This position is located in the Department of Public Works (DPW), Office of the General Counsel. The Department of Public Works’ Office of General Counsel provides legal services to DPW which is one of the larger District agencies, with approximately 1400 employees. DPW’s primary services include: Solid Waste Management—collection and disposal of residential trash, street cleaning, sanitation enforcement, leaf and snow removal; Parking Enforcement Management—public space parking enforcement, booting, towing and impounding of vehicles; and Fleet Management—procurement, fueling, maintenance, repair and disposition of District owned vehicles. These operations generate issues regarding the delivery of DPW’s services, conduct of its employees, development and implementation of policies and enforcement of regulations.
The attorney will represent DPW in adjudicatory and quasi-adjudicatory proceedings including representing the Department before the Office of Administrative Hearings, which conducts administrative hearings on appeals of unemployment compensation and notices of violations issued under the Litter Control Administration Act.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides expert legal advice and conducts extensive reviews of various legal documents; and provides statements of reasons, draft letters, memoranda and recommendations. Responsible for consulting management and supervisors on legalities that affects their organization’s mission and provide clarification of policies, statues and legislation.
Reviews cases and documents to ensure support of legal position. Represents the agency in hearings and prepares necessary documentation to support cases. Assists the Office and or the Office of the Attorney General with litigation.
Qualifications and Education
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association. Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the District of Columbia.
In addition to the degree requirement, this position requires three years of legal experience as a licensed attorney
Licensures and Certifications
Applicant must be a member of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing or eligible for waiver into the bar. Incumbent must provide proof of current and valid DC licensure