Jack St. John, acting general counsel at the General Services Administration, has been appointed to assume his position on a full-time basis.
He will lead the 130 attorneys under the agency's Office of General Counsel, and will conduct chief legal advisory duties to the GSA head, the agency said Tuesday.
He will also continue to guide GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on how to identify agency priorities and boost policy implementation, and advise on regulation in his capacity as the designated agency ethics official.
St. John joined the agency in January 2017 as senior White House advisor, and was later appointed in March of that year as GSA chief of staff.
He then assumed the concurrent, additional role of acting general counsel in October 2017.
Prior to joining GSA, St. John practiced law in Alabama.