Pay is set within the specified pay range based on consideration of the selectee’s current salary and other factors.
The Southwest Regional Office is responsible for legal matters involving all Department bureaus in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas and on the Navajo Reservation, and legal matters involving certain bureaus in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Missouri.
- The Regional Solicitor manages the work of the staff in the Region, including reviewing completed work of attorneys for effectiveness and success of actions taken; determining work load; reviewing and determining fiscal and personnel requirements; determining the impact of new programs and projects; reviewing budgetary demands involved in the Regional operations as well as participating in the same activities for the Office of the Solicitor nationwide; and fostering working relationships with Department bureaus and offices, State, local, and Tribal governments, and officials of other Federal agencies.
- Furnishes specialized legal expertise in a vast and varied array of legal fields including 1) administrative law and procedures; 2) legislative law and procedures; 3) constitutional law and procedures; 4) laws affecting Indians; 5) court rules and procedures; 6) contract and procurement laws; 7) real and personal property laws; 8) labor-management laws; and 9) specific and related laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the various Departmental bureaus, offices, programs, functions and activities.
- Appears as Department Counsel in contract negotiations, administrative hearings and proceedings; reviews and prepares documents, contracts, grants, leases, wills; develops legal theories, tactics, and procedures; prepares for and assist in the trial of matters litigated and appealed in Federal Courts; furnishes technical and policy guidance in the solution of complex, technical, and difficult legal issues; performs exhaustive research; furnishes legal advice, opinions, decisions and other new and novel legal procedures, instruments, and documents required to facilitate and provide the most effective operation, administration and enforcement of various Departmental programs and activities.
- Represents the Solicitor, Secretary, or other Departmental officials in meetings, negotiations and conferences with Governors and key officials of state and local governments, Members of Congress and their staffs, State and Federal judges, distinguished private attorneys, and other high officials of other Federal agencies and the Department.
Occasional travel – –