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The incumbent will serve as a staff Attorney-Advisor providing legal advice and guidance to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
As an Attorney-Adviser (General) with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Tribal Government Services located in Washington, DC.
- The incumbent reviews and prepares litigation reports, oversees discovery, drafts pleadings and reviews all Department of Justice filings in judicial litigation on matters within assigned areas of responsibility arising out of the various programs and activities for Interior’s agencies. In addition, the incumbent advises top officials and program managers within the Department’s bureaus on legal matters.
- The incumbent will also be responsible for: Representing the United States, the Secretary of the Interior, and other officials of the Department in quasi-judicial and administrative proceedings involving interests of the Department’s bureaus and agencies
- Assisting with the development of proposed and final agency rules
- Advising top officials and program managers within the Department’s bureaus with respect to the impact and interpretation of pending and approved Federal or state legislation or regulations and recent judicial and administrative decisions relating to the bureau’s activities
- Advising and counseling during negotiations with other Federal agencies, states, and tribes.
- Areas of particular relevance include, but are not limited to, the Indian Child Welfare Act, tribal treaty rights, the federal acknowledgment process, Indian education, taxation in Indian country, and reservation boundary issues.
Occasional travel - Minimal travel
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