The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation’s housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation’s housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
This position is located in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). OGC provides legal opinions, advice, and services with respect to all departmental programs and activities. OGC has primary responsibility for the development of HUD program regulations and assists in the development of HUD programs and policies. The incumbent of this position serves as one of eight Associate General Counsel and, as such, is given considerable latitude and independent authority to administer certain functional and/or programmatic responsibilities of the Office of General Counsel. Each Associate General Counsel directs and supervises the activities of a substantial portion of the professional and clerical staff of the Office of General Counsel.
The AGC supervises and manages legal work pertaining to the legislative and regulatory functions described below. Since these functions are not limited to specific program areas, requests for this work come from throughout the Department, including from the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, and other officials within the Department. Since both legislation and regulations reflect, at times, major policy calls of the Department, or carry significant budgetary implications, the Associate General Counsel also interacts significantly with legislative, regulatory, and budgetary staff at the Office of Management and Budget, and often with Congressional staff. The Office of Legislation and Regulations, which the Associate General Counsel supervises and manages, consists of two Divisions. Each Division is headed by an Assistant General Counsel who reports directly to the Associate General Counsel. The activities assigned to each Division are as follows:
Legislation Division: provides legal services and advice in connection with the development of the Department’s legislative program (coordinates the development and clearance of the Department’s annual authorizing legislation)
Regulations Division: provides legal service and advice in connection with the development of the Department’s regulatory program (drafts and clears regulations necessary to carry out the Department’s programs and policies)
Occasional travel – Work related travel may be required.