Supervisory General Attorney (Trade Regulation/ Regional Director) – Federal government of the United States

Job title: Supervisory General Attorney (Trade Regulation/ Regional Director)

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: SummaryThe Midwest Region fulfills the FTC’s consumer protection mission by bringing law enforcement actions to stop unfair, deceptive and fraudulent business practices; building state and local partnerships; and educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.
Headquartered in Chicago, this regional office serves the residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.Overview

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Open & closing dates03/27/2024 to 04/09/2024Salary$160,458 – $191,900 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 15Location1 vacancy in the following location:Remote jobNoTelework eligibleYes—as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent –Work scheduleFull-time –ServiceExceptedPromotion potential15Job family (Series)Supervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskTrust determination processAnnouncement number12360799-24-MWROControl number783697500This job is open toClarification from the agencyAll U.S. CitizensDutiesIf you are selected as Regional Director, you will have overall responsibility for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive program designed to further the agency’s strategic goal of protecting consumers. With the Assistant Regional Director, you will plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of a staff of attorneys, investigators, and other professional and administrative staff engaged in investigation, negotiation, litigation, compliance, and consumer and business education activities.The responsibility of the Midwest Region encompasses a wide range of cases and projects in the broad field of consumer protection law, arising under the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, and others.The efforts of the Midwest Region are directed toward safeguarding the consuming public by eliminating fraud and deception in the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, the staff investigates alleged violations of the law, negotiates agreements to stop illegal acts, drafts formal complaints, develops legal theories and facts for presentation, and conducts litigation in Federal Court and before Administrative Law Judges.Within the area served by the Midwest Region, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining programs that foster effective federal-state-local relationships to attack consumer fraud and other unfair or deceptive trade practices. You will also be responsible for managing the office’s docket of complex federal court or administrative litigation. You will serve as a spokesperson for the Commission on matters of regional concern in meetings and interviews with representatives of the news media, consumer groups, state and local authorities, and the general public.You must work effectively with the Office of the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Associate and Assistant Directors of various divisions, and others in headquarters and regional offices to implement the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s strategic plans. Within that strategic plan, you will establish work priorities for the office, initiate changes in program emphasis, and assure that the resources of the office are effectively utilized. Your management responsibilities will include providing training and development opportunities for the staff, establishing performance standards, recommending employees for promotions and performance awards, correcting performance deficiencies, and initiating disciplinary actions.RequirementsConditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of this vacancy.
  • This position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
  • Possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the Bar of a state or territory – US, PR, DC.
  • The position may be subject to completion of a two-year trial period.
  • This position is not in the bargaining unit.
  • Application should include Cover Letter and Writing Sample.

QualificationsMinimum RequirementsApplicants must have attained the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) from an accredited law school and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. Applicants must demonstrate excellent writing skills and be able to work effectively with other people, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit a strong interest in the work of the agency.Additional RequirementsGS-15 Positions
For attorney appointments: active member of the bar in good standing and 60 months of legal experience after graduation from law school.For the GS-15 level: In addition to a law degree and active bar membership, you must have 60 months of legal experience after graduation from law school. At least 18 months of your legal experience after graduation from law school must be comparable to the GS-14 level. Please note that prior legal and nonlegal experience gained before completing law school cannot be used to satisfy the post law school experience requirements. Applicants should be familiar with the FTC and its procedures, practices, and policies. In addition, you must demonstrate excellent writing skills, be able to work effectively with other people, and exercise sound judgment. You should also possess significant knowledge of consumer protection laws; significant litigation experience, preferably in federal court; a strong analytical background; a demonstrated commitment to the public interest; and experience in managing people and/or large projects or cases.***Applicants will be required to provide a cover letter and writing sample.***Note: Legal and nonlegal experience gained in the Federal Government before completing law school does not satisfy post law school experience.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experienceEducationThis position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer.If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:Additional informationThis position is in the Excepted Service (Schedule A).Individuals applying for this announcement are required to complete and submit an online application and all supporting documentation through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) application system, USAJOBS. Traditional rating and ranking procedures do not apply.Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $160458 – 191900 per year

Location: Chicago, IL

Job date: Tue, 02 Apr 2024 03:54:20 GMT

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