This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) of the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) an independent Federal Agency of the U.S. Government. The attorney incumbent serves as an Assistant General Counsel for Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and Ethics. The incumbent serves as the day-to-day lead for the Ethics program, and FOIA/PA compliance throughout the Agency.Learn more about this agency
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Day-to-day lead for Ethics program and FOIA/PA program compliance throughout the Agency.
Provide expert advice to USAGM board members, management, and employees at all levels on the interpretation and application of all federal ethics laws and rules, the Agency's standards of ethical conduct, conflict of interest statutes, and Hatch Act.
Oversee and ensure the quality and success of the Public and Confidential Financial Disclosure Report program, including identifying reporting individuals, providing notice of, reviewing, and certifying financial disclosure forms for agency officials, and conducting timely and thorough review of the financial interests of each reporting individual.
Develops policies and establishes procedures concerning the implementation of the FOIA/PA within the Agency, including continually evaluating the effectiveness of the FOIA / PA program and providing training and guidance to USAGM component offices on the provisions and requirements of the FOIA / PA programs.
Directly involve in all FOIA litigation against USAGM, including preparing affidavits and other materials in support of litigation defense.
Develop and maintain critical relationships with USAGM and external government stakeholders to further the Agency's ethics / FOIA/ PA programs to facilitate their partnership and understanding.
Provide advice and develop guidance on the use and development of electronic discovery tools and protocols.
Serve as Agency lead for inspector general investigations.
Manage matters with minimal or no supervision.
Serve as lead lawyer on matters.
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