Job Overview

Summary

The position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), U.S. International Trade Commission.  The incumbent of this position serves as the top-ranking legal officer and is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance to the USITC and its staff.

The USITC is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury and intellectual property cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues.  Here, you will find a dynamic work environment, multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of projects and products, a dedication to develop your technical skills, and a commitment to provide balance between your work and your personal life.  In this position, you will have the opportunity to lead and manage an office of over 40 experienced lawyers and to ensure that they help achieve agency objectives in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. 

Please also see the vacancy announcement for our Director, Office of Unfair Import Investigations position (open until May 28, 2013).  We encourage you to apply for both vacancies if you are qualified and interested in the position. 

Duties

The incumbent of this position will be expected tomanage the agency's General Counsel's Office and to achieve the management objectives set for it.  Incumbent will be expected to direct and provide a full range of legal advice and services concerning international trade and administrative law matters for the Commission.  Provide written and oral advice to Commission senior leadership on all legal issues.  Review Commission actions for compliance with related statutes, Executive Orders, and regulations. Ensure that actions are consistent with Commission policies and procedures. Represent the Commission in Federal Court proceedings, including preparing and filing written submissions and making oral presentations. Acts as the Commission's chief legal representative in briefings and negotiations with other Federal agencies in regard to international trade affairs.  Ensure that legal issues are considered in Commission planning.