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Regional Solicitor The candidate represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Southeast Region. Responsibilities include: Reviews completed work of attorneys for effectiveness and success of actions taken; determines work load; reviews and determines fiscal and personnel requirements for a legal and administrative staff; determines the impact of new programs and projects; and, reviews budgetary demands involved in the Regional operations as well as participating in the same activities for the Office of the Solicitor nationwide. Implements legal policies, procedures, decisions and practices prescribed by the Solicitor for Departmental programs and issues. The Regional Solicitor demonstrates specialized legal expertise in a vast and varied array of legal fields including 1) administrative law and procedures; 2) legislative law and procedures; 3) constitutional law and procedures; 4) laws and procedures affecting Indians; 5) international law and procedures; 6) court rules and procedures; 7) contract and procurement laws; 8) real and personal property laws; 9) labor-management laws; and 10) specific and related laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the various Departmental bureaus, offices, programs, functions and activities. Appears as Department counsel in contract negotiations, administrative hearings and proceedings; reviews and prepares documents, contracts, grants, leases, and wills; develops legal theories, tactics, and procedures; prepares for and assists in the trial of matters litigated and appealed in Federal Courts; furnishes technical and policy guidance in the solution of complex legal issues; performs exhaustive research; furnishes legal advice, opinions, decisions and new and novel legal procedures, instruments, and documents required to facilitate and provide the most effective operation, administration and enforcement of various Departmental programs and activities. The Regional Solicitor represents the Solicitor, the Secretary, and other Departmental officials in meetings, negotiations and conferences with Governors and key officials of state and local governments, Members of Congress and their staffs, State and Federal Judges, distinguished private attorneys, and high officials of other Federal agencies and the Department.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate Must have 1 year of specialized experience that is directly related to the duties described and MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Should have expert knowledge of and competency in the application of the full range of laws and regulations related to most of these areas: grazing, natural resource damage assessment and restoration, education, water resources, Indian affairs, fish and wildlife, parks, energy, minerals, mining, procurement, patents, grants, contracts, real and personal property, land management, tort claims, environmental impact, equal employment opportunity, personnel, Freedom of Information Act, and litigation. Must have demonstrated executive level ability to manage a legal program with diverse activities, including experience developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies, procedures, and operations. Should have demonstrated executive level ability to coordinate and oversee both litigation and administrative proceedings.
Announcement number SOL-SES-2018-0004. Control number 488046700. Apply Online. No emails.
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