U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor seeks candidates for the position of Regional Solicitor for the Southwest Region in Albuquerque, NM. This is a Senior Executive attorney position with a salary range of $152,763 to $192,300 per year. The announcement closes on 8/26/2019 (SOL-SES-2019-0003). Applicants must apply via USAJOBS.gov,
The Regional Solicitor is directs, supervises, and participates in the provision of legal services, counsel, advice, and all other legal work arising in the designated geographic area covering the entire spectrum of Departmental operations. Responsibilities include:
Implemementing legal policies, procedures, decisions and practices prescribed by the Solicitor for Departmental programs and issues. Furnishes specialized legal expertise in a vast and varied array of legal fields including 1) administrative law and procedures; 2) legislative law and procedures; 3) constitutional law and procedures; 4) laws affecting Indians; 5) court rules and procedures; 6) contract and procurement laws; 7) real and personal property laws; 8) labor-management laws; and 9) specific and related laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the various Departmental bureaus, offices, programs, functions and activities.
Reviews completed work of attorneys for effectiveness and success of actions taken; determines work load; reviews and determines fiscal and personnel requirements; determines the impact of new programs and projects; and, reviews budgetary demands involved in the office’s operations as well as participating in the same activities for the Office of the Solicitor nationwide.
Appears as Department Counsel in contract negotiations, administrative hearings and proceedings; review and prepare documents, contracts, grants, leases, wills; develop legal theories, tactics, and procedures; prepare for and assist in the trial of matters litigated and appealed in Federal Courts; furnish technical and policy guidance in the solution of complex, technical, and difficult legal issues; perform exhaustive research; furnish legal advice, opinions, decisions and other new and novel legal procedures, instruments, and documents required to facilitate and provide the most effective operation, administration and enforcement of various Departmental programs and activities.
Qualified candidates must have a law degree and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the U.S., District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar, meet the OPM criteria for senior executives, and meet the technical qualifications below.
Expert knowledge of and competency in the application of the full range of laws and regulations related to most of these areas: land and water resources; Indian and territorial affairs; fish and wildlife; parks; energy; minerals; mining; grazing; natural resource damage assessment and restoration; procurement; patents; grants; contracts; tort claims; environmental impact; equal employment opportunity; personnel; freedom of information; and, litigation.
Demonstrated executive level ability to manage a legal program with diverse activities, including experience developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing policies, procedures, and operations.
Demonstrated executive level ability to coordinate and oversee both litigation and administrative proceedings.