General Counsel

Office of the Inspector General, High-Speed Rail Authority

Under the general direction of the Inspector General for the High Speed Rail Authority, the Attorney III acts as the house counsel and serves as a member of the Executive team performing a wide variety of complex and sensitive legal services and support to OIG-HSR’s mission including, but not limited to: advising the Inspector General and OIG-HSR staff on legal questions and issues; preparing and analyzing legal opinions, regulations, and legislative measures; assisting in the development of policies and procedures; performing legal research and review for audits, inspections, evaluations, reviews, and investigations; assisting in investigations into fraud, abuse, misconduct, and other violations; reviewing contracts and assisting with contract negotiations; advising on human resources/personnel matters and drafting and reviewing documents relating to personnel actions; and responding to Public Records Act requests. The incumbent works closely with OIG-HSR staff and contractors to ensure OIG-HSR compliance with privacy and security legal requirements, industry standards, and best practices for protecting the identity of whistleblower complainants and other confidential information. The incumbent also works closely with OIG-HSR leadership and staff to ensure departmental compliance with laws, regulations, and OIG-HSR policy. The incumbent performs with a high degree of independence, and is responsible for minimizing risk exposure, and guarding against non-compliance with policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

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