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The incumbent serves as the Counsel to a Commissioner of the agency. This office consists of the Commissioner and the Counsel. The incumbent performs research and advisory work of a highly difficult and responsible nature, analyzes and prepares recommendations on various matters, and assists the Commissioner in handling relations with officials at other agencies, the shipping industry, and the general public.
As an Attorney-Advisor (Counsel to Commissioner) you will:
- Serve as the legal and policy advisor to the Commissioner. Advises and assists the Commission with respect to all matters appearing on the Commission's docket and of special interest to the Commissioner.
- Work under broad policy guidance of the Commissioner, using initiative and discretion to complete work. Advice and guidance are received during discussions with the Commissioner as to problems involved or their points of view.
- Advise the Commissioner concerning Congressional hearings, reports, and debates pertinent to the process of the Commission's programs.
- Prepare or review replies to correspondence or requests for information from members of Congress, other officials of the governments, and private industry.
- Review records in proceedings subject to adjudication or rulemaking, summarizing the significant parts, and advising as to possible decisions to be made and advances cogent reasons on a pro-and-con basis.
- Carry out a variety of complex, sensitive, and/or controversial assignments such as matters of Congressional and world-wide maritime industry interest.
- Serve as primary contact with members of Congress, officials of other government agencies, shipping industry leaders, and Commission staff. Personally handles inquiries and requests for information.
- Serve as the sole Counsel for this office, responsible for performing all administrative matters.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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