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    This position is in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Legislation, Regulation, and Energy Efficiency which is responsible for overseeing the Department of Energy's (DOE) legislative and regulatory programs, and legal matters related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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    The purpose of this position is to provide legal analysis, advice and assistance on matters and problems that arise in the development of highly visible legislative and regulatory proposals.  The successful candidate will develop, draft, review, participate in negotiations and provide comment on legal documents primarily concerned with DOE's responsibilities to submit and evaluate legislative and regulatory proposals that affect DOE operations. 

    Legislative responsibilities include drafting bill text and justification documents in support of DOE legislative proposals used to achieve Departmental missions, reviewing legislation proposed by Members of Congress and other Federal agencies to determine the effect on DOE activities and coordinating DOE views on such legislation both internally and interagency often under tight deadlines.  These responsibilities also include analyzing bills to prepare recommendations concerning the approval or veto of these measures that affect DOE programs and activities, as well as preparing reports, memoranda and analyses on pending bills of significant importance to DOE programs and activities.

    Regulatory responsibilities include advising program offices on rulemaking requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act; reviewing DOE regulations to ensure compliance with applicable enabling statutes, Executive Orders, and other statutes governing the regulatory process; advising program offices on the development of directives and guidance.  Responsibilities also include, reviewing and commenting on rulemaking and regulatory/deregulatory activities of DOE or other agencies to ensure adequate consideration of DOE concerns, and to assess the impact of those activities on DOE's statutory missions or policies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 10 days per year.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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