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    The General Counsel is appointed for a four (4) term by the Commissioners.

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    The incumbent will serve as the Chief Legal Officer for the EAC and provides legal advice and counsel to the Executive Director on a wide variety of legal matters; provides advice to all of EAC's Federal Advisory Committees, including the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, EAC Board of Advisors, and EAC Standards Board. The General Counsel also serves as the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) and is responsible for agency ethics training, financial disclosure and reporting obligations, and communication with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.

    Major Duties

    • Ensures that the Commission meets all Federal, state, and local legal and regulatory requirements, which are administered by or effect the operation of the EAC; reviews all proposed policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, state, and local laws and regulations; keeps key staff informed of changes in Federal, state, and local laws and regulations that may affect the operations of the EAC.
    • Prepares legal opinions; researches constitutions, statutes, rules, regulations and cases to form an opinion; drafts written opinions; communicates oral opinions.
    • Meets, consults and coordinates with high level Federal, state, and local officials, and attorneys, on matters with legal or policy implications; coordinates and/or consults with the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies regarding legal matters. Meets with entities, associations, advocacy groups and/or individuals to exchange information with them and promote an understanding of the Commission's scope of work, policies and practices, as well as necessary changes in those policies and practices.
    • Develops and drafts guidance, guidelines, rules and regulations to govern the Commission's operations and programs; reviews Federal Register publication notices for these and other documents; reviews and assesses comments made by members of the public, stakeholders, vendors and others on guidance, guidelines, policies, rules and regulations proposed by the Commission; reviews proposed and final guidance, guidelines, policies, rules and regulations for compliance with the law. Assures due process is maintained concerning parties interacting with EAC. Develops appropriate internal procedures to sustain fairness and equity among all interests.
    • Reviews and approves all statements of work, contracts, memoranda of understanding, cooperative agreements to assure that these actions and agreements comply with law and protect the interests of the Commission.
    • As a member of the Commission's senior staff, assists the organization with strategic planning; prepares and monitors the annual budget for the office of General Counsel; manages the office of General Counsel; makes staffing recommendations to the Executive Director; assigns and oversees work of three subordinate attorney/legal support positions including the Deputy General Counsel. Plans work activities based on short and long-term needs. Resolves problems, sets priorities, and allocates resources. Develops performance plans, evaluates employees, and recommends compensation for superior performance. Deals effectively with employee issues and promotes management-sponsored policies and goals. Assures the work environment is free of safety hazards and takes appropriate corrective action when needed. Maintains an awareness of evolving issues and supports training to assure employee competencies meet job demands. Utilizes computer oriented workload tracking and researching techniques.
    • Represents the EAC and its staff in their official capacities in all litigation, arbitration, mediation, and settlement negotiations; arranges for and manages representation by the United States Attorney, when appropriate; and when necessary, secures and manages outside legal services for the Commission.
    • Connects with the White House as a liaison for the Commission; reviews and comments on proposed legislation; provides counsel regarding responses to Congressional inquiries and requests; utilizes expertise in the development and drafting of all Congressional testimony; and serves as a point of contact for both Members of Congress and White House offices.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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