This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Legal Counsel Division (LCD).Learn more about this agency
The primary purpose of this position is to provide advice and assistance on all aspects of litigation, from pre-filing to trial and appeals and on matters before the United States Supreme Court. LCD focuses on significant DHS litigation matters and performs an important coordination and liaison role within the agency as well as agencies across the government.
As a Attorney Advisor (General) GS 0905 14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
As an Attorney Advisor you will:
- Provide advice and assistance on all aspects of litigation and assist in formulating DHS's position in litigation.
- Provide the General Counsel, other senior DHS executives and attorneys, as well as Department of Justice attorneys with oral and written advice on issues relating to the conduct of litigation.
- Perform detailed legal research and draft thorough and well-reasoned memoranda and legal briefs. Issues encountered will include questions of constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and procedural law, and will include issues in the areas of immigration, law enforcement, administrative, civil procedure, tort, privacy, civil rights, FOIA, and employment law. Issues encountered are often novel, complex, and precedent-setting.
- Direct and oversee pending litigation, as needed, including advising on litigation strategy.
- Assist and coordinate with attorneys within DHS and at the Department of Justice on all phases of trial and appellate litigation, identify potential litigation risks, assist with settlement and mediation, and manage discovery.
- Coordinate with the Office of Public Affairs on press coverage of litigation.
- Ensure compliance with court orders, judgments, injunctions, and settlements.
- Assist in matters related to congressional investigations and internal investigations, including inter-branch exchange or discovery of information and the assertion of governmental privileges.
- Provide assistance and advice on other matters within the LCD's scope of responsibilities, including legislation, civil rights/civil liberties, privacy and FOIA.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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