Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), General Law Office located in Washington, D. C. The General Law Office, under the supervision of the Principal Deputy General Counsel, provides legal counsel, opinions, and litigation support with respect to information law (under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Records Act, and other authorities), Federal employment law, labor relations, patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology transfer, cyber security and other general law issues. The Office also provides such legal support to Agency organizations located in Cincinnati and Research Triangle Park through staff located in those areas.

Duties

1. Program Planning: Incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Principal Deputy General Counsel and is responsible for providing legal counsel, opinions, legal services, and negotiation support with respect to information law (under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Records Act, and other authorities), Federal employment law, labor relations, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and technology transfer, and other general law issues.
2. Program Organization:Formulates and provides legal advice and policy for EPA in regard to issues concerning information law (under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Federal Records Act, and other authorities), Federal employment law, labor relations, patents, copyrights, trademarks, technology transfer, cyber security and other general law issues.
3. Program Coordination: Represents EPA and participates in negotiations with outside parties, including litigants and other Federal agencies. Guides coordination of OGCs legal advice to EPA programs and to other Federal, state, and local government agencies, industry groups, and the public.
4. Program Direction:Directs and manages staff to accomplish assigned responsibilities and achieve objectives. Develops staffing patterns and operating plans, establishes internal policies and procedures, allocates resources, and resolves operational problems.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position involves occasional travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • No