Wednesday , March 22 2023

NASA Employment – Legal Operations

Website NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Job Description:

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is recruiting for an attorney with a background in managing legal operations for a diverse legal organization to integrate, manage and operate the legal operations functions for a consolidated, geographically dispersed enterprise legal operation with a $37M budget and operations across a dozen core legal functions that support the entire Agency.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures risk management is an integral component of strategy, culture, and legal operations.
  • Benchmarks legal operations at other in-house legal organizations to recommend new enterprise approaches for legal operations to include evolving OGC’s transformation implementation plans. Collects and studies client feedback and other relevant data to glean, communicate and implement best practices and lessons learned. Monitors and optimizes the integration and utilization of NASA legal administrative professionals.
  • Responsible for OGC operations, including project management and planning to facilitate effective and efficient consolidated approaches to legal knowledge management and technology; financial and risk management; key performance indicators and data management, Diversity Equity Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA), and strategic workforce planning, development and utilization.
  • Leads members of Strategic Working Groups (SWG) and other OGC sub-component governance groups. In addition, leads strategic management of workforce enabling an effective enterprise approach to hiring, internships, talent development, recruitment, retention, awards, and training.
  • Serves as the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Enterprise Director of Legal Operations, and reports to the General Counsel and coordinates closely with the Deputy General Counsel. Supervises staff and other employees and is the executive responsible for developing and maturing OGC operational capabilities. Identifies, implements and evolves sustainable operational approaches to ensure the effectiveness of NASA’s legal function. Leads creation of processes and practices to improve the day-to-day efficiency and effectiveness of the legal team, facilitating change and controlling costs.
  • Leads a communications function utilizing principles of change management to help explain the transformation of OGC’s goals, processes and technologies in order to effect change, control change and help employees adapt to change.
  • Manages enterprise budget and administers the OGC Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.
  • Provides leadership of aligned Chief Counsels and/or Associate General Counsels and supporting staff who have enterprise operational roles on or in support of the OGC Legal Leadership Team. Provides oversight of the development of strategic plans, integrated management, and daily operations for the OGC legal team.
  • Manages/Chairs OGC’s new Legal Leadership Board (LLB) which serves as the strategic-level governance, decision-making and advisory body within OGC for decisions that affect the legal enterprise. Sets the goals and objectives of LLB and ensures that they are met.
  • Fosters constructive culture change and continuous improvement within the OGC Enterprise and identifies where and how divergent operational approaches at different locations can be optimized.

Job Requirements:

  • Successful completion of pre-employment and random drug testing may be required.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation commensurate with the risk and sensitivity level of the position.
  • Must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • The individual selected will be required to file an ‘Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Please see the Additional Information section for important information about COVID-19.

Job Details:

Company: NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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