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    The incumbent will primarily be responsible for advising officials of the D.C. Courts on personnel matters including employee conduct, performance and benefits. The incumbent may also provide legal counsel in the following areas:  appropriations, contracts, rule-making, tax,  criminal and civil procedure, retirement, and government authority issues.

    This position will be open until filled.  Applications will be considered beginning September 4, 2018.

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    The beginning salary of a JS Grade 13 ($96,970) and the ending for a Grade 15 ($164,200).

    Career Ladder Position:  Promotion Eligibility – One year waiting period from JS-13 to JS-14 and two year waiting period from JS-14 to JS-15 Associate General Counsel.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The incumbent is responsible for resolving complex and difficult legal issues in the areas assigned.  Resolution requires extensive research and analysis; interpretation of statutes, policies, and case decisions; and preparation of position papers and memoranda of law on questions concerning the D.C. Courts’ legal responsibility to its own personnel, other branches of the D.C. government, the federal government and the general public.

    The incumbent may perform the following duties:

    • Serve as an authority on matters pertaining to personnel policies, and employee conduct, performance and benefits.
    • Represent the D.C. Courts in administrative and judicial proceedings, when necessary.
    • Serve as liaison between D.C. Courts and the D.C. Office of the Attorney General with respect to its representation of the D.C. Courts and D.C. Courts' employees in local or federal judicial proceedings.
    • Respond to oral and written requests for legal review, advice and recommendations from judicial officers and management officials on matters relating to court administration, appropriations, judicial procedures, procurement, personnel rights and benefits.
    • Obtain guidance from the Government Accountability Office, the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of the Treasury, the Office of Management and Budget, and other agencies with respect to court issues. The subject matter of inquiries covers the full range of substantive and administrative issues affecting the operations of the D.C. Courts.
    • Advise on questions of law and administrative policy involved in the operations of the D.C. Courts and its contacts with other agencies, private organizations, and the general public.
    • Serve as liaison between the D.C. Courts and various federal and District of Columbia agencies concerning issues involving the D.C. Courts' responsibilities to the public and its employees.
    • Research and prepare memoranda of law concerning the correct court procedures to follow in order to comply with statutory provisions, rules, policies and court decisions. Identify areas where operations or conduct of personnel might be incompatible with statutes or regulations and propose appropriate remedies.
    • Draft proposed policies and procedures for the D.C. Courts and analyze existing policies and procedures for possible legal ramifications.
    • Serve as a legal advisor to various D.C. Courtscommittees, as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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