Senior Counsel

St Petersburg, FL

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) is a Global Aerospace and Defense Company. Every day, people around the world depend on our products for their safety and security. We are looking for a talented and motivated individual who wants to be part of a culture driven by Honesty, Transparency, Trust, and Alignment as our Senior Counsel with our Legal Team. 


Under limited supervision, this role oversees the legal aspects of our business including legal and strategic support on commercial, business, and regulatory issues to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) strategic business units. This position will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and gives legal advice to management about all relevant issues. 


This position is an on-site role in our St. Petersburg, FL home office and is not eligible for remote work currently.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Primary advisor to the VP Legal & General Counsel and other business leaders for the GD-OTS business sites and functions.
  • Support the VP & General Counsel by providing continuity with GD-OTS legal department goals, mission and roles and responsibilities.
  • Serve as a key value-added strategic business partner and proactive counselor and business advisor to provide a risk legal requirements and risk balanced (business and operational) path in support of business goals and priorities.
  • Support Company’s strategic plan and efforts related to sales, manufacturing, service, engineering, purchasing, corporate communications, customer relations, marketing, financial reporting, and corporate record keeping.
  • Review, draft and negotiate agreements of varying complexity, including teaming, joint venture, IP and manufacturing license agreement, customer, and supplier contracts. Work with program office, technical staff, and others as necessary to ensure initial and final drafts of agreements are consistent with GD-OTS’s business and financial objectives and in the administration of executed contracts.
  • Provide legal advice to various internal stakeholders (Government Contracts, Supply Chain, HR, IT, etc.).
  • Provide legal guidance for and participates in customer, supplier, and competitor disputes. Manage and direct outside counsel as necessary.
  • Provide advice, counsel, and guidance on GD corporate headquarters delegation of authority requirements and GD-OTS corporate policies and procedures. Draft required approval request memoranda and supporting documentation as required by GD and GD-OTS Delegation of Authority approval requirements.
  • Ensure contract signature authorities and contract executions are in accordance with company policies and procedures (Delegation of Authority).

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, Juris Doctor and graduated from an accredited law school. 
  • 5 or more years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and corporate law department/law firm experience.
  • Understanding of United States Government Contract Law and staff management required.

If you require assistance or an accommodation for a disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email or call: 727-578-8295. Please note this contact information is for those requesting a reasonable accommodation while applying for a job, because of a covered disability. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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