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    This position is located in the Departmental Ethics Office and will be providing ethics guidance and advice to the Office of the Secretary. 

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    As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Departmental Ethics Office located in Washington, DC your specific duties will include:

    • Serves on the Training and Education Team for the Departmental Ethics Office;
    • Conducts training on federal ethics to employees across the country;
    • Assists the head of the Training and Education Team in developing ethics training materials using various mediums.
    • Serving as a legal adviser for the Department and advising on all legal issues pertaining to Government ethics, including criminal conflict of interests laws, Executive Branch Standards of Conduct and the Hatch Act;
    • Writing opinions for the Designated Agency Ethics Official in response to requests from current or former employees;
    • Coordinating activities of bureau ethics officials;
    • Reviewing public and confidential financial disclosure reports and recommending appropriate action;
    • Reviewing financial disclosure reports of Presidential nominees and providing recommendations for resolution of potential conflicts in ethics agreements;
    • Coordinating advice with the Office of Government Ethics, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, the Office of Special Counsel, the Office of White House Counsel, and other agencies’ ethics officials as necessary;
    • Ensuring that information regarding possible violations of law is referred to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) as required, referring other matters for OIG investigations as appropriate and providing technical assistance to the OIG in the analysis of potential ethics violations;
    • Recommending possible disciplinary or remedial actions to program officials arising out of OIG reports of investigation;
    • Reviewing legislative proposals and coordinating the Department's response on items that affect the Department's ethics program;
    • May assist in preparing Congressional testimony or responding to requests from Congress on issues relating to the Department’s ethics program;
    • Reporting on effects of changes in law or regulations on the operations of the Department's programs and ethics implications of such changes and make recommendations for improvement;
    • Must assist in ensuring that ethics training goals for employees are met, to include creating and presenting such training.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Average 1-2 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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