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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Agency). The incumbent serves as Deputy General Counsel and, as such, plans and manages the work of attorneys responsible for providing legal support to Board operations. 

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent reports to the General Counsel and, in the absence of the General Counsel, acts as the General Counsel. The incumbent assists the General Counsel with the formulation, modification, and implementation of policies and procedures that govern the programs and operations of the agency. In addition, the incumbent assists in overseeing the day-to-day operation of OGC and directly supervises its staff.

    The incumbent provides legal and policy advice to the General Counsel and, as directed, to the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Board Members, Technical Director, and General Manager, to resolve high-level policy and programmatic issues. The incumbent attends Board hearings, meetings, and gatherings to ensure compliance with applicable laws and provide answers to legal and policy questions from Board Members.

    In coordination with the General Counsel, the incumbent represents the Agency in meetings with Congressional staff and Department of Energy personnel on matters affecting national policy regarding defense nuclear facilities. In addition, the incumbent reviews documents considered or issued by the Board or other offices, including proposed recommendations, reports, orders, rules and regulations, to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Board policies and precedents.

    Under the general guidance of the General Counsel, the incumbent assigns work to OGC staff attorneys and establishes objectives and milestones for assignments. The incumbent provides guidance to staff attorneys, monitors their performance, and evaluates completed work through formal and informal feedback. The incumbent identifies developmental and training needs of employees, and provides or arranges for needed training. The incumbent identifies and implements ways to improve the timelines and quality of legal advice and services provided.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% or less.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15 - No Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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