Closing Date: 29th August, 2022


The Office of the Chief Counsel (AGC) provides legal services to the FAA Administrator and all agency organizations worldwide. Their primary functions are providing legal advice, reviewing agency action for legal sufficiency, and providing representational services.

The Assistant Chief Counsel for Information Law provides executive direction and oversight of all aspects of legal services supporting the Agency's activity on three major sub-practices: (1) general information law; (2) intellectual property law, and (3) airmen and aircraft registry associated law. The Assistant Chief Counsel for Information Law serves as the principal legal officer and legal expert for the Agency in all matters relating to information law, including provision of legal counsel, advice, training, and litigation services.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Directs planning, policy development, and execution of all legal aspects relating to General Law programs for the FAA and the Office of the Chief Counsel. Serves as the general law subject matter expert, and provides advice and counsel in support of the FAA's general law programs.
  • Renders opinions and interpretations of FAA's General Law authority and policies consistent with government statutes, Executive Orders, and applicable Department of Transportation and FAA policies.
  • Oversees the FAA's General Law management programs in both headquarters and the regions, including litigation, training, policy direction, and evaluation of services provided by client offices.
  • Implements legal aspects of General Law management, related strategic and organizational initiatives, and goals to include tracking and monitoring their completion. Provides expert legal advice regarding all aspects including issues related to Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, the litigation and legal issues pertaining to e-discover, records management and the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
  • Establishes objectives and strategies for subordinates in support of the Information Law goals of the FAA. Directs the work of subordinate managers and staff attorneys working within the Information Law Division. Monitors and evaluates the performance of subordinate managers and their staff.
  • Interacts routinely with Executives at the FAA, Department of Transportation, Department of Justice and other Federal agencies, the private sector, and members of Congress and their staffs to ensure the sufficiency and validity of legal analysis provided to execute policy.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status. US Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Designated or Random Drug Testing required. This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.

As a basic requirement for entry into the FAA Executive System, you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Leadership and Technical Requirements listed below.

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience in achieving operational results? If so, provide examples of ways you have exercised leadership to deliver significant results. Explain how you established goals, assessed outcomes, and improved products and services. Indicate how you identified and met customers' requirements and addressed the needs of stakeholders. Include examples of complex problems you solved or difficult obstacles that you overcame as a leader. Your description should include (1) the size and complexity of organizations you have led, (2) the scope of programs you have managed, and (3) the impact of your results on customers and other stakeholders.

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading people? If yes, describe the size of the organization and number and types of positions you have managed. Discuss ways that you have established and maintained positive work environments and prevented or eliminated discrimination or harassment. Describe ways that you have mentored and developed employees and built individual and team performance. Discuss how you have established and led teams to deliver products and services. Include in your description experience in leading others in a matrix environment across organizations.

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience building relationships? If yes, describe (1) the types of individuals with whom you routinely collaborate; and (2) the purpose and outcomes of the communication. Discuss your experience in communicating and cooperating with others to achieve goals. Provide examples of how you have built relationships to achieve consensus and how you were able to obtain the cooperation of others with competing priorities and perspectives. Describe how you effectively communicate information within and outside of your organization.

LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT: Do you have experience leading strategic change? If yes, describe examples of strategic changes that you led for your organization; describe the entities that the change affected (agency, industry, organizational components). Discuss obstacles you encountered and how you overcame them to the benefit of the agency. Include in your description ways that you applied long range vision, developed strategies, and applied innovative ideas and techniques.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT: Experience providing advice and counsel concerning federal general or information law (e.g., Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act) from an aviation perspective.

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website:

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

This position has a positive education requirement: In order to qualify for this position, candidates must have at least a Juris Doctor from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be admitted to practice before the bar of any U.S jurisdiction and be an active member of that bar. You must provide a copy of your official (or unofficial) transcript and an official certificate demonstrating you are an active member in good standing of a state bar at the time of application and by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If you are selected for this position, you will be required to submit an official transcript.

Failure to submit required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in loss of consideration.

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