Notice & Comment

Job Posting: Assistant General Counsel in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Regulation

Here are the details:

The Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation, is looking for a dynamic executive to serve as the Assistant General Counsel for Regulation to direct the oversight, assessment, and review of the regulatory agenda of one of the largest Federal regulatory agencies.  The Assistant General Counsel for Regulation provides legal services on all matters related to the Department’s regulatory activities, including issues such as safety requirements for unmanned aircraft and driverless cars, delivery of federally funded transportation projects, training requirements for commercial truck drivers, motor vehicle fuel economy, and consumer protection.

The Department wants to attract a diverse pool of candidates who can bring in depth executive management and a history of demonstrated success leading a legal office overseeing a practice involving extensive working knowledge of administrative law, the Administrative Procedure Act, statutory interpretation, and the legal principles that apply to notice-and-comment rulemaking and adjudication under complicated statutes. This includes experience in governmental entities, private law firms, corporations, trade associations and/or academia, and the ability to work collaboratively across organizational lines, while operating within appropriately constrained legal and procedural parameters. Full vacancy announcement details and instructions on how to apply to this position can be accessed at this USAJOBS link.

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