Job Announcement: General Counsel, ES-0905-00

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The incumbent of this position serves as General Counsel to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and is responsible for providing the OIG's worldwide staff with expert legal counsel and services needed to carry out the statutory responsibilities of the Inspector General Act of 1978, 5 U.S.C. App. 11, as amended.

As General Counsel the incumbent:

  • Manages and leads the Office of General Counsel and is accountable for ensuring a successful legal program that supports OIG audits, investigations, inspections, and evaluations.
  • Provides critical policy guidance and engages in important policy-making determinations that significantly affect OIG operations, the Agency, and members of the public.
  • Evaluates the OIG's position on sensitive issues.
  • Provides specialized training to OIG professionals on the elements of criminal offenses; the collection, evaluation, and preservation of evidence necessary for successful prosecution; and the substantive and procedural rules that govern the conduct of criminal investigations.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends an OIG position on all completed investigative reports before transmission to the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys, and top Agency officials.
  • Analyzes legal issues that bear on audit determinations of questioned costs in audits of Agency contracts, grants, and loans.
  • Oversees the interpretation and application of complex Federal statutes and substantive and procedural regulations in diversified Agency operations, including procurement, personnel, and administrative law.
  • Identifies and analyzes existing and proposed legislation and regulations, including Agency directives of interest to the OIG.
  • Oversees the review all OIG Freedom of information and Privacy Act requests, as well as other information and records access requests.
  • Provides advice on personnel, procurement, travel, and other administrative issues, ensuring that all OIG actions comply with legal and regulatory requirements.