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ProfileSenior Attorney Advisor; 02 The candidate provides advice and counsel to the Board on all substantive and operational matters relating to firm, including but not limited to the OGE ethics program; OOG open government program; budget and administrative issues; and employment issues. Participates in significant firm planning and policy deliberations. Analyzes the plans and procedures presented for consideration by the Board and participates in debates and discussions regarding the merits of proposals, and their impact on firm. Calls attention to legal requirements that must be met or that would limit or prohibit a proposed action. Conducts research on behalf of the Board on issues raised during contested hearings. Drafts final decisions, discovery orders and other documents related to contested hearings. Serves as the Board’s primary point of contact for contested hearings. Coordinates with the OOG and OGE Directors on their respective programs and office operations, including but not limited to issuing advisory opinions and initiating enforcement actions. Provides editorial support when requested. Coordinates with OOG and OGE Directors on education and training requirements and public outreach. Participates in training, as needed. Examines and analyzes advisory opinions, proposed orders, legislation and other legal documents for legal sufficiency, both as to the form and substance of rulemaking decisions. Performs the aforementioned research and provides oral or written opinions resulting from such analysis. Evaluates current District laws and regulations relating to government ethics and open government, and, when requested, examines best practices, and recommends legislative changes to the respective Directors and the Board. When requested, prepares interpretive and administrative statutes, resolutions or other legal documents for the Board's approval. Reviews records of suits when the Board is a named or interested party and coordinates with the OGE Director, OOG Director, and/or Office of the Attorney General to determine appropriate courses of action in the best interest of the Board. Counsels Board on obligations and prohibitions related to Board service pursuant to the Ethics Act and other applicable laws. Advises Board on any disclosure or training requirements. Works generally to support the OGE and OOG Directors in their efforts to achieve the goals and missions of their respective offices. Provides technical guidance and assistance to junior attorneys in areas of special expertise.
Qualification and Experience
Education: The incumbent must have a law degree and be a member of the District of Columbia Bar or eligible for waiver into the Bar. (If eligible for waiver, incumbent must successfully obtain admission to the D.C. Bar within one year of commencing employment), 4+ years of legal experience practicing law in area closely related to the activity of firm. Must be an active member in good standing of the Bar of District of Columbia during his/her employment in the Legal Service. Must have advanced legal writing skills through one or more means including prior work experience, published works, writing awards, performance evaluations, experience as a judicial law clerk or other similar type experience. Litigation experience is helpful.
Deadline: 2 July, 2018
Job ID 3880
The Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA)
One Judiciary Square 441
4th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20001