Closing Date: 4th January, 2022

Description:

Summary
The Regional Chief Counsel, serves as the principal regional-based Office of the General Counsel (OGC) official responsible for one or more major geographic segment(s) of the United States.

***This position may be eligible for outstationing if selectee is not within the Dallas commuting area.***

Duties
Serving as the senior OGC official in the Dallas region, the Regional Chief Counsel (RCC) reports to SSA's General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel, and is consulted in connection with questions or tasks that are of special sensitivity to the Agency. S/he serves as principal regional advisor to the General Counsel with respect to the legal aspects of the formulation, coordination, revision and execution of administrative policy and programs at the regional level within the following geographical area:

Dallas - Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas

The RCC is responsible for legal services on business management activities and administrative operations in the Region, including personnel matters and claims by and against the Agency. S/he consults with and assists U.S. Attorneys and the headquarters Department of Justice in the investigation, preparation, presentation and conduct of both criminal and civil litigation resulting from Agency activities within the Region, including development of strategies for litigation activities and negotiating settlements of claims against the United States. Such consultation and assistance may include the preparation of complaints, briefs, motions, stipulations, judgments, findings, and all other instruments and documents peculiar to litigation, interviewing witnesses, and advice provided concerning the legality of State, local and private claims against the United States. The incumbent participates with the General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel in the overall planning, reporting, and budgeting of the program and litigation work of the Office of the General Counsel, and in the selection, assignment, utilization, and evaluation of professional and clerical staff. S/he coordinates work where problems and issues are referable to more than one attorney; obtains consistent interpretations on matters throughout the Office of the General Counsel and other Regions; and equalizes workloads by provisional assignments of attorneys within the Region. The RCC devises and, upon general coordination and clearance, effects working methods and procedures relating to overall program advice and litigation functions within the Office of the General Counsel and the Region.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See Additional Information section.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

In order to be considered minimally qualified for this position, candidates must have had responsible professional experience at a senior level (equivalent to the GS-15 in either the General Schedule (GS) or a comparable pay plan).

Qualifications
As a basic requirement, applicants MUST demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations. Failure to meet this basic qualification requirement and all executive and technical qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

You must clearly show that you possess the experience and leadership competencies to perform the duties of an executive. To be considered for this position, all applicants must address each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) listed below in the application documents you submit. Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the Senior Executive Service, or have successfully completed a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program approved by OPM and been certified by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Your examples should be clear and concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts.

Each MTQ and ECQ must be addressed separately and submitted with your application. Please refer to the OPM Guide to SES Executive Core Qualifications (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf) for guidance on how to describe your executive qualifications.

Executive Core Qualifications:
Narrative Statements for the ECQs must not exceed 10 pages; additional pages will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Executive Core Qualifications" document type.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: You must have demonstrated an 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 & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: You must demonstrate 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 Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This ECQ involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resource strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This ECQ 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, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications (MTQs):
No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. This document MUST be submitted using the "Mandatory Technical Qualification" document type.
Experience providing legal advice and counsel, orally and in writing, to senior officials of a private sector organization or large government agency at the Federal and state level on a wide variety of legal issues.
Membership in the bar of the court of a State, Territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This document should be submitted using the "Proof of Bar Membership" document type.

Desirable Qualifications (DQs):
  • An optional statement addressing each Desirable Qualification (DQ) is strongly recommended. No more than one (1) page per DQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. This document should be submitted using the "Desirable Qualification" document type.
  • Significant experience in the practice of law, either in the area of administrative or court litigation or other administrative law.
  • Experience performing as litigator with, or directing staff interaction with, United States Attorneys or District/State Attorneys in the preparation, development, and defense of litigation, or performing the same activities as the litigation or supervisor of attorneys pursuing or defending against the governmental entity.

**Note for Current and/or Former Political Appointees: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-Career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose that to the Human Resources Office within your application package.

Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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