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    The ideal candidate is a trial attorney experienced in Federal litigation, preferably handling Federal insurance, Federal grant, mitigation and environmental litigation, who has outstanding communication stills and can effectively manage, mentor and train the litigation staff. This position starts at a salary of $144,128 (GS-15).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Chief Counsel team within FEMA.

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    Responsibilities

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions. 

    In this position, you will serve as a Supervisory Trial Attorney for the Office of Chief Counsel and will be responsible for supervising and managing the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Legal Division, Litigation branch, including the staff of trial attorneys and the Write Your Own Oversight team.  Typical assignments include the following:

    • Evaluating performance and setting performance goals for staff;
    • Reviewing briefs and legal memoranda for legal sufficiency and clarity/organization;
    • Providing guidance on litigation and litigation risk to staff, client and Office of the Chief Counsel leadership;
    • Ensuring consistent application of litigation strategies;
    • Managing client relationships;
    • Engaging with Stakeholders, particularly on Write Your Own litigation oversight, with the Department of Justice, with other Federal agencies, and with other litigating components within FEMA OCC.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    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/592676100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.