Overview

Duties

Summary

Reviews enforcement investigative reports to determine legal sufficiency for initiation of enforcement actions involving violations of FAA regulations, and represents the FAA in enforcement litigation.


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Responsibilities

Conducts thorough legal research by appropriately identifying and analyzing relevant legal and factual issues and arguments. Assesses legal strengths and weaknesses of available arguments to provide accurate, complete, and practical legal advice and conclusions. Identifies and learns emerging issues, principles, and practices relevant to legal practice area.

Produces written and oral communications that are well organized, clear, and persuasive. Provides oral or written advice tailored to the client and requirements of the agency. Maintains the appropriate balance between providing oral and/or written advice. Effectively adjusts oral and/or written advice to meet the audience expectations and level of understanding.

Demonstrates inter-personal skills needed to develop and maintain strong client relationships. Actively participates with clients to identify and meet client goals and objectives. Seeks consensus with client as to the timing and scope of work. Proactively identifies and appropriately pursues solutions to effectively represent the agency’s interest in responding to high priority issues. Puts forth effort to meet established proficiency level goals and objectives. Keeps client informed of developments, to include why and when an extension may be necessary.

Develops and demonstrates knowledge and understanding of key client business processes, priorities, and objectives relevant to practice area. Accurately identifies client’s business objectives and issues when providing legal advice. Provides appropriate alternative solutions as needed to meet client’s strategic business objectives. Provides legal risk/reward analysis in support of business decisions. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of when and the willingness to go to more senior level of client based on risk levels. Demonstrates skill in representing the agency. Consistently puts forth effort needed to accomplish tasks, and produce work that is timely and of professional quality.

Represents the agency in enforcement action litigation before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Hearings/FAA Decisionmaker.

Provides legal advice and counsel to FAA management in enforcement matters. Provides legal advice to FAA management including high-level agency officials regarding matters within their area(s) of expertise. Provides review and analysis of complex and significant issues within the practice areas to ensure compliance with existing law and agency policies.

Reviews and analyzes enforcement investigative reports, and initiates and processes legal enforcement actions for progressively complex violations of statutory and regulatory safety requirements.

Conducts research and discovery and prepares motions, pre-trial memoranda of law, and post-trial briefs in enforcement proceedings. In certain cases, prepares and submits administrative appeal briefs. Assists the Department of Justice with FAA enforcement actions adjudicated in U.S. District Court.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less – The job may require up to 25% travel.


Supervisory status

No


Promotion Potential

NA


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