MAYOR’S OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL
OPEN: June 10, 2020
CLOSE: Open until filled
SALARY RANGE/GRADE: Excepted Service Grade 8 ($97,434 to $146,152)
The Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel (MOLC) was established pursuant to D.C. Law 20-60, the Elected Attorney General Implementation and Legal Service Establishment Amendment Act of 2013. The mission of the MOLC is to provide legal and policy advice to the Mayor and District government agencies, particularly through its work in conjunction with the agency general counsel and the supervisory and line attorneys working under them. The MOLC provides direct legal counsel to the Mayor, the Deputy Mayors, and District agencies. Other duties of the MOLC include coordinating the hiring, compensation, training, and resolution of significant personnel-related issues for subordinate agency counsel in conjunction with agency directors; resolving interagency legal issues for the Mayor; overseeing the representation of agencies in investigative matters before the executive branch of the federal government, Congress, or the Council of the District of Columbia; and supervising outside counsel in matters where the Office of the Attorney General is recused from a matter or otherwise not available.
The Associate Director serves as a senior attorney in the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, reporting to the Deputy Director and Director of the MOLC. The Associate Director will have demonstrated knowledge, training, and experience in analyzing complex legal issues. The duties of the position include overseeing the work of junior staff attorneys.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment. The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment. Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.
Candidates interested, must complete this application process. No letters or calls of endorsement are required.