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    The SES is a cadre of senior government leaders who possess a diverse portfolio of experience and expertise required to lead across organizations. These dedicated executives are charged with providing strategic leadership and upholding a commitment to public service that transcends loyalty to a specific agency mission or individual profession. You will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the Federal Government and lead the next generation of public servants.

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    Before applying for this position, please read the entire announcement and follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

    The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is looking for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities. For an overview of the responsibilities the DHS OIG carries out within the Government, visit our website at https://www.oig.dhs.gov/about .

    The Deputy Counsel position is located in the Office of Counsel (OC), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    The Deputy Counsel leads and manages the operations of the OC. Jointly with the Counsel to the Inspector General (CTIG), the Deputy Counsel (DC) holds full executive oversight of the Office of Counsel. Serve as the principal advisor providing legal advice, counsel and guidance on the full range of operations for all issues referred to the OC and on issues the Deputy identifies and determines should be brought to the CTIG's attention. The incumbent performs the comprehensive executive management, strategic planning, and financial functions essential to effective OC operations, and recognizes and refers matters to the CTIG, which may require review to assure uniformity within DHS OIG and works within general and technical legal guides and policies established by the CTIG. The Deputy is fully accountable for ensuring successful legal operations in support of OIG program offices -- Audits, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, Integrity Quality Oversight, and Management.

    In this position, you will perform the following

    • Engage in important policy-making determinations that significantly affect all OIG operations, the Department, Congress and the general public.
    • Serve as liaison on sensitive activities with law enforcement agencies, the news media, and the Congress.
    • Approve OC correspondence and assignments of information developed in the course of OIG investigations to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe there has been a violation of Federal criminal law, for example, whether the evidence is legally sufficient to warrant referral to the Department of Justice or other authorities for further investigation, criminal prosecution or civil redress.
    • Responsible for the overall planning, organization, and formulation of policies and procedures of the ethics program within OIG, including oversight of activities carried out at OIG headquarters, and nationally at OIG's field offices.
    • Provide oversight of cases that include employment matters such as Merit Systems Protection Board, EEO, and employee grievances or Congressional inquiries that require legal responses.
    • Provide high-level legal advice and counsel to the OIG staff with respect to legislative, regulatory and administrative matters.

    Travel Required

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

    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/591461300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.