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    This position is located in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Office of Chief Counsel, Adjudications Division (MC-CCA).  The position is located in FMCSA's Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The Adjudications Division is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the Assistant Administrator in enforcement matters.

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    As an Attorney-Advisor at the full performance level, you will:

    • Render legal advice and counsel to the Assistant Administrator regarding motor carrier enforcement proceedings, petitions for review of safety ratings, reviews of denials of hazardous materials safety permits, driver disqualification proceedings, and petitions for review of operations out-of-service and record consolidation orders.
    • Analyze legal arguments and evidence submitted and draft legal decisions for signature by the Assistant Administrator relating to motor carrier enforcement actions under 49 CFR part 386; safety fitness determinations under 49 CFR part 385, hazardous materials safety permit proceedings under 49 CFR part 385; driver disqualification proceedings under 49 CFR part 386; and operations out-of-service and record consolidation orders under 49 CFR part 386.
    • Ensure that all proposed decisions are legally supportable and consistent with Agency precedent.
    • Provide summaries and analysis of recommended disposition to Assistant Chief Counsel, Chief Counsel, and Assistant Administrator as directed.
    • Formulate, draft, recommend, and establish legal and policy justifications to support legal decisions.
    • Ensure that all pleadings are properly filed in FMCSA's docket management system and assist with the management of FMCSA's docket management system as requested.
    • Respond to requests for information regarding matters pending before the Assistant Administrator.

    The ideal candidate for this position has served as an appellate or trial judicial law clerk, has a background in criminal or civil litigation, demonstrates initiative and an independent work ethic, and has a background in transportation or other administrative law specialty.  Experience in civil enforcement proceedings is a plus.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560679600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.