This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Legal Counsel Division (LCD).Learn more about this agency
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Assistant General Counsel for Litigation providing leadership on all aspects of litigation and on matters before the United States Supreme Court. LCD's work focuses on significant litigation matters involving DHS and its components both within the agency and other agencies across the government.
As a Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (General) GS 0905 15, your typical work assignments may include the following:
- Supervise staff litigation attorneys and manage high-volume work flow. Priorities frequently shift, requiring regular readjustment of assignments.
- Oversee the conduct of all significant civil litigation nationwide at both the trial and appellate levels involving or affecting DHS. Litigation matters encountered may be highly complex, including class actions, constitutional challenges to DHS activities, and multi-district litigation.
- Provide advice and assistance on all aspects of litigation, including assisting in formulating and implementing DHS's position in litigation, coordinating with attorneys within DHS and at the Department of Justice on all phases of trial and appellate litigation, and providing the General Counsel, other senior DHS executives and attorneys, and Department of Justice attorneys with oral and written advice on issues relating to litigation.
- Advise on litigation strategy and help identify potential litigation risks.
- Perform detailed legal research, and draft, review, and edit thorough and well-reasoned legal briefs, pleadings, memoranda, and correspondence. Issues encountered will be highly diverse, including questions of constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and procedural law, and will include issues in the area of immigration, law enforcement, administrative, tort, privacy, civil rights, information disclosure, maritime, transportation, customs, employment, and procurement law. Issues encountered are often novel, complex, and precedent-setting.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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