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Real Estate Attorney

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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $89,033 – $155,500
GS-13 - GS-15
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Real Estate attorneys assist the Central Intelligence Agency with federal real estate leasing acquisitions and, to a lesser extent, a wide variety of real estate transactions including purchases, interagency land transfers, easement issues, license agreements and preparing lease status reports, subordination and novation agreements. The position involves assisting in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of real estate transactions using applicable real estate regulations and laws including the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) and the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), in addition to other real estate authorities.

The attorney would regularly assist on all aspects of new lease acquisitions, including compliance with the competition in contracting act, lease amendments, succeeding leases and superseding leases. The attorney would also be involved in lease administration issues and disputes between landlords and tenants. Good negotiation skills and the ability to work with demanding clients on interesting issues are mandatory. Some knowledge of federal appropriations law is desired. The attorney would be the sole legal counsel for the real estate group. The attorney may also be asked to assist in government procurement matters as time permits.

Minimum requirements: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands are required. OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three legal references.

OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we will not be offering you a position. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the candidates who wish to work for the CIA Office of General Counsel.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2013 10:31 AM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:50 PM

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