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District of Columbia, D.C
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

About the Office:
The mission of the National Security Division (NSD) is to coordinate the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts in carrying out its core mission of combating terrorism and protecting national security, including protecting our national assets from state-sponsored threats to the private sector. NSD is responsible for supervising the enforcement of all federal criminal laws related to counterterrorism and counterespionage, except those specifically assigned to other divisions. NSD also serves as DOJ's liaison to the United States Intelligence Community (USIC) and represents the government and the USIC before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. NSD advises the Attorney General regarding all matters of national security policy.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description:
The National Security Division (NSD) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as its Director of Training and Workforce Development (Director). The Director is central to the professional development and training of more than 400 employees (including managers, attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants, and other professionals). The Director develops and maintains an innovative and progressive training curriculum tied specifically to strategic priorities of the Division. The Director also coordinates and manages NSD's Workforce Development programs including NSD's Detail and Rotation Program, Mentoring Program, Intern Program, Diversity Committee, and Women in National Security Law Group. The Director is delegated authority to plan, schedule, and implement training programs and workforce development initiatives under the general supervision of NSD's General Counsel and at the direction of NSD's Chief of Staff. Responsibilities and duties include the following:
  • Serves as an expert consultant in the areas of training and development and provides professional leadership and authoritative consultant services to top-level officials within the Division and the Department on the development of training and workforce development;
  • Engages with Division personnel on issues related to career development, professional development, and workplace satisfaction;
  • Develops and facilitates NSD New Employee Orientation, New Attorney Training, and Management Training;
  • Recruits and retains a core of volunteer instructors capable of offering in-house training and ensures that instructors possess the training required to develop and deliver effective courses;
  • Personally conducts attorney training sessions as appropriate;
  • Provides the necessary oversight and support to ensure that Division employees fulfill DOJ training requirements including annual mandatory professionalism/discovery/ethics training;
  • Maintains the Division's training records and handles the Division's reporting requirements with respect to required training;
  • Administers the Division's training website and resources;
  • Coordinates Division participation in programs conducted by the Department's Office of Legal Education and outside organizations;
  • Establishes a system for evaluating training received by Division employees. Distributes and collects training evaluations and analyzes and communicates results with sound recommendations for improving existing and/or offering future training courses;
  • Develops and facilitates NSD's on-line training;
  • Works with the Department's Chief Learning Officer and with other Federal agencies in order to share expertise and effective practices in training programs;
  • Supervises and provides technical and professional leadership and guidance to personnel assigned to the Training Office; and
  • Represents the Division at a variety of meetings and conferences and maintains effective relationships with professionals and other organizations and groups concerned with the Division's programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.


Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have 4 or more years of post-J.D. professional experience to be qualified at the GS-15 level. Applicants with experience in training are preferred. Applicants must also have superior academic credentials, writing and analytic skills.

Applicants must also be able to qualify for the highest and most sensitive security clearances.

Additional information

GS-15: $155,700 - $183,500 (per annum)
Periodic travel may be required.
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.

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