The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the General Services Administration (GSA) is one of the original OIGs established by the Inspector General Act of 1978. OIG provides oversight through auditing, inspections, and investigations of GSA’s extensive procurement, real property, and related programs and operations, which primarily support other federal agencies. Applicants are encouraged to review the work and accomplishments of the GSA OIG on our website, https: www.gsaig.gov/.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking a highly qualified attorney for the Office of Counsel whose responsibilities will include advising OIG managers on government contract law and handling administrative litigation that arises in the contract context. The incumbent is knowledgeable in the area of government contract laws which serve to reduce fraud, waste, and abuse, particularly with regard to GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts. The incumbent provides legal advice in support of audits and investigations relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the MAS program, cost principles for construction claims, the requirements of the Trade Agreements and Buy American Acts, and other issues. The incumbent works with Department of Justice, other OIGs, and OIG components on False Claims Act litigation related to GSA contracts and programs. The incumbent participates in processing mandatory FAR disclosures, including review of and advice on legal issues, coordination with company counsel, and determination of appropriate resolution.
In addition to government contract law, the incumbent of this position may provide legal advice on matters related to all aspects of the OIG’s oversight operations and internal management activities. Attorneys in the Office of Counsel have a varied, challenging practice, that allows them to develop experience and expertise for a wide variety of recurring and novel issues. These include issues that arise in the context of administrative and statutory law, constitutional and criminal law, federal employment law, fiscal and appropriations law, federal information and privilege law, procurement and fraud law, suspension and debarment, and governmental tort law.
The Office of Counsel additionally has responsibility for the OIG’s Freedom of Information Act Program and has a leading role with the Offices of Audits and Investigations for the OIG’s highly successful components in the mandatory FAR Contractor Disclosure Program. Additionally, the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General periodically assign the Office of Counsel to lead or support special projects, including the preparation of substantive responses to Legislative or other requestors.
The Attorney (Advisor) consults with all levels of OIG managers and employees, and represents the OIG in discussions with other OIG Counsel offices, the GSA, and other Federal agencies including the Department of Justice. Attorneys in the Office of Counsel additionally provide training to OIG employees on legal issues.
Occasional travel – Selected applicant(s) must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.