May 16, 2024

Attorney / Acquisition, Fiscal, Installations - Experienced to Expert Level (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The responsibilities of NSA's Acquisition, Fiscal, Installations (AFI) Attorney: -Advising the Agency on legal matters involving procurement, fiscal, and/or installations. -Analyzing legislation, programs, policies, regulations, or plans to determine impact to the Agency. -Representing the Agency's official position in legal and administrative proceedings (e.g., GAO, ASBCA). -Representing the Agency in interactions with outside customers, ODNI, DoD, Congressional representatives, foreign partners, or the general public. -Conferring with/educating clients, customers, or stakeholders on legal or policy issues. -Determining the legal sufficiency of documents. -Drafting legal briefs, pleadings, etc. -Making legal determinations in accordance with laws, regulations, professional standards, or Agency policies and procedures. AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ELECTRONIC APPLICATION, you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit the following supplemental information: -Cover letter -Professional resume -Legal writing sample (short, <15 pages) -Unofficial law school transcript -Past professional references (approximately three; include name, title, phone number, and email). Current employer references will only be required after a successful interview is completed. This email will come from a member of the OGC Hiring Team from a account. If you do not receive this email within seven (7) business days of submitting your application, contact Your application will not be considered if these supplemental documents are not received by the date noted in the email instructions.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the exclusive NSA component responsible for providing legal services to all NSA elements. The Office of General Counsel protect NSA's interests concerning the legal and regulatory authorities, requirements, entitlements, obligations and oversight requirements under which the Agency operate.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be a Professional Law Degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and requires active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. *Relevant experience as determined by the Office of the General Counsel (or the Office of the Inspector General for positions in the OIG) must be professional legal experience that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. See DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1442.02 for exceptions to the grade-level standards. SENIOR Grade 13: Must have in excess of 2 years of relevant experience.* Grade 14: Must have in excess of 3 years of relevant experience.* EXPERT Grade 15: Must have in excess of 3 years of relevant experience.*

Legal experience and knowledge of law in one of the following areas is required: -federal acquisition -fiscal law -installations law (which may include logistics and/or environmental) The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated and qualified attorney with excellent oral and written communication skills, astute problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and possess a desire for continual learning. The candidate must be: -detail-oriented; -customer and results oriented; -able to adjust to changing situational requirements; -able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders; and -able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables.

Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: $117,962 - $191,900 (Senior - Expert) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

Apply soonest, as job postings can close earlier than stated end dates due to changes in requirements. It is important to review and note the minimum qualifications, as only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted to continue the employment process. Please populate the resume tool to showcase any relevant work experience and education related to the position and answer any applicable screening questions. Information collected will be used to determine eligibility, and failure to provide accurate information may result in disqualification for this position. A confirmation email will be sent after submission of the first application and also after any future updates to submitted applications. **Due to time sensitive communications regarding applications, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from For job vacancies that include stated testing requirements, also include the following:,, and** U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information