Current Vacancies

 

Fiscal & Administrative Law Attorney (GS-13 through GS-15), Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel

The WHS & PFPA Office of the General Counsel is seeking an experienced Fiscal Law attorney to join our Fiscal, Facilities, Law Enforcement, Ethics & Administrative Law team at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The primary responsibilities of the position involve advising on a broad spectrum of fiscal law issues providing support to WHS, PFPA, and its serviced clients, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Director, Administration & Management for specified matters. The team works closely with the other teams across WHS & PFPA OGC and provides expert advice and counsel as well as litigation representation to a large customer base in areas including Fiscal law, Federal facility and space management for owned and leased properties, environmental law, Federal law enforcement, ethics, legislation and Congressional reporting, and FOIA and Privacy Act matters.

The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret level security clearance. Additional information about the office’s WHS and PFPA clients is at https://www.whs.mil and https://www.pfpa.mil.

We are accepting resumes until July 12, 2024. Interested attorneys should email a resume to Jenifer Schall, Deputy General Counsel, WHS & PFPA OGC at Jenifer.J.Schall.civ@mail.mil.

Law Enforcement & Administrative Law Attorney (GS-13 through GS-15), Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel

The WHS & PFPA Office of the General Counsel is seeking an experienced Federal Law Enforcement attorney to join our Fiscal, Facilities, Law Enforcement, Ethics & Administrative Law team at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The primary responsibilities of the position involve advising on a broad spectrum of Federal law enforcement issues, serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia for PFPA cases, and providing support to WHS, PFPA, and its serviced clients, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Director, Administration & Management for specified matters. The team works closely with the other teams across WHS & PFPA OGC and provides expert advice and counsel as well as litigation representation to a large customer base in areas including Federal law enforcement, Federal facility and space management for owned and leased properties, environmental law, ethics, legislation and Congressional reporting, and FOIA and Privacy Act matters.

The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret level security clearance. Additional information about the office’s WHS and PFPA clients is at https://www.whs.mil and https://www.pfpa.mil.

We are accepting resumes until July 12, 2024. Interested attorneys should email a resume to Jenifer Schall, Deputy General Counsel, WHS & PFPA OGC at Jenifer.J.Schall.civ@mail.mil.

FACA Attorney, GS-13/GS-14/GS-15

The Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency Office of General Counsel (WHS & PFPA OGC) is seeking an experienced attorney at the GS-13, 14, or 15 level to join the office in support of the Department of Defense’s Federal Advisory Committee Management program.

The position is located at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its implementing regulations as well as some background with the Government in the Sunshine Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and Government Ethics. Duties will involve advising senior DoD leadership on a broad spectrum of matters relating to the Department’s FACA program and policy and the General Services Administration government-wide FACA policy. Knowledge of employment and administrative law is also helpful.

Interested attorneys should email a copy of their resumes to Jenifer Schall, Deputy General Counsel, WHS & PFPA OGC at Jenifer.J.Schall.civ@mail.mil and also the OGC Resume Bank at osd.pentagon.ogc.mbx.dodogcresumebank@mail.mil.

Associate Deputy General Counsel - Personnel & Health Policy (GS-15)

This position is located in the Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA), with duty in the Office of the Deputy General Counsel (Personnel and Health Policy)(P&HP), Department of Defense. The General Counsel of the Department of Defense, who is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the chief legal officer of the Department of Defense and performs such functions as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe (10 U.S. C. § 140). As such, the General Counsel is the principal legal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and has final authority and responsibility for legal policy and determinations and the delivery of legal services within the Department of Defense and its components. The General Counsel is also dual-hatted as the Director of DLSA.

The incumbent of this position reports to the Deputy General Counsel (P&HP), whose primary responsibilities are to provide legal advice and services to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and the Executive Director, Force Resiliency, concerning matters within their respective jurisdictions. The Deputy General Counsel (P&HP) also advises the Performance Improvement Officer & Director of Administration and Management regarding specified matters.

The incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of operational legal services and assistance, to include advising senior officials and analyzing the legal sufficiency of draft regulations, directives, memoranda, agreements, and legislative proposals. Primary areas of responsibility include: civilian personnel matters, including unique DoD personnel systems such as the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System, the Defense Acquisition Workforce, and Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory personnel demonstration projects; personnel resilience programs, including diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, military equal opportunity, and anti-harassment programs; military personnel matters, including family and well-being programs; and other duties as assigned.

DoD OGC is located at the pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Flexible work schedules and telework (up to two days per week) may be authorized consistent with organization policy.

We are accepting resumes until June 20, 2024. To apply, please email your resume to osd.pentagon.ogc.mbx.dodogcresumebank@mail.mil. The subject line should state “Resume File: [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME].” Please also reference this position in the body of your email.

Acquisition Law Attorney, (GS-12 through GS-15), Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel

The WHS & PFPA Office of the General Counsel is seeking an experienced acquisition attorney to serve on our Acquisition Law team at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The primary responsibilities of the position involve advising on a broad spectrum of acquisition law issues providing support to WHS, PFPA, and its serviced clients, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The WHS Acquisition Directorate is a primary client providing acquisition services to a large customer base. The position is cradle to grave counsel for procurements to include reviewing solicitation, evaluation, and award documents.

The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret level security clearance. Additional information about the office’s WHS and PFPA clients is at https://www.whs.mil and https://www.pfpa.mil.

Interested attorneys should email a resume to Lisa Marie Golden, Chief, Acquisition Law, WHS & PFPA OGC at LisaMarie.Golden.civ@mail.mil.

Associate General Counsel, Office of the Deputy General Counsel (Fiscal), Department of Defense Office of General Counsel

There is an opening for a staff attorney in the DoD OGC Fiscal practice group (OGC (F)). This office advises the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and his staff on the most sensitive and complex issues of federal appropriations law facing the Department in executing an annual budget approaching one trillion dollars. Because most major DoD activities entail fiscal law issues, the Fiscal practice group helps develop solutions to problems along the full spectrum of DoD OGC responsibilities, including international affairs, acquisition and logistics, intelligence, personnel and health policy, environmental and legislative matters. The office plays a critical role in advising the Department’s most senior leaders on the conduct of government activities during lapses in federal appropriations; the planning, execution and accounting of unprecedented levels of security assistance funding to Ukraine and Israel, as well as the funding of humanitarian assistance operations in Gaza and elsewhere globally; the timely resolution of fiscal law issues arising within the Combatant Commands; and DoD’s provision of reimbursable and non-reimbursable support to other federal agencies in addressing a broad array of emerging international and domestic challenges, including assisting the Department of Homeland Security in conducting activities along the southwestern border of the United States.

We are accepting resumes until June 1, 2024. To apply, please email resume to osd.pentagon.ogc.mbx.dodogcresumebank@mail.mil. The subject line should state “Resume File: [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME].” Please also reference this position in the subject and body of your email.

Federal Facility/Space Management & Administrative Law Attorney (GS-13 through GS-15), Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel

The WHS & PFPA Office of the General Counsel is seeking an experienced Federal Facility Law attorney to join our Fiscal, Facilities, Law Enforcement, Ethics & Administrative Law team at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The primary responsibilities of the position involve advising on a broad spectrum of Federal facility and space management issues including environmental law, Federal real property law, providing support to WHS, PFPA, and its serviced clients, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Director, Administration & Management for specified matters. The team works closely with the other teams across WHS & PFPA OGC and provides expert advice and counsel as well as litigation representation to a large customer base in areas including Federal facility and space management for owned and leased properties, environmental law, Federal law enforcement, ethics, legislation and Congressional reporting, and FOIA and Privacy Act matters.

The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret level security clearance. Additional information about the office’s WHS and PFPA clients is at https://www.whs.mil and https://www.pfpa.mil.

We are accepting resumes until July 12, 2024. Interested attorneys should email a resume to Jenifer Schall, Deputy General Counsel, WHS & PFPA OGC at Jenifer.J.Schall.civ@mail.mil.

Employment & Labor Law Attorney, (GS-13 through GS-15), Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel

The WHS & PFPA Office of the General Counsel is seeking an experienced employment law attorney to serve on our Employment & Labor Law team at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The primary responsibilities of the position involve advising on a broad spectrum of employment and labor law issues providing support to WHS, PFPA, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The Employment & Labor Law team works closely with the other teams across WHS & PFPA OGC and provides expert legal advice including interpretation of personnel laws, regulations, and policies as well as litigation representation for employment and labor law matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Successful candidates will have good working knowledge of Federal sector employment law, including but not limited to Title 5 Civil Service Regulations; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Family & Medical Leave Act; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The incumbent will be required to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret level security clearance.

Interested attorneys should email a resume to Lundi Shafiei, Chief, Employment & Labor Law, WHS & PFPA OGC at Lundi.M.Shafiei.civ@mail.mil.

Additional information about the office’s WHS and PFPA clients is at https://www.whs.mil and https://www.pfpa.mil.

ATTORNEY-ADVISOR (GENERAL), Environment, Energy and Installation (GS-15)

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy General Counsel (Environment, Energy, and Installations (EE&I) of the Department of Defense. As a staff attorney for the Department on environmental programs and policies, provide legal advice and support to Department clients on environmental compliance and environmental litigation, including issues arising under the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the National Environmental Policy Act.

We are accepting resumes until June 28, 2024. To apply, please email resume to osd.pentagon.ogc.mbx.dodogcresumebank@mail.mil. The subject line should state “Resume File: [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME].” Please also reference this position in the subject and body of your email.

Acquisition Law Attorney, GS-12/13/14/15

The Washington Headquarters Services & Pentagon Force Protection Agency Office of General Counsel (WHS & PFPA OGC) is looking for an experienced attorney at the GS-12, 13, 14, or 15 level to join the office as an acquisition lawyer at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of acquisition law experience. Duties will involve advising on a broad spectrum of acquisition law issues providing support to the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). The WHS Acquisition Directorate provides acquisition services to a large customer base, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The position is cradle to grave counsel for procurements to include reviewing solicitation, evaluation, and award documents. Our team also serves as counsel on bid protests at the Government Accountability Office and for claims filed at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, as well as providing support to the Department of Justice on bid protests filed at the Court of Federal Claims. WHS & PFPA OGC supports both services and supply requirements ranging from building maintenance (custodial, snow removal) to large information technology contracts, including a growing "other transaction" portfolio.

Interested attorneys should email a resume to Lisa Marie Golden, Chief Counsel, Acquisition Law, WHS & PFPA OGC at lisamarie.golden.civ@mail.mil.

Talent Management and Outreach Specialist

This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Defense Legal Services Agency. This position serves as a senior staff advisor in the talent management function for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA). This position allows Human Resources (HR) to further respond to the needs of customers and proactively focus on strategic goals and initiatives to better identify and compete for the right talent to support the Agency's missions.

This is a new position within the organization. The applicant selected for this position will be responsible for launching and developing creative and innovative methods for the talent acquisition and professional development strategy for the Agency.

Leads, develops and implements long-term recruitment and professional development related strategies to accomplish strategic goals and objectives, supporting the Agency from an enterprise wide perspective, to include, and in support of, HR Reform, Diversity and Inclusion, succession planning and retention and long-term recruitment and retention recommendations.

Develops organizational strategies on use of incentives to compliment hiring strategies and assist in improving overall applicant quality and increase volume of candidates for mission critical occupations, hard to fill positions or site locations while factoring in market forces, workforce planning and diversity initiatives.

Establishes relationships with candidates through social networking, technology user groups, professional organization and industry relationships, internal and external referrals, job fairs, and other means.

Researches and explores methods for screening and assessing candidates to include Customer Relationship Management platforms, alternative new assessment tools, and other industry bench-marking.

We are accepting applications until June 19, 2024. For information on how to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/job/795750800.




 
NOTICE OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
I. All vacancies are filled without regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation; marital status; race; color; national origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or any other non-merit factor.

II. Individuals are advised that false answers or omissions of information in resumes, processing forms, or information provided, or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

III. A male selectee to an attorney position, born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration prior to appointment.

IV. Individuals must meet time-in-grade, qualification, and other applicable requirements. Individuals selected for attorney positions must be active members, in good standing, of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Territory, U.S. Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. If selected, an individual will be required to provide proof of such active membership in good standing.

V.  Third-year law students or recent law school graduates do not need to provide proof of active bar membership when submitting their resumé but will be required to do so prior to commencing employment.

V. For all attorney positions, selection is contingent upon proof of U.S. citizenship. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes (a) United States passport or (b) original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, or municipal authority bearing a raised seal, and a photo identification (e.g., driver's license).

VI. Position may require eligibility for a sensitive national security position, including, but not limited to, access to classified information, in which case the selectee will be subject to a background investigation. Selectees must be favorably adjudicated as being eligible to hold a national security position or access to classified information at the level required for the position as a condition of employment.

VII. All attorney positions require the selectee to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

VIII. Many attorney positions require submission of a financial disclosure statement.

IX. Incumbents in applicable attorney positions may be promoted noncompetitively at a future date within an established career ladder.

X. The General Counsel, DoD, reserves the right to fill vacancies in attorney positions located in the Office of the General Counsel and DLSA from any and all appropriate sources, consistent with merit system principles.