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ProfileChief Counsel Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Duties: Will directly support the mission of OGC by providing legal advice, in support of FLETC, to the Director and other senior FLETC leaders on legal issues associated with the FLETC mission. As well, the Chief Counsel will represent FLETC in Equal Employment Opportunity and employment disciplinary cases; will represent FLETC in administrative hearings; providing legal advice and assistance in procurement related matters and representing FLETC in bid protest and contract disputes; processing and adjudicating claims under the Military and Civilian Employees Compensation Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act; providing ;legal advice on information / intellectual law matters to include copyright, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act; and providing legal training for federal, state, local and international law enforcement officers attending basic training and advanced training at FLETC's four domestic and two international training sites. Legal advice will involve complex, novel, or precedent-setting issues. Additional duties to be assigned may include providing legal advice to the other DHS components and providing litigation support to the Department of Justice in matters in the Federal Courts.
Qualification and Experience
A JD degree from an accredited institution is required. Must possess a law degree from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. Must have knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in SES positions such as: Directing the work of an organizational unit; Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects; Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions. Must have experience in providing legal advice to the private sector or to government entities concerning some or all of the following issues: representing an organization in Equal Employment Opportunity and employment disciplinary cases and/or in administrative hearings; providing legal advice and assistance in procurement related matters and representing clients in bid protest and contract disputes; handling claims under the Military and Civilian Employees Compensation Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act; providing legal advice and assistance on fiscal law issues and legislative matters; providing legal advice on information/intellectual property law matters (to include copyright), the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act; and training on legal matters. Demonstrated management abilities involving both legal and logistical matters in an agency, law firm, or other organization and the ability to work with legal and policy professionals to evaluate and develop agency objectives, authorities and programs and have excellent legal writing skills that demonstrate clear and concise analysis is needed.
Deadline: 20 March, 2018.
Announcement number: CHCO-18-10144626-MSB. Apply Online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
U.S Department of Homeland Security, DHS Headquarters
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, DC 20001