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    With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, the Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department's Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of who are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department's diverse and wide-ranging mission.

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    • The Office of the Solicitor has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty location identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this location on a regular and recurring basis.
    • For additional information on telework you may access the Department of Interior’s Telework Handbook at http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/pb/documents/teleworkhandbookOctober2012.pdf.

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    As a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Environment and Lands located in Washington, DC your specific duties will include:

    Overseeing the Branch of Environment and Lands, incumbent will be the first line supervisor of attorneys assigned to the Branch. Supervisory functions will include: setting goals and deadlines; planning and making assignments; reviewing, revising, and approving attorney work, as necessary; evaluating attorney performance and assigning ratings; recommending actions on hiring, promotions, training, and awards; counseling employees on conduct and performance issues, and initiating corrective actions when needed; and approving leave.

    Acting as the principal attorney for the bureaus and areas of law assigned to the Branch, the incumbent advises executive-level management and office supervisors within this assigned area of responsibility, including the acquisition, management, and protection of land, reservation boundary issues, and the protection of the environment, including natural and cultural resources. Incumbent reviews and prepares legal opinions, reviews client documents, assists the Department of Justice in all aspects of litigation in assigned areas and advises on questions of law or administrative policy.

    Working on extremely complex legal and/or factual issues leading to or requiring intricate resolutions, often under litigation or other deadlines, and with different stakeholders, incumbent consults with affected interests within the Office of the Solicitor, other offices within the Department of the Interior, other Federal agencies, and Indian tribes.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average 1-5 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    U.S. Citizens

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    0905 Attorney

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