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    Summary

    SSA's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides the agency with legal counsel in all matters regarding litigation against SSA. OGC attorneys partner with the Department of Justice to represent SSA in program and general litigation before federal district and appellate courts.

    The Office of General Law (OGL) provides all legal services to the Commissioner and every Headquarters component of the Agency on all non-program legal issues affecting the Agency's operations and employees.

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    Responsibilities

    In consultation with the Associate General Counsel for General Law (AGC, OGL), the Deputy Associate General Counsel (DAGC) for General Law serves as staff advisor to the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsels, Associate General Counsels, and coordinates with the Regional Chief Counsels on important legal matters in the areas assigned to the Office of General Law.

    The DAGC primarily supervises a wide variety of activities related to all phases of the development, coordination and direction of general law litigation, especially on litigation that has a national scope or otherwise involves agency strategic priorities. In preparation for, or conduct of, court actions, administrative hearings and other legal proceedings, s/he coordinates and cooperates with agency components and executives, the Department of Justice headquarters, the United States Attorneys' Offices, the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Associate General Counsels, Regional Chief Counsels, as well as the legal staffs of other Federal and State agencies, as appropriate.

    The incumbent serves as staff advisor to the Commissioner, the principal Deputy Commissioners, and other top SSA officials on significant matters concerning their powers and responsibilities under various statutes, regulations, executive orders, and proclamations which affect business activities and administrative management operations of the Agency.

    The incumbent also may render legal services relating to budget, appropriations and fiscal matters, the organization and management of the Agency, employment, compensation, travel, training, administrative claims, contracts, and claims thereunder, procurement and procurement policies, grants administration, information disclosure, civil rights, security, civil defense, environmental issues, patents and copyrights, excess and surplus property programs.




    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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