Employment Opportunity – Assistant Legal Counsel

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) seeks well qualified individuals to fill the position of Assistant Legal Counsel in the office of NORMA, FSM National Government, Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941.

The Position:

Provide legal services required by the Authority to implement the provisions of the Marine Resource Act of 2002 (MRA) under Title 24 of the FSM Code; provide legal drafting services required by the Authority to amend, improve, update or upgrade the MRA; develop templates of contract, access agreement, arrangement, memorandum of understanding, memorandum of agreement, regulations, schedules and others as needed by the Authority; review and advise on any relevant legal document, not limited to contract, fishing access agreement, fishing management agreement or arrangement and others as required by Authority; represent the Authority in any legal proceeding, meeting, conference, workshop and others as assigned by the Authority; provide legal assistance to facilitate aligning provisions of the MRA with national obligations under any international, regional or national conservation and management agreement or arrangement to which the Authority is a member, or vice versa; develop a comprehensive access agreement template and schedules for foreign fishing vessel and domestic fishing vessel; consult, report and/or collaborate with the Secretary of the FSM Department of Justice where necessary; perform other related duties as required by the Authority.

The Incumbent:

JD or LLB Degree from an accredited law school as a minimum with favorable consideration to admission in good standing to a bar association in any jurisdiction and prior legal supervisory experience.


The Annual Salary is $25,000.00 not to exceed $35,000.00 depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the number of work experience in legal field. Housing, travel and relocation will be provided if applicable.

To Apply:

Send resume or application by mail to the following addresses:

Office of Personnel
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2618/2642
Email: personnel@personnel.gov.fm

NORMA Office
P.O. Box PS-122
Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-2700
Email: info@norma.fm

The Office of Personnel will be accepting application/resume from today December 22, 2021 until filled.

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