PHMSA - Assistant Chief Counsel for the Hazardous Materials Safety Law Division
PHMSA (U.S. Dept. of Transportation)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500 per year
Internal Number: PHMSA.PHC-2021-0007
This position is PHMSA’s Assistant Chief Counsel for the Hazardous Materials Safety Law Division, in the office of Chief Counsel (PHC). Under the direction and supervision of the Chief Counsel and Deputy Chief Counsel of PHMSA, this position is the primary legal advisor to PHMSA’s Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. Duties include:
Supervise or perform all legal functions relating to the regulation of hazardous materials, including the multiple statutes and regulations that comprise Federal Hazardous Material Safety laws and regulations.
Supervise or perform all legal functions relating to enforcement activity under the hazardous materials safety laws.
Supervise or perform all litigation support services provided by the Hazardous Material Safety Legal Division of PHC to the DOT Office of General Counsel and DOJ.
Recommend revisions of policy and procedural guidelines on an ongoing basis, thereby ultimately influencing policy and program decisions.
Represent the Department, PHMSA, the Associate Administrator and the Chief Counsel at conferences, seminars, inter-agency negotiations, public hearings and meetings, administrative and judicial hearings, and in numerous other forums related to hazardous material safety.
Provide legal advice, opinions and services with respect to all aspects of the hazardous materials safety program, including issues concerning the Administrative Procedure Act, Freedom of Information Act, , Federal Advisory Committee Act, Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, Federal statutes and Executive Orders protecting the environment.
This position is perfect for an experienced attorney with leadership abilities with over 5 years of experience in a leadership role in a busy counsel’s office in the federal government or the private sector. Candidates should have strong litigation and enforcement experience, writing and project management skills, in addition to strong knowledge of hazardous material safety laws, environmental laws and rulemaking and regulatory expertise. Other requirements are set forth in the job listing on USA Jobs.