Provide preliminary legal advice to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) leadership on areas of law affecting ODNI's duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies.
Provide recommendations to senior attorneys to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.
Counsel clients, including ODNI leaders, on legal issues and provide effective guidance on possible courses of action; prepare documents on legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
Conduct research and analysis on complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have an impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief senior attorneys on issues and findings.
Provide initial reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the US Constitution and laws of the US, Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief senior attorneys on potential legal and policy issues and recommend solutions to address legal problems having potential impact on the ODNI's or the IC missions or activities.
Perform initial analyses of statutes, bills, reports and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations and policies, to determine their effect on the ODNI and the IC; provide advice and counsel to senior attorneys on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.
Maintain productive working relationships with peers in ODNI elements, the IC, executive agencies, congressional personnel, congressional committees, and use these relationships to discuss ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities.RequirementsConditions of Employment
Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Qualifications
Multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues.
Thorough knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC's law practice, such as: intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation.
Research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
Ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience being addressed, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
Interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment and superior creative problem-solving skills.
Legal knowledge obtained through the completion of a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and active membership in the Bar of the highest court of a US State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. Proof of membership is required for employment.
Attorneys in ODNI OGC rotate portfolios on a regular basis to provide legal support and guidance on unique and complex issues.
Accordingly, attorneys are expected to provide expert legal counsel, advice and support across a wide range of legal issues as detailed in this announcement.
To that end, ODNI OGC is looking for attorneys who are well-rounded, have broad legal experience, and with an interest in a wide array of practice areas relevant to the intelligence community.
Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis and one or more candidates will be selected from this advertisement.
If you apply for this position and have not heard from us within 90 days of the date of your application, then we do not currently have an available position commensurate with your skills.
We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the fine candidates who wish to work for the ODNI Office of General Counsel. Education
Completion of a Doctorate of Jurisprudence or Bachelor of Laws degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school, and active membership of the Bar of the highest court of a US State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
Proof of Bar Status is required.Additional informationJob Interview Travel:
Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C. area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.Salary Determination:
A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.Other Information
The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the ODNI will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance on other Federal agency safety protocols based on vaccination status remain in effect.
Therefore, the ODNI may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purpose of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY.