The General Counsel is the chief law officer of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). In this capacity, the General Counsel must be an expert in administrative, competition, and maritime law. The General Counsel's responsibilities include:
Conditions of Employment
You must meet the following qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
As a basic requirement, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and possess experience that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or non-governmental organizations.
FAILURE TO MEET THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT AND ALL EXECUTIVE AND MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS DETERMINATIONS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. This ECQ requires the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies required: Creativity and Innovation; External Awareness; Flexibility; Resilience; Strategic Thinking; and Vision.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. This ECQ requires the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies required: Conflict Management; Leveraging Diversity; Developing Others; and Team Building.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. This ECQ requires the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies required: Accountability; Customer Service; Decisiveness; Entrepreneurship; Problem Solving; and Technical Credibility.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification requires the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies required: Financial Management; Human Capital Management; and Technology Management.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification requires the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies required: Partnering; Political Savvy; and Influencing/Negotiating.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: These factors are required and must be addressed for the incumbent to perform the duties of the position. The applicant is to provide a separate narrative statement for each of the following mandatory technical qualifications that describes fully, but concisely, how their experience supports each of the following qualifications. The combined narrative statements should total no more than 6 pages.
FAILURE TO ADDRESS THESE SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS IN A SEPARATE NARRATIVE STATEMENT WILL ELIMINATE APPLICANTS FROM CONSIDERATION:
MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience serving as a legal authority for a regulatory or competition agency/organization and interacting with Federal regulatory and legislative agencies, Congress, or international competition agencies.
MTQ 2: Thorough knowledge of Federal law and legal principles with respect to two or more of the following: Administrative Procedure Act, Government in the Sunshine Act, Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, and the Civil Service Reform Act.
MTQ 3: Thorough knowledge of economic and policy issues affecting freight transportation as well as demonstrated experience collaborating with economists and industry experts on investigations or cases.
A strong background in economics and/or experience in Federal court litigation would be beneficial.
In order to be considered, you must meet the following education requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
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