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The Deputy General Counsel assists the General Counsel in providing expert legal advice and counsel to the Chief of Police and senior officials of the Department. This position advises on Agency-wide policy and manages legal staff in providing counsel on all legal matters concerning the operation and administration of programs, legislation, and policy affecting MPD.
- The Deputy General Counsel provides leadership on all aspects of the provision of legal services across the agency and maintains the highest customer service standards for the provision of those services.
- Provide oversight to the legal staff in analyzing, orally and in writing, laws, court decisions, and practices in other police jurisdictions. Assists in the planning, directing and monitoring of on-going legal projects and activities of the Office of the General Counsel and is primarily responsible for the implementation of administrative policies, procedures and day-to-day operations.
- Direct and participate with the staff in reviewing formal decisions of the District and federal courts to determine their impact on existing policies, practices, procedures, methods, and operations of the Department. Prepare detailed analysis of decisions and recommends necessary changes to comply with court decisions.
- Responsible for the work of the staff attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff in the development of civil litigation strategies in collaboration with the attorneys from the Office of the Attorney General assigned to represent the Department. Such work includes developing and reviewing interrogatories, briefs, and memoranda and preparing the Department personnel for depositions. Serves as the liaison with the Office of the Attorney General in securing representation of the Department and individual members in civil and administrative litigation matters.
- Present and discuss with the Chief of Police detailed analyses and recommendations for legal matters.
- Participate in meetings with other agencies concerned with the legal functionality of law enforcement and initiates and attends internal meetings to discuss and advise on legal issues.
- Provide direction, oversight and mentoring to assigned staff on practices, procedures and proposed changes, particularly in areas of administrative and criminal law, legislation, training, juvenile offender matters, and criminal investigations.
- Study existing practices and procedures relating to securing and handling evidence and seized property, arrests, and First Amendment assemblies. Through discussions with the Chief of Police, staff members, observation of police activities and the study and analysis of General Orders, regulations, and Departmental records, determine whether existing procedures and practices should be changed or abolished. Coordinate with appropriate officials to implement changes.
- Applicants must be active members in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar or have the ability to waive in and be admitted within 360 days of appointment. An appointee to the Legal Service position shall remain a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar during her/his employment in the Legal Service.
- Candidates must have at least six (6) years of specialized professional legal experience following law school graduation.
- Specialized experience for this position includes: experience performing professional work as a licensed attorney in a General Counsel’s office of a District or federal government agency or a private sector organization, or in a law firm; representing clients as a licensed attorney before federal or state administrative agencies and/or before the United States District Courts; providing advice or counsel to clients on legal matters; and drafting briefs for matters before the United States District Courts.
Company: DC Government
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Tampa, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A