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Deputy General Counsel, Vacancy No. 14-042

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Deputy General Counsel, Vacancy No. 14-042

Deputy General Counsel
District Department of the Environment (DDOE)
District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
Vacancy Announcement #OAG-14-042
Salary range: LX-1--$110-$118

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) seeks candidates for the position of Deputy General Counsel in the District Department of the Environment ("DDOE"). DDOE oversees the District's environmental and natural resource programs relating to air quality; indoor air pollutants; asbestos; lead-based paint; pesticides; hazardous waste; spill and release planning, preparedness, and response; contaminated site cleanup; underground storage tanks; erosion, sedimentation, and storm water control; water quality and watershed protection; fisheries and wildlife; environmental education; energy efficiency and financial assistance; and environmental reviews.  

The successful candidate will serve as the deputy chief legal advisor to the Director of the District Department of Environment (DDOE) and agency management on a variety of complex legal issues in order to effectuate DDOE’s mission.  In addition, the successful candidate will serve as subject matter expert in environmental and energy arenas, particularly in air quality, water quality, NEPA, Superfund, and lead; and assist the General Counsel (GC) with managing the overall operations of the General Counsel’s Office, supervising lawyers who enforce federal and environmental laws before OAH, and in conjunction with OAG, in Article I and Article III courts.   Also, the candidate will provide counseling to DDOE’s program offices, and reviews for legal sufficiency, legislation, regulations, guidances, federal sub-grants, MOUs, contracts, correspondence, etc.

The successful candidate for this position must be barred in the District of Columbia or eligible to waive into the D.C. Bar within 360 days of appointment.  The candidate must also have a working knowledge of the operations of the District government; experience in and expert knowledge of environmental and energy areas; and experience in supervising attorneys; Candidate must have strong people skills, excellent research and writing skills and the ability to multitask under tight deadlines.  

Open Until Filled.  Screening of applications will begin on April 30, 2014.