Goldbelt, Inc.

Deputy General Counsel

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Goldbelt Incorporated is an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, whose mission is to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of more than 4,200 Alaska Native shareholders. Alaska Native Corporations hold a distinct purpose and share a familiar creation story born in an act of Congress in 1971. 
Join a fast-growing “forever” company that manages over 30 subsidiaries and provides centers of excellence in a shared service center model based out of Herndon, Virginia. 
At Goldbelt, we place a strong emphasis on recognizing and rewarding the dedication and hard work of our team members in pursuit of our company's mission. We are a team focused on gold standard customer service and professional growth with competitive benefits and profit-sharing plans and help support a business model that gives back to the community of shareholders. 



The Deputy General Counsel will play a crucial role as a senior member of the legal team at Goldbelt, Inc., reporting directly to the General Counsel. The Deputy General Counsel will provide legal advice and guidance to Goldbelt’s operating subsidiaries engaged in federal government contracting and related commercial business. This position requires a seasoned legal professional with experience in contract law and regulatory compliance.


This position is located in Herndon, VA with flexibility for remote work.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide expert legal guidance and strategic advice to the General Counsel, executive leadership team, and various business units on a broad range of legal matters, including contract law, regulatory compliance, litigation, employment law, and commercial transactions
  • Drafts legal opinions/memos, policies, resolutions, protests, claims, audit responses, and other documents
  • Reviews and interprets statutes, regulations, proposed legislation, judicial decisions, and legal opinions that may impact the company
  • Assist the General Counsel in ensuring that Goldbelt conducts its business operations in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Assist in the development and implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and best practice
  • Supports Goldbelt subsidiaries in managing regulatory compliance issues, as requested, and provides effective outside counsel management
  • Prepare agreements and provide advice to senior executives and other personnel regarding contracts and agreements
  • Analyze and summarize complicated legal documents, including contracts, and suggesting alterations to those documents
  • Represent Goldbelt before administrative or before quasi-judicial agencies of government in lieu of the General Counsel
  • Advise officials on government regulations, tax matters, and legal rights
  • Prepare business contracts, settle labor disputes, and administer legal matters
  • Stay abreast of relevant laws, regulations, and industry trends impacting the company's operations, and provide proactive guidance and support to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Manage litigation matters, including disputes, claims, and regulatory investigations, and develop strategies to mitigate legal risks and achieve favorable outcomes
  • Identify legal and regulatory risks facing the company and develop strategies to mitigate such risks, including the implementation of effective compliance programs and risk management initiatives
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including senior executives, government agencies, and legal partners
  • Travel as necessary by vehicle or airplane
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must have excellent skills in legal research, analysis, and writing
  • Strong knowledge of contract law, employment law and other areas of law relevant to the company's business operations
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think critically and provide practical solutions to complex legal issues
  • Ability to embrace change, learn quickly, and thrive in a dynamic corporate environment
  • Skill in working harmoniously within cross-functional teams to achieve common objectives
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers and with outside agencies, partners, shareholders, and business associates
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity, with the ability to adapt messages and strategies for diverse audiences
  • Basic understanding of relevant software, tools, and systems used in the corporate environment. This includes a proficiency in standard software applications, including Windows and MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Active member in good standing of the state bar association within the state of Virginia.
  • Minimum 5 or more years of relevant experience practicing law, preferably in a corporate legal department or law firm with a focus on commercial transactions and regulatory compliance
  • Proven track record of providing strategic legal advice and counsel to business clients or internal senior management and executive leadership
  • Experience conducting investigations and representing clients in litigation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of ANCSA corporations and their history
  • Previous experience working with Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and/or previous exposure to Alaska Native cultures
  • Previous government contracting experience
  • Small business government contracting experience
  • 8(a) Program familiarity or contracting experience
  • Employment law experience
  • Experience with bid protests and contract claims

Annual Compensation is 129k-190k


Pay and Benefits
At Goldbelt, we value and reward our team's dedication and hard work. We provide a competitive base salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience. Our annual incentive compensation plan is designed to reward your contributions to Goldbelt's success. It's a profit-sharing initiative tied to our strategic objectives, demonstrating that your efforts directly impact our achievements. As an employee, you'll also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tax-deferred savings options, supplementary benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.


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