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The General Counsel is the Commission's chief legal officer and adviser. The office represents the Commission in court and provides legal counsel to the Commission, the operating bureaus, and other offices. The office advises the Commission and the staff on issues of antitrust and consumer protection law and policy and helps assure Commission compliance with such statutes and regulations as the Administrative Procedure Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Ethics in Government Act, and the Commission's Rules of Practice. The General Counsel's office prepares responses to formal Congressional requests for information about Commission actions. It conducts or assists with briefings of Congressional staff members and prepares or assists in the preparation of testimony for Congressional hearings.
Applicants must have obtained a professional law degree (LL.B or J.D.) from an accredited law school, have at least 2 years of legal experience after graduation, and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. Candidates should also have excellent oral communication, writing, research & analysis skills, and the ability to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, have knowledge of the laws enforced by the Commission, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency. If accepted for this position, you will be required to submit this documentation before your start date. The salary range is $89,033 to $155,500 per year.
To apply, submit your resume by December 19, 2014 to www.USAJOBS.GOV. More details about the position and application process can be found at Announcement No. OGC-2015-0002. For additional information, contact Nancy Queen at 202.326.3422.