Washington, D.C
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Executive, Director
Full Time

  • Serves as the Executive Director for the PCLOB and is responsible for directing and overseeing the work of staff in support of the agency's mission to review federal counter terrorism programs to ensure they have appropriate safeguards for privacy and civil liberties. The incumbent works closely with the Chairman and Board Members on strategic planning and assessing the management and resource implications of any proposed action. The incumbent receives general direction from the Chairman and Board Members. Within the framework of broadly defined management objectives, the incumbent establishes plans and policies to ensure accomplishment of programs and projects in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Directs, supervises and coordinates the work of agency staff in pursuit of the PCLOB's mission, including both its oversight and advice functions. This includes directing staff in planning and conducting investigations and in conducting research to scope and assess projects for the Board's review. The Executive Director manages preparation of the PCLOB's reports on counter terrorism programs, and coordinates responses to congressional and administration requests, and Board feedback and comments to the President, other agencies, and Congress.
  • Coordinates with Operations Staff on matters relating to resources, internal agency policy development, and programmatic developments, including human resources, facilities, logistics and environment, budget, information management and resource management functions.
  • Represents the PCLOB in meetings with other government officials, Congress, industry, civil society, academia, and the public to include in public forums and with the media.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) Security clearance. If you already have a TS/SCI clearance, please highlight your last investigation date in your application.


At the AD-0905-00 level (Equivalent to the Executive Level V), you must meet the following qualification:
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. More specifically, this requires a minimum of ten years work experience following completion of law degree with strong writing skills, proficiency in oral presentation and briefing; and subject matter expertise in privacy, civil liberties, and/or national security (especially counterterrorism) are essential for this position. Other experience includes: managing and setting long range goals and objectives, and translating objectives into specific projects; and assessing mission and work requirements and developing plans, goals and objectives.

Must possess a J.D. or LL.B. and be a member in good standing of a state bar or the District of Columbia bar.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position requires specific education to qualify and you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

The agency uses the Administratively Determined pay system in which rank is attached to the individual. The salary range for this position is statutorily capped at $165,300 and is equivalent to an Executive Schedule Level V.

Telework Suitability:
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:
This is an opportunity for permanent employment in the excepted service. Selection for this position will require serving a two-year trial period.

If selected, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

PCLOB uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

Applications for this positions will be accepted on a continuous basis up to the closing date of the announcement. Referrals will be made no more than once a month, or upon management request.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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