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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor.  There is one position, which will be stationed in either San Francisco, Los Angeles, CA or Seattle, WA.

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    Responsibilities

    The Regional Solicitor is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the conduct of all litigation connected with the various laws administered by the Department and providing legal advisory services to the ranking Departmental officials in the San Francisco Region. In this regard, the incumbent directs a staff of approximately 28 attorneys and nine support personnel. The Regional Solicitor exercises overall direction of the Region by approving the institution of the majority of lawsuits, assigning work, evaluating work performance, providing appropriate training and assignments for the development of attorneys and support staff, developing annual budget projections and insuring that budget obligations remain within the amount allocated by the National Office and taking responsibility for all regional personnel and obligations under the Civil Service Reform Act. The incumbent provides advice and legal opinions based on comprehensive knowledge of Department policy, clear awareness of precedent setting Federal court cases in the region, and elsewhere, enforcement problems particular to various jurisdictions, and national trends in court decisions in the various program areas. The incumbent also directs the preparation of all opinions and interpretations as requested by DOL regional officials, other federal officials, employers, unions and other members of the public. The Regional Solicitor also represents the Office of the Solicitor in dealing with federal agencies outside the Department, employees and their attorneys, unions, and other groups for such purposes as clarifying the relationships, explaining Department and SOL policy, securing cooperation for Department's enforcement programs, resolving conflicts in authority between federal and state agencies. The Regional Solicitor is consulted by and serves as legal advisor and consultant to the Regional Administrators for the Wage Hour Division, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Office of Labor-Management Services (OLMS), and other Regional Offices of the Department. The incumbent also furnishes guidance and direction to the attorney staff on the preparation for trial, and trial, in especially important and complex cases, and questions pertaining to the settlement of cases short of litigation. With the assistance of the Deputy Regional Solicitor, Associate Regional Solicitors, and Counsels, the Regional Solicitor keeps abreast of the overall productivity and morale of the offices and decides upon assignment of cases among attorneys, changes in types of cases assigned to attorneys, recommendations for promotions, awards or discipline, recommendations for additional staff and other appropriate measures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 25%

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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