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The selectee will serve as Staff Attorney providing legal advice and guidance to the Department of the Interior and its client bureaus, primarily for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
As an Attorney-Adviser with the Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Pacific Southwest, Sacramento Regional Office located in Sacramento, CA, your specific duties will include:
The incumbent will represent the United States, the Secretary of the Interior, and other officials of the Department in legal matters and administrative proceedings involving interests of the Department’s bureaus; advise top officials and program managers within the Department’s bureaus with respect to the impact and interpretation of pending and approved Federal or State legislation or regulations and recent judicial and administrative decisions relating to bureau activities; represent and advise the Secretary and other officials of the Department regarding judicial and administrative litigation on matters within assigned areas of responsibility arising out of the various programs and activities under the jurisdiction of the Department’s bureaus; review and prepare litigation reports, draft pleadings, appeal recommendations, settlement proposals, and other documents related to litigation; provide legal advice and counsel during negotiations with other Federal agencies, states, tribes, or litigants; and serve as a Departmental legal advisor and author of documents arising out of bureau and agency program activities.
The incumbent will support for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, which includes a Regional Office and four Agencies that serve 105 federally recognized Indian Tribes throughout California, or nearly one-fifth of 573 federally recognized tribes in the United States. The incumbent will handle a complex and heavy volume of work involving the entire range of Indian law matters. Areas of practice include, but are not limited to Indian law, administrative law, natural resources and public land law, environmental law, energy and mining law, water law, and contracts. Statutes that the incumbent must be familiar with include, but are not limited to, laws concerning Indians and Tribes, Administrative Procedure Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Privacy Act. The incumbent must also be able to interpret and provide advice related to the various regulations implementing the above statutes.
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