This position is in the Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis plays a central role in the Bureau's investigation and litigation of consumer protection matters, including working with attorneys to assess investigatory and discovery needs, managing the technological tools used to conduct investigations and litigation, and evaluating and implementing emerging technologies.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent serves as an Assistant Director, working closely with the Associate Director to establish the Division's agenda and to meet the Division's goals, including developing and implementing best practices for investigations and e-discovery.
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Provide direct supervision to the staff in the Division, including assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, problem solving, providing training and career development, and identifying ways to improve work efficiency and effectiveness.
- Manage all aspects of litigation technology for BCP's law enforcement actions, including supervising the work of e-discovery and information technology specialists.
- Plan, manage, and direct the provision of litigation support services, including the processing, analysis, organization, and presentation of electronically stored information. Apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze, and improve team effectiveness.
- Exercise technical oversight over contracted litigation support services and make determinations regarding the acceptability of contractor work.
- Develop standard operating procedures for litigation support work.
- Provide assistance to attorneys in negotiations with outside counsel regarding the production of electronically-stored information. Advise case teams on the specifications and/or requirements necessary for the production of data. Attend conferences held pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure regarding the production or format of electronically stored information.
- Oversee the development and provision of specialized training to BCP attorneys and other staff on e-discovery applications and issues. Create end-user documentation, including materials that provide up-to-date information regarding the issues associated with technology-related investigations and e-discovery, and develop standard operating procedures for e-discovery.
- Oversee the evaluation of the equipment and software needed to gather evidence during investigations and litigation and ensure that all purchases are justified.
- Serve as the BCP liaison with the FTC's Office of the Chief Information Officer with respect to technological systems and issues related to litigation support.
- Maintain appropriate contacts in other government agencies and private industry to advance and share best practices in technology-related investigations and e-discovery.
- Assist the Associate Director in overseeing other law enforcement and policy support functions in the Division.
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