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    This is a Category 2 position. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

    ** Note: the closing date of this announcement has been extended from 2/6/2018 to 2/20/2018.

    The Southeast Region is one of eight regions within the Office of the Solicitor and serves multiple bureaus in the Department of the Interior.

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    The Regional Solicitor represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters covered in the Southeast Region. Responsibilities include:

    • Reviews completed work of attorneys for effectiveness and success of actions taken; determines work load; reviews and determines fiscal and personnel requirements for a legal and administrative staff; determines the impact of new programs and projects; and, reviews budgetary demands involved in the Regional operations as well as participating in the same activities for the Office of the Solicitor nationwide.
    • Implements legal policies, procedures, decisions and practices prescribed by the Solicitor for Departmental programs and issues. The Regional Solicitor demonstrates specialized legal expertise in a vast and varied array of legal fields including 1) administrative law and procedures; 2) legislative law and procedures; 3) constitutional law and procedures; 4) laws and procedures affecting Indians; 5) international law and procedures; 6) court rules and procedures; 7) contract and procurement laws; 8) real and personal property laws; 9) labor-management laws; and 10) specific and related laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the various Departmental bureaus, offices, programs, functions and activities.
    • Appears as Department counsel in contract negotiations, administrative hearings and proceedings; reviews and prepares documents, contracts, grants, leases, and wills; develops legal theories, tactics, and procedures; prepares for and assists in the trial of matters litigated and appealed in Federal Courts; furnishes technical and policy guidance in the solution of complex legal issues; performs exhaustive research; furnishes legal advice, opinions, decisions and new and novel legal procedures, instruments, and documents required to facilitate and provide the most effective operation, administration and enforcement of various Departmental programs and activities.
    • The Regional Solicitor represents the Solicitor, the Secretary, and other Departmental officials in meetings, negotiations and conferences with Governors and key officials of state and local governments, Members of Congress and their staffs, State and Federal Judges, distinguished private attorneys, and high officials of other Federal agencies and the Department.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - -

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals who are U.S. Citizens.

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488046700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.