16059 - General Counsel to the Intelligence Community Inspector General - SNIS Professional

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fairfax County, Virginia
Posted
Jun 13, 2019
Closes
Jun 21, 2019
Function
Analyst, Intelligence
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a SNIS Professional Tier 1 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

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Responsibilities

Component Mission

The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The ICIG has the authority to initiate and conduct independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The ICIG's principal organizational divisions are Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, and Management and Administration. The ICIG also operates a Center for Protected Disclosures.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Serve as the General Counsel providing legal and policy advice to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG), the Deputy IC IG, Assistant Inspectors General (AIG), officers, and staff supporting the Office of the IC IG.
  • Serve as the General Counsel providing legal and policy advice to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (IC IG), the Deputy IC IG, Assistant Inspectors General (AIG), officers, and staff supporting the Office of the IC IG.
  • Manage the IC IG Counsel's Office and the legal staff supporting the Office of the ICIG in providing expert legal advice and guidance in support of the ICIG's statutory mission to promote economy and efficiency and to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the ODNI and the IC.
  • Provide verbal and written direction as to the overall policies, practices, and procedures for providing legal advice and counsel to the Office of the ICIG.
  • Lead, manage, and direct the staff assigned to the ICIG Counsel's office, develop strategic performance objectives, collaborate and oversee goal setting, provide feedback on personnel development, and conduct all necessary performance appraisals.
  • Provide expert, authoritative advice to the IC IG and senior IC IG leadership and staff on extremely complex, difficult, and novel legal issues affecting the responsibilities of the IC IG, the DNI and other Inspectors General within the IC as they relate to statutes, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies; render definitive legal opinions and associated oral advice on a myriad of issues.
  • Provide authoritative support for the activities of the ICIG'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 ICIG staff, and ODNI leaders on a wide range of complex legal issues involving areas of law affecting the ICIG'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 ICIG matters as well as assure legal sufficiency of all documents requiring the ICIG's approval or concurrence within the Office of the ICIG.
  • 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.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Desired Requirements
  • None


Qualifications

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.


Education

N/A

Additional information

Who May Apply
Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISEL) candidates may apply. Highly qualified GS-15s may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISEL) candidates may apply. Highly qualified GS-15s may apply.
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISEL) candidates may apply. Highly qualified GS-15s may apply.
Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
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 DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3799 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. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318.

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