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Supervisory General Attorney (Trade Regulation)/ Assistant Regional Director ; GS 15 Duties: The candidate will serve as Assistant Regional Director of its Southeast Region, which has its office in Atlanta. Will assist the Regional Director in planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive program designed to further the agency's strategic goal of protecting consumers. With the Regional Director, plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of a staff of attorneys, investigators, and other professional and administrative staff engaged in investigation, negotiation, litigation, rulemaking, compliance, and consumer and business education activities. Responsible for assisting the Regional Director in establishing and maintaining programs that foster effective federal-state-local relationships in the development of coordinated attacks on consumer fraud and other unfair or deceptive trade practices. Assist the Regional Director in managing the office's large docket of complex litigation. Serve as a spokesperson for the Commission on matters of regional concern in interviews with representatives of business, industry, the news media, consumer groups, state and local authorities, and the general public. Work effectively with the Regional Director, the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Associate and Assistant Directors of various divisions within the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and other managers in headquarters and throughout the regions to implement the Commission's and the Bureau of Consumer Protection's strategic plans. Assist the Regional Director in establishing work priorities for the office, initiating changes in program emphasis, and assuring that the resources of the office are effectively utilized. Overseeing and participating in federal court and administrative litigation, creating and supervising well-functioning litigation teams, and managing litigation case priorities and organizational structure, providing training and development opportunities for the staff to hone their investigative and litigation skills; and establishing performance standards, recommending employees for promotions and performance awards, correcting performance deficiencies, and initiating disciplinary actions.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: GS-15 level: The candidate should have a law degree and active Bar membership, must have 60 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. Must have 18+ months of legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-14 level. Must have prior experience, legal and nonlegal experience gained before completing law school cannot be used to satisfy the post law school experience requirements. Should be familiar with the FTC and its procedures, practices, and policies. Must have excellent writing skills, be able to work effectively with other people, and exercise sound judgment. Must have significant litigation experience, preferably in federal court; a strong analytical background; significant knowledge of consumer protection and antitrust laws; a strong commitment to the public interest; and experience in managing people in a variety of job titles and/or large projects or case. Should be outstanding writers and highly effective oral advocates. Must have attained the first professional law degree (LL.B or J.D. degree) from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory.
Deadline: 16 April, 2018
Announcement number :SERO-2018-0002 Send resume, letter of interest; Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable); and Writing sample. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
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