The AM Agency
Spaceflight Attorney

Spaceflight Attorney

SUMMARY: The Spaceflight Attorney will handle a range of responsibilities from managing current contract requirements to negotiating agreements for spaceflight-related services. The Spaceflight Attorney will interact with NASA’s procurement office in support of company’s current federal contracts.

Note: Proof of COVID – 19 vaccination status (vaccination card) will be required for employment otherwise a request for medical or religious accommodation is necessary

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research and monitor key federal, state, and local compliance requirements, whether industry best practices and guidelines or legal and regulatory obligations
  • Develop scalable and sustainable legal operations processes, programs, and tools to support the Department’s effective and efficient delivery of legal services
  • Support and advise internal clients, and assist other attorneys, on the development and implementation of enterprise-wide regulatory and compliance processes, programs, and policies
  • Advise on various transactional matters, including software licenses, cloud or software-as-a-service subscriptions, direct material sourcing agreements, and professional service contracts
  • Counsel cross-functional stakeholders on operational, technology, regulatory, compliance, and commercial matters

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.” 

Education & Experience

  • Background focused on transactional or regulatory matters related to highly regulated areas such as human research or human spaceflight
  • Juris Doctor from top tier, accredited U.S. college or university and membership in at least one U.S. state bar (Preferably Texas, Florida, or California)
  • 3+ years of legal experience in house in the federal government or an aerospace or technology-focused mid-sized corporation with a focus on transactional and regulatory matters
  • Significant experience with U.S. government contracting, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and agency-specific regulations
  • Interest in process improvement for contract lifecycle management or compliance with a focus on automated solutions
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and balance competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder) or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum
  • An active security clearance, or the ability to obtain one, at Secret level or higher, is preferred
  • Experience with agencies such as NASA, FAA or DOT, or DOC highly preferred

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.

Requirements 

• Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

• Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

 Physical Requirements

• Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).

• Equipment and Machines

• Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).

Skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast‑pace work environment
  • Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive; creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements
  • Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity
  • Professional, confident, driven and dynamic

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values

• Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics

• Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity

• Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods

• Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources

• Teamwork – Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Please note the location of the job site- Houston, TX 77058

Job Category: Legal
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Houston TX

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