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ProfileDeputy General Counsel (General Law) Duties: Serves as the Deputy General Counsel for General Law and is one of five deputies to the General Counsel. Principal advisor to the General Counsel with respect to the management, oversight and direction of the General Law program which provides oral advice and written legal opinions concerning the administration and management of the Commission in areas which, in general, are governed by statutes and regulations of Government-wide and agency-wide applicability. Advises and makes recommendations to the General Counsel, Chairman, Commissioners, and operating divisions in areas such as information and privacy laws, ethics, labor and employment law, appropriations law, federal budget law and process, procurement law, the operations of the Commission’s advisory committees, and public disclosure laws. Will: Plan and organize general law program, including establishing program policies and plans, defining program goals and objectives, and determining the organization and resources necessary to meet program requirements. Provide guidance in the interpretation of applicable appropriation laws and advise the Chairman and the Office of the Executive Director on legal issues concerning the agency’s budget, debt collection efforts, fee structures, and other fiscal policy issues. Provide leadership and guidance on the legal issues concerning the information governance program, including privacy, Freedom of Information Act requests, and records management. Provide advice and guidance to the Human Resources Branch and managers on applicable employment and labor laws, employee performance issues and adverse and disciplinary action issues. Provide legal guidance on the management and operations of the Commission’s Federal Advisory Act Committees. Provide legal guidance on ethics issues and serve as the Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official (ADAEO). Provide legal guidance on Agency operations and Commission processes and advise the Chairman, Commissioners, and Division Directors to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Sunshine Act.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Successful completion of a full course of study (JD Degree) in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with agency management and representatives of industry and other government agencies on important legal and policy questions. Experience providing guidance and counsel regarding two or more of the following: federal appropriations law, federal budget law and practice, federal contract law, Government in the Sunshine Act, Freedom of Information Act, Federal Advisory Committee Act, ethics laws, employment laws, or information governance issues such as the Privacy Act or records management. The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Announcement number: CFTC-OGC-2018-0008
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Washington, DC 20581