Office of the Secretary of Transportation Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Enforcement in Washington, District Of Columbia
Summary The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal advice to Department of Transportation’s (DOT) leadership to deliver the world’s leading transportation system. Responsibilities The Office of Litigation and Enforcement provides advice regarding litigation in which DOT is or might become a party or has an interest; coordinates Department of Justice representation; supervises the preparation of filings before independent regulatory agencies; and provides advice concerning litigation risk and pre-and post-litigation policy decisions; and provides guidance on enforcement policy and cases. The Assistant General Counsel (AGC) for Litigation and Enforcement serves as DOT’s principal attorney for all litigation and enforcement matters, including case-specific matters arising in DOT’s Operating Administrations. Provides executive leadership and direction to an office of trial attorneys responsible for providing legal representation to the Department. Manages DOT’s relationship with the Department of Justice and oversees, coordinates, and represents DOT’s interest with respect to major transportation cases being litigated in court. Provides legal advice and counsel to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, agency Administrators, DOT program offices, and other senior agency officials on significant cases and matters of importance to the Department and its programs and policies as well as providing advice on litigation risk and anticipated litigation that might arise from significant actions and policy decisions. Coordinates representation of the Department in prehearing conferences, adjudicatory arguments, drafting and submission of documents required in the proceeding, arguing motions, cross examining witnesses and preparing the Department’s witnesses where necessary and appropriate. Represents DOT in conferences with other Federal agencies, state or local governments, regulatory agencies, or other public groups with respect to cases in which DOT is or may be involved in litigation activity. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. Provide all required documents by closing date. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed). FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually. Qualifications As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications. TQ 1: Demonstrated knowledge and executive management experience overseeing a practice involving the preparation and litigation of cases in Federal courts, both trial and appellate, involving important and complex issues related to regulation, orders, decisions, or actions under various statutory authorities. TQ 2: Demonstrated knowledge and executive management experience providing advice and guidance on enforcement policy and case-specific matters involving important and complex issues related to regulation, orders, decisions, or actions under various statutory authorities. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs. ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes. Education All applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, must possess a J.D or LL. B (law degree), and must be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar. Additional Information Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability. Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program. Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $280 of mass transit commuting costs each month. Telework - Determined by agency policy. Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Bargaining union position.