This position is in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and part of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). The selectee will provide legal counsel and advice to the OIG on all legal matters to include employment law and litigation on behalf of the OIG, and legal review of and opinion on OIG work products for probable cause and sufficiency. The attorney will also oversee and support all OIG operational matters.Learn more about this agency
The OIG provides wide-ranging support on all phases of Inspector General (IG) oversight to combat fraud, waste and abuse and encourage efficiency and economy.
The attorney will oversee and support all OIG operational matters to include: conducting and coordinating the OIG’s external relationships with Congress and the media (to include social media); opining on agency policy; maintaining OIG budget and records; formulating internal policy and developing cross-divisional procedures; overseeing OIG risk management, strategic planning, and data analysis; coordinating work product delivery and editing; and performing first-line supervisory duties.
MAJOR DUTIES INCLUDE:
LEGAL COUNSEL AND ADVICE
- Serves as an expert on all legal and factual matters; provides authoritative advice and assistance and serves as the final source of legal advice on all policy and legal issues confronting the OIG. Exercises substantial discretion in the consideration and resolution of legal matters to include confidential and sensitive issues which cut across divisional lines, such as Audits, Inspections, Evaluations and Investigations that affect the operations and resources of the OIG.
- Legal Advice and Research. Provides advice on OIG employment and human resources matters, as necessary. Drafts, interprets and researches the application of legislation, regulations, orders, decisions or other legal instruments including issues arising under the Constitution, statutes impacting the OIG and AOC policy.
- Litigation. Reviews and analyzes facts and develops evidence during the preparation of cases that involve the most difficult and complex legal principles and issues where precedents are not clearly established. Assists the U. S. Attorney's Office in conducting trials or presenting oral arguments in Federal district courts and courts of appeals.
SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT
- Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties to subordinates and evaluates their performance. Manages the organizational unit’s budget and workload.
- Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards. Resolves complaints and grievances as delegated by higher level supervisors. Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity goals and requirements. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training.
OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
- Provides advice and guidance on matters involving OIG operations, budget and procurement, training, human resources, space management and information technology.
- Manages the overall operations work for the OIG to ensure that the mission, goals and objectives are met. Advises and works with the IG/DIG to produce comprehensive and value-added impactful oversight reports to the AOC that are clear, concise, and standardized.
- Is responsible for establishing, tracking and measuring organizational performance. Oversees OIG’s annual work plan with strategic deliverables; collaborates with the AOC’s jurisdictions to track and review implementation of recommendations and to facilitate projects; and provides technical and analytical support for audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations.
EXTERNAL AFFIARS AND LIAISON
- Coordinates across OIG divisions to prepare matters for submission to the Congress, the AOC, CIGIE or its committees regarding OIG actions. Works frequently with counterparts in various federal agencies and in interagency working groups to define and promulgate best practices in information sharing among federal OIGs and the AOC OIGs’ responsibility to oversee their respective entities.
- Leads or participates in selected government-wide efforts, such as CIGIE cross-cutting projects that will develop leading programs and practices for other federal OIGs. Organizes and gives presentations at forums for the OIG community. Meets with legislative staffers on the OIG’s legislative committees.
- Responds to and coordinates queries or requests for formal reports by Congressional Committees ensuring that reports are accurate, prepared in a timely manner, and fully responsive. Reviews comments from other AOC jurisdictions and prepares an independent OIG view or finding.
- Legislation. Drafts or reviews proposed legislation; and evaluates the proposed legislation in terms of its foreseeable effect on AOC OIG programs, policies, procedures, regulations, methods of operation, extent of operations and on existing laws.
- Policy Development. Is responsible for assisting in the formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the AOC OIG.
- Performs intensive and innovative legal research to prepare in-depth analyses, arguments, briefs and analytical documents on a variety of complex and specialized fields of law. Provides legal opinions and final advisory statements regarding high level policy or extremely complicated questions.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required
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