Notice & Comment

DOT Seeks Assistant General Counsel, submitted by Judith S. Kaleta, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Departement of Transportatin (DOT)

The DOT, Office of the General Counsel is looking for a dynamic executive to serve as the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement. The application deadline is March 25, 2013, with interim reviews of applications received by midnight on March 7, 2013 and March 20, 2013.

The Assistant General Counsel will lead a team of attorneys, staff professionals and support personnel in providing legal advice and services in all matters related to the Department’s regulatory and enforcement activities. He or she will direct the oversight, assessment, and review of the multidimensional regulatory and enforcement activities and practices of one of the largest Federal Regulatory agencies to ensure conformity with the Administrative Procedure Act, other applicable statutes and Executive Orders, and Departmental policies. This executive will work on challenging and rewarding issues such as safety requirements for unmanned aircraft and driverless cars, environmental impacts of federally-funded transportation projects, training requirements for commercial truck drivers, motor vehicle fuel economy, and consumer protection. The executive will also represent the Department in conferences with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government, state, local and tribal governments.

The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, will receive broad policy guidance and direction from them, and will be responsible for the effective operation of his/her office. The Assistant General Counsel will provide legal and policy advice to our highest officials. When appropriate, DOT will expect the Assistant General Counsel’s recommendations to include innovative approaches to substantive and procedural problems. Because a high degree of trust and confidence must be placed in the successful candidate’s professional skills and judgment, DOT is seeking an individual with demonstrated leadership and supervisor abilities, a proven commitment to client service and a strong background in the relevant legal and policy fields.

DOT is looking for a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates. If you know someone who has the leadership qualities and may be interested in this position, please encourage him/her to apply through the vacancy announcement listed on USAJOBS.

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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