Supervisory Attorney

Full-time 1686 views


Washington, DC, United States

Supervisory Attorney


Federal Aviation Administration
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Min 3 yrs required



Serves as a manager for attorneys and support staff. Reports directly to the Assistant Chief Counsel for Acquisition & Fiscal Law (AGC-500). Provides expert legal advice, interpretations, opinions, and innovative solutions, regarding all aspects of real estate matters and contract formation and administration, including fiscal law, bankruptcy, conflicts of interest, comparative acquisition systems, environmental, ethics, export control, information disclosure, intellectual property, legislative technical assistance, mergers, policy, procurement integrity, property disposal, security, suspension and debarment, and/or socio-economic laws affecting acquisitions.

Encourages and facilitates division-wide collaboration and teaming to develop staff and to support the AGC Business Plan and FAA Strategic Plan. Possesses expertise in project management, complex litigation, and strategic problem-solving. Assigns and supervises the work of staff attorneys and support staff.

Applies expert knowledge of the work directed, including expertise in both acquisition law and the technical areas within the practice area's portfolio. Often, personally deals with the most complex legal matters falling within the purview of the division. Actively involved in both long-term and immediate operations of the division. Shares responsibility and collaborates with higher-level managers and leaders in developing and executing plans, policies, procedures, and programs.

Oversees attorneys responsible for providing legal support, processing acquisition, fiscal law, and real estate inquiries, matters, policy, and litigation generated by client offices in support of the multi-billion dollar modernization of the National Airspace System (NAS), in accordance with statutory, regulatory, and Acquisition Management System (AMS) requirements and guidance. The work has national and agency-wide significance, and directly affects the FAA’s ability to meet its aviation safety responsibilities.

As required, provides legal support to the FAA Aviation Insurance, Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS), Insider Threat, and Facilities programs involving issues of a classified nature.

Managerial duties include: developing and executing plans, policies, and programs, strategic planning; assigning work to subordinates (attorneys and support staff); communicating the organization's vision and objectives; setting priorities; assigning tasks and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluating performance; coaching and developing employee capabilities; approving leave requests; and taking, recommending, and/or approving corrective/disciplinary actions, as appropriate. Defines and organizes staff and work to accomplish objectives and meet performance measures, and identifies and evaluates opportunities for operational efficiencies and/or cost savings.

Defines, plans, and organizes assigned budget, staff, and other resources to accomplish objectives. Manages budget and either reallocates resources among organizational units/projects/programs or requests additional resources as needed. Performs critical aspects of the budget planning process, including projecting short-term and long-term future needs and justifying resource requirements. Applies the principles of management, strategic planning, and fiscal management to the work of the division. Responsible for the efficient management and safeguarding of resources and assures internal controls meet agency standards.

Contacts are primarily with peers, higher-level managers in AGC and with high-level regional, center, and headquarters managers and leaders to discuss the status of programs and projects, develop plans for the future, balance workload, consult and advise on appropriate acquisition strategies, defend matters in litigation, and, as necessary, plan and implement curative action to meet objectives.



Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • Some, all or none of the referred candidates may be interviewed.
  • **Veterans preference does not apply to Attorney positions. PLEASE do not submit any documentation related to veterans preference.**


To qualify for this position, ALL applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

(1) have a JD Degree from an accredited law school;

(2) be admitted to practice before the bar of any . jurisdiction or within the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico;

(3) be an active member of that bar; and

(4) meet the technical requirements designated for the position:

  • Minimum of 3 years legal experience at a level equivalent to a full-performance level attorney; and

  • Experience in one or more of the practices areas (acquisition, real estate, and fiscal matters) covered by this position, and

  • Experience directing and executing plans, programs, policies or projects in a professional or legal environment; or legal practice involving interaction or contact with higher level managers (including clients, internal management or external managers) concerning the status and progress of programs, projects or cases.

Answer all questions to the best of your ability. DO NOT ASSUME THAT BECAUSE YOU HOLD, OR HAVE HELD THIS POSITION, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE FOUND ELIGIBLE. You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process. Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.

*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Leadership and Management Dimensions listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement.

In lieu of providing a narrative response in the text box listed below each Leadership and Management Dimension and Technical Requirement, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a human resource specialist as appropriate.

Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.

**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the . Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited . educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

This position has a positive education requirement.

All applicants must provide proof of a completed JD degree from an accredited law school.

College Transcripts: Applicants MUST provide a copy(ies) of their unofficial or official transcripts(s). If selected, you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the . Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: 

Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges/universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence at the time of application. For additional information,

Applicants who are not currently in the 905 occupational series (Attorney) in the Federal Government and fail to provide a copy of an unofficial or official transcript will not receive further consideration for this vacancy. Upon selection, if not currently employed in the 905 occupational series (Attorney), you will be required to submit an official transcript prior to appointment. If you do not have an official transcript (original, with the raised seal), you should contact your school immediately to request it.


Federal Aviation Administration

Jul 04, 2024
Apr 07, 2022
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