The incumbent serves as the Associate General Counsel working under the direct supervision of the Principal Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, and adheres to the policy and legal direction of the Deputy General Counsels. The incumbent is responsible for providing legal counsel, opinions, legal services and negotiation support with respect to implementation of the Clean Air Act and other various statutes as appropriate. Responsibilities include:
Planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordinating the activities of the Air and Radiation Law Office in connection with implementation of the Clean Air Act and other various statutes as appropriate, including national ambient air quality setting, state implementation plans and other actions related to attainment and maintenance of the national air quality standards, new source performance standards and related emission guidelines, national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, mobile source standards, the renewable fuel standards program, transportation fuel standards, Clean Air Act operating and preconstruction permits, visibility standards and implementation plans, noise emission standards, and radiation standards and guidelines.
Exercising legal responsibility for the review of all questions which arise regarding assigned areas and programs.
Formulating and providing legal advice and policy for EPA regarding issues concerning air and radiation.
Representing EPA and participating in negotiations with outside parties, including litigants and other federal agencies.
Guiding the coordination of EPA’s legal advice to other programs of EPA, Federal, state, and local government agencies, industry groups, and international bodies.
You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
Internal Number: RTP-SES-2018-0010
About U.S. EPA
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the chief legal advisor and counselor to EPA, the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. OGC employees provide legal and other counsel to EPA policy-makers, thus providing critical input to rules, regulations, and guidance documents that are promulgated and issued to implement the Agency’s statutory obligations.