Overview

Duties

Summary

About the Position:

The pay band NH-04 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS-14/15.
Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.

This position is in the Excepted Service.
The Defense Contract Management Agency is an Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.


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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Attorney Adviser to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Cost and Pricing Region clients within the geographic area
  • Furnishes legal advice to the Disclosure Statements Team (DST) on the adequacy and compliance of contractor Disclosure Statement revisions under the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Legal review is also provided regarding contractor compliance with all requirements of the Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Furnishes advice based on knowledge of statutes, regulations, court decisions, opinions of the Comptroller General, Board of Contract Appeals decisions and decisions of other Federal tribunals and rulings of various regulatory agencies.
  • Advises on the legal implications of proposed and newly enacted laws, regulations and policies that will have an impact on the administration of contracts.
  • Keeps abreast of current decisions of the courts, Comptroller General, and administrative bodies such as the Cost Accounting Standards Board.
  • Remains current on new or developing areas of the law, such as mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, banking and international law that affect corporate activities.
  • Conducts research and prepares legal memoranda to clarify and provide legal interpretations of contractual provisions, new directives, and regulations.
  • Provides guidance and legal advice to contract management personnel on their review of audit reports and memoranda.
  • Maintains a preventive law program to identify and resolve contract law issues at the earliest possible time in an effort to avoid operational problems and litigation.
  • Provides contract law information to the Center personnel and advises them of any contract law changes that may affect the Center’s mission.
  • Also, advises on contractor insurance, pension and compensation costs, advance agreements, and indirect cost rates.
  • Provides legal advice concerning the effect of external events on the administration of contracts, such as the filing of bankruptcy which would involve lien and title issuers concerning progress payment inventory.
  • Provides legal advice concerning withholding or offsetting payments due a contractor in bankruptcy; and the impact of corporate guarantor agreements when the entity is sold or files bankruptcy.”
  • Provides legal review of determinations of CAS noncompliance, cost accounting changes, contracting officer’s final decisions, pricing matters, contractor business
  • systems, unilateral rate determinations and Statute of Limitations accrual date determinations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Business travel is required 20% of the time.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

4