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Associate General Counsel Duties: Provide expert legal advice and guidance to senior Office leadership on complex areas of law affecting duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies. Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards. Counsel clients, including senior leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients. Expertly conduct or direct legal research and analysis on extremely complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have a significant impact on and IC interests and brief leadership on issues and findings. Provide timely reviews of planned and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the US, Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting and the IC and brief leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the or the IC missions or activities. Expertly analyze statutes, bills, reports, and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations, and policies, to determine their effect on the and the IC; provide expert advice and counsel to senior management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents. Provide expert briefings and advocate for and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect and IC activities. Maintain productive working relationships with elements, IC colleagues, executive agencies, congressional personnel and members, congressional committees, and use these relationships to advocate and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned and IC activities.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Expert legal knowledge obtained through the completion of a JD Degree or Bachelor of Laws degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and active membership of the Bar of the highest court of a US State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues. Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations. Demonstrated ability to resolve complex legal problems, to think creatively to solve complex and novel legal issues, and to gain consensus among disparate organizations on legal and national security issues of common concern. Superior ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, the most complex concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience being addressed, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in complex, ambiguous or ill-defined situations. Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills, including the ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment and superior creative problem solving skills.
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