[Jobs] Fed Govt Openings in DC & TX

A few years ago, you may have heard “government jobs” and thought “stability.” When you hear “government jobs” today, you should think “available.”

Whether its the change in the executive or legislative branches or the missteps of the private sector, we are in a climate of government expansion. The hot practice areas at firms are even hotter in the government.

Here are a few of the positions posted lately on USAJOBS, the official job board of the federal government:

Department of EnergyAttorney-Adviser
Excerpt: Provide legal support, advice and counsel to the Principal Offices and Assistant Secretaries for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on matters concerning DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and activities, focused in particular on the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs. Legal support, advice and counsel will involve programmatic issues, proposed and final rulemakings and other regulatory oversight matters.
Salary: 60,989.00 – 153,200.00 USD /year
Location: Washington, DC
Comment: How come I never knew there was an Office of Weatherization?

Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationRegional Attorney/Senior Attorney
Excerpt: Incumbent performs or oversees a wide range of litigation, transactional and bankruptcy, legal work relating to the FDIC’s role as Receiver or Conservator of failed banks, with particular emphasis on the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, and FDIC policy governing the activities, operations and structure of Receiverships. Participates in the litigation of receivership matters, the resolutions of failing banks, and in the management and sale of receivership assets. Conducts legal research, prepares legal opinions and legal documentation, and participates in legal negotiation in receivership transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters. Interprets complex commercial and/or civil procedural laws and regulations and makes legal recommendations, orally or in writing.
Salary: 75,143.00 – 169,227.00 USD /year
Location: Dallas, TX
Comment: With 15 vacancies, banks better be on their best behavior.

Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian AffairsAttorney
Excerpt: This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Water and Power. Applicants with experience working with Indian tribes on water rights claims and water law are preferred, however others will be considered. The duties of this position include complex legal responsibilities that deal with rights to the use of water resources and hydroelectric power related to land and natural resources owned by the United States or reserved by the United States for Indian use and benefit. The incumbent will develop and execute litigation strategy, advise the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and staff, and the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the discharge of the government’s trust responsibility for the protection of water resources.
Salary range: 71,087.00 – 129,865.00 USD /year
Location: Washington, DC
Comment: How does the bundle of sticks analogy play out in water law? A bundle of seaweed?

Further reading: Government careers: Applying for federal and security-related jobs, advice from Derrick Dortch in the Washington Post.

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[Jobs] In-House Positions CNA, HP, Microsoft, PlayStation

For the past few days, I’ve been finalizing the (awesome!) newsletter that goes out tomorrow.  I apologize for the lack of daily updates.  In the meantime, as I head back to the grind, here are some interesting jobs that I found around the web.

CNA has quite a few in-house opportunities for lawyers and paralegals, including Senior Litigation Attorney positions in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  It also includes a VP & Associate General Counsel (securities) position in Chicago.

Hewlett-Packard also has a number of opportunities for legal professionals.  These include a Legal Director for Brazil, Employment Litigation Counsel in Texas (brief description below), and Specialist Legal Counsel in New Jersey.  To easily search for legal positions, click on HP’s job site and click on “Search Jobs in HP” on the left-hand side.

Job Description

Hewlett-Packard Company is seeking an Employment Litigation Manager to join the Legal Department’s Labor & Employment litigation team at our office in Plano, TX.  The attorney will be responsible for managing certain employment litigation, including FLSA and other wage and hour cases.  As Employment Litigation Manager, you will work with outside law firms to determine litigation strategy and manage all aspects of the cases.  In addition, the lawyer occupying the position will be responsible for monitoring and managing the budget for the case, routinely working with in-house paralegals, and advising HP management about the merits and strategy of the litigation.

Microsoft has quite a few legal opportunities, including a number of intellectual property counsel positions, e.g., patent prosecution and intellectual property policy.  However, there are also litigation, transactional, and employment attorney opportunities as well.  Due to the company’s secure recruiting website, I’d recommend searching the site for appropriate positions.  My search included U.S. jobs in the Legal Division.

Finally, Sony PlayStation is also hiring a few lawyers.  (And, if you want my off the record opinion, I think the video game industry is where it’s at!)  These include a Director, Litigation attorney in San Francisco (Job Number 01483), Senior Manager of Corporate Compliance in San Francisco (Job Number 01454), and a Contracts Specialist (Job Number 01494).  Again, it’s easiest to go to the company’s recruiting website and search for legal positions in the Job Field and/or look up by Job Number.

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[TX Job] In-house Counsel Match.com

If we want to be honest with ourselves, we all fall into one of three categories:

  1. We have/had a profile on Match.com;
  2. We peruse/We’ve perused the profiles on Match.com; and/or
  3. We could do without the Match.com commercials.

Luckily, if a Corporate Counsel and/or Associate General Counsel position in Dallas fits your personality, you may have found your perfect, er, match.

Job descriptions on website, sample benefits listed below:

Benefits:
In addition to a unique culture that appeals to individuals who thrive in hyper-drive environments and who work just as hard as they play, Match.com also provides US employees with a full spectrum of benefits including:

- Matching 401(k)
- Matching Gifts Program
- Free sodas, bottled water and Starbucks coffee
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Company-paid maternity & paternity leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life and AD&D Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- Pet Insurance
- Discounted gym membership
- Employee Assistance Program
- Discounted Group Auto and Property Insurance
- Laid-back, casual work environment

This is a summary of benefits and does not offer provisions such as exclusions or plan limitations.


This series posts jobs found around the web.  RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found.  In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.  Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.  Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed.  Thank you.