The General Legal Counsel for Spaceport America serves as legal counsel regarding a broad, complex set of legal tasks including but not limited to: contracting; agreements; trademarking; ITAR compliance; Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) compliance; compliance with State and Federal law as it relates to spaceport activities and representation at aerospace industry forums. Examples of work include the drafting and review of: contracts, Request for Proposals and other tasks associated with procurement, agreements, opinions, correspondence and other documents; negotiating contracts; and developing, drafting and evaluating proposed legislation.
This is a full time policy making non-tenured Exempt Position. The incumbent reports to the CEO of Spaceport America. The position is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
A Juris Doctorate Degree in Air and Space Law (Aviation, Aerospace) from an accredited school of law is required. Candidates must have demonstrated experience with the commercial space industry and regulations, policies, statutes of federal agencies such as FAA, NASA, etc. Candidates must also have an active bar membership and be in good standing in at least one jurisdiction and if selected must either wave into the New Mexico Bar or obtain a public employee limited license pending successful passage of the New Mexico Bar exam, (See 15-107 NMRA and 15-301.1 NMRA).
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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