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These positions are located in the Office of General (OGC), General Law Office (GLO), Information Law Practice Group (ILPG), Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-general-counsel-ogc
The GLO is one of eight law offices that comprise OGC and consists of three practice groups, one of which is the ILPG. This practice group provides legal counsel to the Agency on information law issues. Issues/statutes covered include the: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, Trade Secrets Act, Confidential Business Information (CBI), electronic discovery, social media, subpoena regulations, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, and various other statutes, including the Toxic Substances Control Act, and regulations.
These positions are in the excepted service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status; however, this position is covered for the purpose of federal retirement and benefits.
Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.
If you are selected, you will be expected to report to work as soon as practical but no later than thirty (30) days from the date you receive a final job offer. Extension of this reporting requirement may be granted only under extraordinary circumstances.
At the entry level of this position, you will:
Under the administrative supervision of the Associate General Counsel, provide legal advice to Agency managers and supervisors on information law issues arising under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Trade Secrets Act, and EPA’s Confidential Business Information (CBI) and other regulations, including:
-assisting with litigation under the FOIA and the Privacy Act;
- drafting final CBI determinations, including determinations arising under TSCA;
- processing of initial requests under the FOIA and the Privacy Act;
- drafting administrative appeals under the FOIA;
- responding to appeals of fee waiver and expedited processing determinations under the FOIA;
- drafting and reviewing Privacy Act system notices and other documents;
- counseling on regulations implementing the information law requirements of TSCA;
- addressing records management issues;
- responding to subpoenas for EPA employees’ testimony and subpoenas duces tecum; and
-providing counseling on a host of information law issues, including social media issues.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Any U.S. citizen may apply
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