The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.The position is that of Attorney-Advisor (Assistant General Counsel) in the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The purpose of this position is to render professional legal advice and services concerning matters that affect the agency and its programs, with an emphasis on information technology and practice in administrative fora.
The incumbent renders legal support to the General Counsel on a variety of legal questions concerning the activities of the Institute providing legal guidance on the full range of legal issues that arise at a Federal agency with responsibility for research, policy development, and grant-making. Relevant areas of law may include some or all of the following: Federal financial assistance; appropriations and fiscal management; public/private initiatives; information technology; contracts; employment; ethics; personnel and civil rights; research and data collection; copyright and related rights; and transparency in government laws. Researches legal issues and complex questions. Provides technical assistance on areas of law where new or significant legal methods, procedures, or approaches are required, and provides advice that is characterized by substantial breadth and depth. Prepares interagency agreements and memoranda of understanding with non-governmental organizations. Prepares IMLS regulations to reflect new legal or policy development. Provides legal advice on personnel/ethics/EEO/civil rights matters. Represents the agency in administrative matters. Provides legal guidance in relation to Federal Openness in Government laws, including the Freedom of Information. Provides legal support to advance the agency's role in advising the President and Congress on museum, library, and information services to meet the needs of the public and represents the agency in a variety of fora.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.