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    Summary

    Pay is set within the specified pay range based on consideration of the selectee's current salary and other factors.

    The Office of the Solicitor performs the legal work for the Department of the Interior, manages the Department's Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department's diverse and wide-ranging mission.

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    Responsibilities

    The Regional Solicitor manages the work in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office and Billings Field Office. The Regional Solicitor will have specialized legal experience in vast an array of legal fields including, but not limited to: 1) administrative law and procedures; 2) legislative law and procedures; 3) constitutional law and procedures; 4) laws affecting Indians; 5) court rules and procedures; 6) contract and procurement laws; 7) real and personal property laws; and 8) specific and related laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the various Departmental bureaus, offices, programs, functions and activities. The Regional Solicitor reports to the Principal Deputy Solicitor.  Responsibilities include:

    • Reviews completed work of attorneys for effectiveness and success of actions taken; determines workload; reviews and determines fiscal and personnel requirements; determines the impact of new programs and projects; and, reviews budgetary demands involved in the office’s operations.
    • Fosters working relationships with Department bureaus and offices, State, local, and Tribal governments, and officials of other Federal agencies. 
    • Coordinates and collaborates with the regional offices and U.S. Attorneys in connection with litigation and other legal problems that arise in the diversified operations of the Departmental bureaus and offices.
    • Appears as Department counsel in contract negotiations, administrative hearings and proceedings; reviews and prepares documents, contracts, grants, leases, wills; develops legal theories, tactics, and procedures; prepares for and assists in the trial of matters litigated and appealed in Federal Courts; furnishes technical and policy guidance in the solution of complex, technical, and difficult legal issues; performs exhaustive research; furnishes legal advice, opinions, decisions and other new and novel legal procedures, instruments, and documents required to facilitate and provides the most effective operation, administration and enforcement of various Departmental programs and activities.
    • Represents the Solicitor, Secretary, and other Departmental officials in meetings, negotiations and conferences with Governors, Members of Congress, State and Federal Judges, Tribal governments, private attorneys - often among the most qualified and distinguished in the country, key officials of State and local governments or other high officials of other Federal agencies and the Department.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - -

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

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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/562247400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.