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    Summary

    This position is in Region 5, Office of Regional Counsel, Multi-Media Branch 1, Section 3. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About Region 5: Region 5 Webpage

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    Responsibilities

    At the entry level of this position, you will:

    • Provide legal advice, perform legal research, prepare legal documentation, and provide policy recommendations.

    • Prepare memoranda or reports describing legal issues involved, providing basis of legal analysis and conclusions, summarizing legal principles involved.

    • Research any number of the legal questions which arise under regulations, statutes, and executive orders in the course of lawsuits, enforcement actions, and other administrative actions affecting the Agency’s/Region’s programs.  

    • Assist in developing the factual bases for enforcement actions, including field sampling, inspections, and other types of compliance activities.

    • Perform the full range of litigation activities. Coordinate difficult defensive and enforcement litigation in connection with regional matters arising under the statutes. Conduct discovery and prepare motions, briefs and other litigation documents.

    • Work closely with EPA’s Office of Enforcement, Office of General Counsel, and the Department of Justice. Coordinate with state Attorneys General as required. Represent the Region in administrative proceedings of EPA and other agencies.

    • Conduct negotiations, informal and formal dispute resolution, and Regional representational work. Represent the Region in its dealings with outside parties, including negotiation of bilateral agreements, consent orders and judgments, and memoranda of understanding.Represent the Region in negotiating the settlement of disputed matters in order to avoid protracted and expensive litigation and facilitate expeditious administration of Agency programs.

    • Serve as a coordinator of one or more subject matter areas of interest to the Office of Regional Counsel. Maintain specialized expertise in such area(s) and serve as a consultant to other attorneys in the Agency. May serve on task forces of regional  attorneys in seeking solutions to common legal problems or in preparing guidance documents, model agreements, regulations, pleadings, etc. Arrange conference calls, meetings, and other means of exchanging information among regional attorneys.

    When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be required to travel up to 50% of each month.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581865000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.