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    Department of the Interior structures its SES positions into categories to determine the minimum pay for each position. This is a Category 3 position. The minimum pay for this position is $164,200. Pay is set based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

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    The Associate Solicitor has primary responsibility for managing the Division of Water Resources, which includes the Branch of Water and Power and the Branch of Indian Water Rights. Management of the Division includes working with the Solicitor and the Deputy Solicitor in formulating policies of the Solicitor's Office with respect to organization, budget, personnel, and legal activities. Additional responsibilities include:

    • Providing legal advice and service to the Secretary and his or her staff, the Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, the Solicitor, other offices, bureaus, and agencies for the management of water resources litigation in the interest of the Department.
    • Ensures that Departmental and bureau initiatives to address water crises and conflicts are supported through the delivery of sound and timely legal advice and counsel.
    • Ensures that important institutional interests of all bureaus are vigorously represented and coordinated.
    • Supports and defends Departmental and bureau efforts to enhance sustainable, renewable hydropower generation at Federal facilities. Advises on the integration of Departmental activities with programs of other departments and agencies of Federal, State, and local governments.
    • Suggests and develops proposed legislation for recommendation to Congress.
    • Coordinates and communicates with Members of Congress about Departmental programs, and assists other Departmental officials in testifying on matters within the Division's areas of responsibility.
    • Works closely with the Justice Department in representing the Department as counsel in litigation brought by the Department or against the Department in areas falling within the Division's responsibility. This representation involves advising the Solicitor and the Department of Justice on legal strategy and substantive presentations. The litigation responsibilities also include participating in settlement negotiations and meetings with other government agencies and others on the subject.

    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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