The Office of the Solicitor seeks candidates for the position of Regional Solicitor for the Southeast Region in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a Senior Executive attorney position with a salary range of $157,085-189,600. This announcement closes on February 6, 2018.
The Region is responsible for legal matters involving all of the Department’s bureaus, and covers such diverse subjects as land and water resources, Indian affairs, fish and wildlife, parks, energy, minerals, mining, procurement, patents, grants, contracts, tort claims, environmental protection, equal employment opportunity, personnel, freedom of information, and other legal issues.
The Regional Solicitor represents and acts for the Solicitor as the chief legal officer for the Department of the Interior for legal matters within the Region, manages the work of the professional and support staff in the Region, implementing new programs and projects; and fosters working relationships with Department bureaus and offices, State, local, and Tribal governments, and officials of other Federal agencies.
Applicants must demonstrate the specialized legal experience AND demonstrate leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. In addition to the meeting the OPM executive core qualifications, candidates must meet the technical qualifications below
Technical Qualifications: 1. Expert knowledge of and competency in the application of the full range of laws and regulations related to most of these areas: grazing, natural resource damage assessment and restoration, education, water resources, Indian affairs, fish and wildlife, parks, energy, minerals, mining, procurement, patents, grants, contracts, real and personal property, land management, tort claims, environmental impact, equal employment opportunity, personnel, Freedom of Information Act, and litigation.
2. Demonstrated executive level ability to manage a legal program with diverse activities, including experience developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies, procedures, and operations.
3. Demonstrated executive level ability to coordinate and oversee both litigation and administrative proceedings.
With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in public service and the delivery of quality legal services, our Office performs the legal work for the United States Department of the Interior, manages the Department's Ethics Office and resolves FOIA Appeals. With more than four hundred total employees, three hundred of which are attorneys licensed in forty states, the Office strives to provide sound legal services to fulfill the Department's diverse and wide-ranging mission.