The FTC is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Regional Director of its Western Region-Los Angeles office. This office has responsibility for the Commission's programs in Southern California and other surrounding areas, including law enforcement activities and consumer and business education. This position sometimes involves work and travel outside the geographical area.Learn more about this agency
If you are selected as Regional Director, you will have overall responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive program designed to further the agency's strategic goal of protecting consumers. With the Assistant Regional Director, you will plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of a team of staff of attorneys, investigators, and other professional and administrative staff engaged in investigation, negotiation, litigation, compliance, and consumer and business education activities.
The responsibility of the Western Region-Los Angeles Office encompasses a wide range of cases and projects in the broad field of consumer protection law, arising under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and others.
The efforts of the Western Region-Los Angeles Office are directed toward safeguarding the consuming public by eliminating fraud and deception in the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, the staff investigates alleged violations of the law, negotiates agreements containing orders to stop illegal acts, drafts formal complaints, develops legal theories and facts for presentation, and conducts litigation in Federal Court and before Administrative Law Judges.
Within the area served by the regional office, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining programs that foster effective federal-state-local relationships in the development of coordinated attacks on consumer fraud and other unfair or deceptive trade practices. You will also be responsible for managing the office's docket of complex federal court or administrative litigation. You will serve as a spokesperson for the Commission on matters of regional concern in meetings and interviews with representatives of business, industry, the news media, consumer groups, state and local authorities, and the general public.
You must work effectively with the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Associate and Assistant Directors of various divisions, and others in headquarters and regional offices to implement the Bureau of Consumer Protection's strategic plans. Within that strategic plan, you will establish work priorities for the office, initiate changes in program emphasis, and assure that the resources of the office are effectively utilized. Your management responsibilities will include providing training and development opportunities for the staff, establishing performance standards, recommending employees for promotions and performance awards, correcting performance deficiencies, and initiating disciplinary actions.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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