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    Summary

    Serves as an attorney-adviser providing advice and counsel to the Alaska Regional Administrator and across all lines of business in a variety of legal matters within multiple practice areas.

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    Responsibilities

    Applies basic professional legal knowledge to assignments. Performs progressively more difficult assignments consisting of specific tasks designed for orientation purposes to enhance the attorney's knowledge of FAA's programs, policies, and related legal issues and relieve higher level attorneys of routine detailed work. Receives direction from a manager or higher level attorney regarding use of time and resources. The degree of guidance supplied varies with the attorney's familiarity with assignments and experience. Laws and regulations applicable to assignments are clear and specific. Work is reviewed frequently while in progress and at completion for quality and timeliness. Typical assignments include:

    Serves as legal advisor to all lines of business in the Alaska Regional Office. Performs legal assignments under close supervision on issues pertaining to: real property; tort law and claims; governmental ethics; environmental compliance; employment and labor law; equal employment opportunity requirements; and enforcement of agency safety regulations.

    Represents the agency before a variety of administrative fora, including the Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    Provides legal advice in support of FAA enforcement programs within the Alaska Region, reviews investigative records and initiates and prosecutes regulatory actions in support of program office compliance programs. Acts as trial counsel in enforcement and other administrative litigation cases and assists Department of Justice (DOJ) in trials in U.S. District Court. Responsible for pleadings, case reviews and preparation. At trial and hearings, examination of witnesses, presentation of evidence and arguments and post-trial/hearing evaluation of evidence of record and judicial findings for any potential appellate issues.

    Produces communications that are well-organized, clear, and persuasive. Provides advice tailored to the client and requirements of the agency. Effectively adjusts communications and guidance to meet audience expectations and level of understanding.

    Demonstrates interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain strong client relationships. Actively participates with clients to identify and meet client goals and objectives. Seeks consensus with client as to the timing and scope of work. Proactively identifies and appropriately pursues solutions to effectively represent agency’s interest in responding to high priority issues. Puts forth effort to meet established proficiency level goals and objectives. Keeps clients informed of developments, to include why and when an extension may be necessary.

    Develops and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of key client business processes, priorities and objectives relevant to practice area. Accurately identifies client business objectives and issues when providing legal advice. Provides appropriate alternative solutions as needed to meet client’s strategic business objectives. Provides legal risk/reward analysis in support of business decisions.

    Keeps practice area and AGC management informed of client issues and activities that may or should be discussed at a higher management level. Keeps supervisor timely informed of developments on the legal matters. Educates clients about efficient and effective use of legal resources. Effectively prioritizes work such that priorities are achieved and deadlines are met. Uses available staff resources and technology to manage work flow and product. Seeks feedback from clients regarding quality and timeliness of service. Pursues new ideas or approaches to strengthen professional effectiveness. Follows established office administrative policies and procedures. Effectively participates in appropriate training and/or learning activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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