As an Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Attorney, you will serve as legal counsel for the FBI. The FBI's OGC consists of three branches: Investigative and Administrative Law Branch, National Security and Cyber Law Branch and the Litigation Branch. Your duties and responsibilities will depend on the type of law you practice within each branch. Please visit our postings on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers to view all of our current vacancies. All three branches are currently hiring with openings in some or all of the following units: Civil Litigation Unit, Employment Law Unit, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Litigation Unit, Fiscal and Contract Law Unit, Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit, Cyber Law Unit, Counterintelligence Law Unit, Counterterrorism Law Unit and the Investigative Law Unit.
Note: Additional postings may be added to the DOJ website periodically.
Specialized Experience - specific to each unit; please reference the DOJ postings above. RequirementsConditions of Employment
To be eligible for this position, you:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance.
- Must complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
- Must complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually.
- Must pass an FBI polygraph examination.
- Must pass an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test.
- Must be in compliance with the FBI Employment Drug Policy:
- No use of marijuana within the last three years.
- No use of any other illegal drug in the past 10 years.
- No selling, distributing, manufacturing or transporting of any illegal drugs.
- No use of a prescription drug or a legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the last three years.
In addition, you:
- Must never have been convicted of a felony.
- Must not be in default on a student loan insured by the U.S. government.
- Must be registered with the Selective Service System (males only, exceptions apply).
Please be advised, candidates selected for this position must be DOJ-approved. QualificationsGS-14:
Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have two and a half or more years post-JD attorney experience. GS-15:
Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have four or more years of post-JD attorney experience. Education
Applicants must possess a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM (Master of Laws) degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a JD) and be an active member of the bar (in any U.S. jurisdiction).Additional information
The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other nonmerit factors.