General Counsel to the Intelligence Community IG - SNIS Professional Tier 1

Reston, Virginia
Jun 28, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Major Duties and Responsibilities Con'td:

  • Provide authoritative support for the activities of the IC IG's statutory responsibility to audit, investigate, inspect, and review independently the programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the DNI.
  • Provide expert legal advice and counsel to the IC IG, AIGs, the Office of the IC IG staff, and ODNI leaders on a wide range of complex legal issues involving areas of law affecting the IC IG's and the ODNI's duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws, regulations and policies, including civil, criminal, and administrative procedure; fraud; appropriations; procurement; grants; federal disclosure statutes; conflicts of interest; ethics; employee standards of conduct; and discipline.
  • Render definitive legal opinions on IC IG matters as well as assure legal sufficiency of all documents requiring the IC IG's approval or concurrence within the Office of the IC IG.
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with other counsels to Offices of Inspectors General; ODNI components including the Office of General Counsel; Office of Legislative Affairs; and Civil Liberties and Protection Office; and with the Congressional Intelligence Oversight Committees.
  • Lead the IC IG Council of Counsels, which provides legal and policy support to the statutory IC IG Forum that serve as a mechanism to promote the work of all Inspectors General within the Intelligence Community.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert legal knowledge obtained through the 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.
  • Demonstrated expertise in four or more of the following IC Inspector General practice areas: 1) Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended; 2) National Security Act of 1947, as amended; 3) IC Whistleblower protections, 4) administrative law and investigations; 5) intelligence oversight matters, 6) privacy and civil liberties issues, 7) federal employee ethics, 8) Equal Employment Opportunity law, 9) acquisition and appropriations law; and 10) civil and/or criminal litigation.
  • In-depth knowledge of the mission and legal issues affecting the IC.
  • Superior communications skills including the ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, complex concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in complex, ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and managerial capabilities, including the ability to effectively direct taskings, assess and manage performance measurements, support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel, maintain confidentiality, promote and uphold integrity standards, and adhere to the highest discretionary standards.
  • Superior and recognized ability to resolve complex legal problems, to think creatively to solve complex and novel legal and policy issues, and to gain consensus among disparate organizations on legal and/or IG issues of common concern.
  • In-depth knowledge of the mission and legal issues affecting the IC.


The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.
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 Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. 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. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Due to the large number of applications received, applicants will be contacted ONLY if they have been selected for an interview.

Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

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