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    This position is located in the Litigation and Enforcement Division of the Office of Chief Counsel.  You will serve in a 14-member division that handles a wide range of investigatory and litigation activities relating to motor vehicle safety as well as defensive litigation, rulemaking, and counseling.

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    Responsibilities

    The Trial Attorney:

    • Represents or assists in representing the agency in a wide range of investigatory and enforcement activities pursuant to the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
    • Represents or assists in representing the agency in a range of litigation over rules and regulations, such as motor vehicle safety standards and fuel economy regulations, and other agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act, Vehicle Safety Act, Freedom of Information Act, and other statutes.
    • Represents the agency before administrative tribunals such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

    The Litigation and Enforcement Division supports the agency's motor vehicle safety enforcement program. Attorneys work on investigations of potential safety-related defects in motor vehicles and noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Attorneys also prepare regulations related to enforcement. In addition, the Litigation and Enforcement Division seeks sanctions, including civil penalties, for violations of statutory and regulatory requirements and, when matters cannot be settled, litigates these cases with the Department of Justice.

    With the Department of Justice, attorneys in the Litigation and Enforcement Division also participate in a range of litigation over rules and regulations, such as motor vehicle safety standards and fuel economy regulations, and other agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act, Vehicle Safety Act, Freedom of Information Act, and other statutes. Attorneys in this Division also represent the agency in personnel cases before administrative tribunals such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

    This position is perfect for a professional with 3-5 years of experience looking to grow with a great Federal agency. We are seeking highly qualified individuals who are willing to meet the challenges of public service and support our mission. NHTSA is looking for someone who is highly motivated and who can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, at all levels of the organization.

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, a customer/client service-oriented approach, creativity and initiative and sound legal and practical judgment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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