As an Attorney-Advisor with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Mineral Resources, Branch of Offshore Resources your specific duties will include:
- Serving as a legal advisor to the Secretary through representation of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), with particular emphasis in the programs, statutes, and regulations pertaining to the management of oil, gas, other mineral, and renewable energy leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf, and related operations, safety, enforcement, and environmental issues.
- Providing advice and counsel to BSEE on issues associated with Natural Resources law (e.g., OCS Lands Act), Environmental law (e.g., NEPA, ESA, CZMA, CWA, OPA), and Energy law (conventional and renewable), as well as Administrative law (e.g., APA).
- Providing representation to BSEE in litigation matters, through support to the Department of Justice on challenges to BSEE actions in federal court, as well as direct representation of BSEE in administrative appeals before the Interior Board of Land Appeals. Responsible for drafting and reviewing pleadings and litigation filings, legal research and analysis, development of litigation strategy and recommendations, and supporting compilation of administrative records.
- Providing legal advice and counsel to BSEE staff, managers, and officials regarding all aspects of the Bureau’s operational and regulatory responsibilities, including interpretation of applicable Federal statutes and regulations and administrative and judicial decisions; preparing memoranda, opinions, decision documents, and presentations regarding legal issues confronting the Bureau; and reviewing proposed policy or actions for legal consistency.
- Assisting in drafting and reviewing new or revised regulations pursuant to rulemakings undertaken by BSEE pursuant to its statutory authorities and responsibilities.
- Providing support in drafting, examining, or reviewing important and complex legal documents, contracts, settlement agreements, memoranda of understanding, decision documents, agency guidance documents, and Secretarial or other agency correspondence for legal sufficiency and consistency with established policies and related program objectives.
- Independently handling work within assigned areas of responsibility, including very complex cases, and assisting Departmental officials to make sound, reasoned, and legally defensible decisions, and preparing recommendations for highly complex and controversial matters.
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528038100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.