Assistant General Counsel for Environment

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 03, 2022
Closes
Oct 05, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As the Assistant General Counsel for Environment you will:

Supervise a staff of attorneys and support personnel. Specifically, the incumbent performs or ensures the performance of the following functions:
  • Provides legal support to DOE's environmental protection programs.
  • Provides legal assistance and policy guidance to DOE programs and regulatory offices in planning strategies for meaningful implementation of environmental protection requirements.
  • As requested by Secretarial Program Officers, provides legal review and approval of environmental impact statements (EISs), assessments and other NEPA documents.
  • As requested by Secretarial Program Officers, assists in the preparation of EISs, assessments and other NEPA documents.
  • Reviews and assists in the development of DOE environmental protection, policies, regulations, and internal activities.
  • Reviews and comments upon NEPA documents, including EISs, from other agencies.
  • Prepares legal procedures for and represents the Department legally in connection with public hearings on EISs and other NEPA-related matters.
  • Reviews and comments upon all Department l protection issues.
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of DOE comments upon legislation and actions for other agencies relating to the environment and having an impact upon energy production, transportation, and use.
Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below . Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs will cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered. See MTQs(3) listed below under Qualifications.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program certified by OPM, executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected. If you are selected, you will be responsible for working with a DOE Executive Consultant to finalize your ECQ narrative for OPM submission.

CITIZENSHIP: You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE (HSPD-12): A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity.

PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): If you are selected for this position, will be required to file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics of Government Act of 1978.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: You must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

DRUG TESTING: As a condition of appointment to this position, you will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: All males born after December 31, 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

MOBILITY: A mobility agreement may be required based on mission needs.

E-VERIFY: New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Qualifications

Resume-Based Resume: Applicants must show possession of the ECQs and any technical qualifications via resume. Your resume presented will reflect that you possess the ECQs and give a synopsis of your accomplishments. The application process used to recruit for this position is the RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package to include the MTQ narrative (required as an attachment to the application).

A sample 5-page executive level resume documenting ECQs can be viewed at this link http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)

ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE: Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE: Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN: Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS: 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.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive core qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .

Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be uploaded and attached to your application addressing each MTQ listed below . No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional informational information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments. Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs. Failure to submit a narrative statement addressing each of the MTQs may cause your application to be deemed incomplete and not be considered.

MTQ 1: Describe your experience, both direct and in supervision of other attorneys in matters involving the legal issues involved in the cleanup of hazardous or radioactive waste pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Endangered Species Act; and in negotiating environmental cleanup and remediation efforts with the Environmental Protection Agency and state regulatory agencies within the framework of the Federal Facility Compliance Act.

MTQ 2: Describe your experience with the National Environmental Policy Act; the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act; in managing and conducting the legal review of environmental impact statements and environmental assessments; and in your ability to successfully interact with technical subject matter experts, including scientists and engineers.

MTQ 3: Describe your experience with employee health and safety issues, including your experience with the Occupational Safety and Health Act and issues involving employee health and safety associated with radioactive materials: source, special nuclear and byproduct materials.

Education

You must meet the minimum education requirements of successful completion of a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) with a professional law degree (L.L.B or J.D.).

You must be a current member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory or the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. You must provide a copy of this.

You must provide a copy of your transcripts from an accredited institution. Be sure to include those transcripts directly applicable to determining your meeting the education requirements. Failure to provide proof of education will result in non-consideration for this position. OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS will be required to be provided prior to entrance-on-duty for individuals selected.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see Department of Education

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Telework: Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the DOE Workplace Flexibilities policy. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov

OF-306: You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal Employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.

Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Hiring incentives may be authorized in accordance with agency policy and if funding is available.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.