General Attorney

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Legal


Organizational Location: This attorney position is located in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor (OPLA), Commercial and Administrative Law Division (CALD), Washington, D.C.

NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Salary: General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

BUS: This is a non-bargaining unit position.

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The incumbent in this position will directly support the mission of the ICE Office of Acquisition Management and the ICE Office of Chief Financial Officer, and provide OPLA oversight of major procurements and fiscal obligations. The selectee will be responsible for advising and assisting ICE officials (including the Head of Contracting Activity and Chief Financial Officer) in carrying out ICE responsibilities with respect to acquisition programs and inquiries involving fiscal and appropriations law. The incumbent will also provide legal counsel and representation in a variety of practice areas, including but not limited to federal procurement, fiscal law, suspension & debarment, general administrative, and intellectual property law.

Duties of the incumbent in this position will include: providing procurement, fiscal and administrative law guidance, counsel, and support to the Executive Associate Director for Management and Administration, the ICE Office of Acquisition Management and the ICE Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The incumbent will be required to conduct extensive research, analysis, and evaluation of highly particularized areas in support of agency appropriations and the acquisition process to include; providing oral and written advice concerning interagency agreements, appropriation and fiscal law, suspension & debarment and virtually all aspects of contract matters, including formation, administration, claims, disputes, terminations, appeals, and litigation. Legal interpretations and opinions often require the highest degree of originality and creative legal thinking to obtain the necessary balance between conflicting interests, factual issues, and policy considerations. Duties also include litigation, specifically representing ICE in protests before the Government Accountability Office, claims before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, and assisting Department of Justice counsel in all aspects of trial preparation for contract and certain administrative claims before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. District Court.

The incumbent should possess the following characteristics and competencies: well-developed written advocacy skills, organizational skills, communication skills, the ability to function both independently and as part of a team, interpersonal relationship skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability and willingness to learn new areas of the law. Litigation experience is highly preferred, but not required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen for federal employment.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab).
  • Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Complete Application Package (see
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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