduct.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive, No Access Required
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see Additional Information.

To qualify, you must possess professional legal experience in excess of 2 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.).

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 2 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-02/GS-11 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:
  • 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:

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