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    The incumbent serves as a Trial Attorney with the Bureau of Enforcement (BOE) in formal proceedings instituted before the Commission in investigations instituted under the Shipping Act of 1984; section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920; the Foreign Shipping Practices Act of 1988 (FSPA); Public Law 89-777; and related statutes codified at 46 U.S.C. 40101 et seq.

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    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-15 level. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position:

    • Renders accurate, in-depth legal advice to Commission staff on regulatory, legal, and transportation issues facing the Commission.
    • Informally reviews and prepares background information in conjunction with Area Representatives (ARs) and other professionals to accurately determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant enforcement action and/or institution of a formal proceeding.
    • Prepares Memoranda of Legal Review containing incisive, accurate analyses, conclusions, and recommendations of actions that may be taken by the Commission on alleged violations or other matters involving questions of policy or interpretations of statutes or regulations warranting the application of the penalty provisions of the shipping statutes.
    • Prepares interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admission directed to parties or related persons in final form for review by the Bureau Director.
    • Participates in formal proceedings before an Administrative Law Judge or the Commission as lead trial counsel, or, as may be needed, with additional assigned BOE attorneys.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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