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The Office of the General Counsel is a small law firm (12 staff) that practices across multiple areas. We review recommendations for Commission action, draft Commission documents reflecting agency decisions on rulemakings and adjudications, and litigate on behalf of the Commission before courts and administrative agencies. We also administer the FMC's international program and provide legal counsel on in-house matters.
As an Attorney Advisor, you will:
The OGC is filling two vacancies. One located in the General Law and Regulation practice area; and one in the Litigation and Adjudication practice area. While all attorneys perform the above duties, each practice area focuses on specific matters
General Law and Regulation: The incumbent's duties include providing advice on Commission rulemakings, including the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Congressional Review Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act. The incumbent may also provide advice and opinions on the Freedom of Information Act, Government in the Sunshine Act, fiscal and appropriations law, procurement law, and other general law issues.
Litigation and Adjudication: The incumbent in this position will focus on providing advice on Commission adjudications - a role similar to that of a judicial law clerk. The duties also include providing advice on litigation to which the Commission is a party, and the incumbent may represent the Commission before federal district and appellate courts and before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Merit Systems Protection Board.
The duties described above are at the GS-14 grade level. If you are selected at a lower grade, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and you will receive training to help you grow in this position.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:
Please refer to the qualifications section for education information.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine that you possess at least one year of professional, specialized law experience. Please ensure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position.
Professional law experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position being filled. Law clerk experience (post J.D.) can be considered professional law experience if the candidate performed attorney duties.
Specialized experience is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience include experience working on complex rulemaking or policy proceedings; reviewing and editing policy statements, position papers, and other decisional documents; conducting civil litigation including discovery and of trial practice; and providing legal guidance to attorneys and other professionals.
Moderate Risk (MR)
A complete application includes:
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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
This position is in the Excepted Service.