This position serves as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of General Counsel, reporting to the Deputy General Counsel. Performs legal counsel functions across OGC's practice areas as needed to effectively balance legal workloads within OGC and manage surge requirements for legal services from OGC. Provides day to day guidance on legal matters to the OGC senior staff.
This is a TERM Appointment NOT TO EXCEED 2 Years, but may be extended beyond the initial appointment date.
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This position provides legal services with respect to all matters of law and legal policy affecting NASA Headquarters and/or Center programs and operations, including the planning and implementation thereof. Responsibilities involve representing the legal interests of NASA Headquarters and/or Centers dealing with responsible officials at all levels within Headquarters, the Centers, other federal agencies, state and local governments, universities and private industry. Work includes but is not limited to developing and executing legal strategies in adversarial proceedings, conducting litigation, providing advisory services and interpretive guidance to Headquarters and/or Center management, and coordinating with the Office of General Counsel leadership and staff to interpret and implement legislative requirements. The employee handles a variety of legal assignments including, but not limited to, personnel, employment, international, equal opportunity, labor, civil actions involving the Government, fraud and acquisition integrity matters, fiscal and procurement matters, disposal of government property, export control, conflicts of interests, access to information, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and ethics.
At the full performance level, the position will serve as a primary advocate and legal counsel for a broad range of overlapping areas of law assigned to the Office of General Counsel. Duties involve but are not limited to developing and executing legal strategies in adversarial proceedings, conducting litigation, providing advisory services and interpretive guidance to management, and coordinating with the Headquarters and/or Centers to interpret and implement legislative requirements such as the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as amended, assuring the Agency's legal and program requirements are consistent with foregoing authorities. The employee handles a variety of legal assignments including, but not limited to, fiscal and procurement matters, disposal of government property, civil actions involving the Government, crimes, security, employment, equal opportunity, labor, conflicts of interests, export control, international law, access to information, ethics, transportation and official travel issues.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Position is Excepted Service-Excluded from the Career Transition Program.
Candidates must be a member in good standing of a State Bar.
Law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an ABA accredited school is required.
Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
Selectee must complete a financial disclosure statement
Applicants must have professional legal experience in excess of two years as is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.
Professional experience includes experience in work within this field, and/or complex legal work, conducting extensive research, analysis, evaluation and/or litigation in a legal specialization relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Providing advice on areas of law (general, fiscal, ethics, litigation, personnel, civil and administrative, government contracts, and claims, international); and Experience in litigation, including trials or administrative hearings, preparing substantive trial documents; preparing legal memoranda, reflecting research; and preparing legal opinions. Provides oversight of or independent handling of general law matters and/or a lead on complex litigation in a legal specialization relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Works independently and provides sound judgment in handling, and/or leading complex litigation, general law, personnel law, civil and administrative law, government contracts, international law, claims, fiscal matters, and ethics.
EDUCATION/BAR MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED: Applicants for attorney positions must possess a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D) from an ABA-accredited school and have admission to the Bar.
Bar Membership: An applicant must be a member in good standing (as defined by the pertinent Bar) of a State, Territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court.
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