28173 - Attorney - GS-15

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 17, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is an opportunity for:
An internal candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.

Who May Apply
-
Current ODNI permanent cadre.
- Current GS employees at the same grade or up to two grades lower than the advertised position grade 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.
- Candidates outside the Federal Government.
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Responsibilities

- Provide expert legal advice and counsel to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) senior leadership on complex 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 expert legal advice and counsel on matters relating to the running of a federal agency.
- Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (U.S.) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.
- Counsel clients, including senior ODNI leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
- Expertly conduct or direct legal research and analysis on extremely complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have a significant impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief ODNI leadership on issues and findings.
- Provide timely reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the U.S., Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief ODNI leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the ODNI's or the IC's missions or activities.
- Expertly analyze 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 expert advice and counsel to senior management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.
- Provide expert briefings for ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior ODNI leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities.
- Maintain productive working relationships with ODNI elements, IC colleagues, executive agencies, congressional personnel and members, congressional committees, and use these relationships to advocate ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


- Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues.
- Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC's law practice, such as: national security law, including legal issues relating to counterterrorism, counter proliferation, cybersecurity, and counterintelligence; intelligence oversight; privacy and civil liberties; standards of conduct & criminal conflicts of interest; Equal Employment Opportunity law; acquisition and appropriations; administrative law; and litigation.
- Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
- Superior ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, the most complex concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience being addressed, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in complex, ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
- Superior 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.
- Expert 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. IN GENERAL, TO QUALIFY FOR A POSITION AT GS-15 LEVEL, you must have at least 5 years of specialized experience and TO QUALIFY FOR A POSITION AT THE GS-14 LEVEL, you must have 2-5 years of specialized experience.

Qualifications

***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

NOTE: THE DUTY LOCATION FOR THIS POSITION CAN BE IN EITHER THE MCLEAN OR BETHESDA SITE.


- 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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. 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 BELOW.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

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 position description and required MDRs and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. Applicants will also be evaluated on their narrative responses to the MDRs. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

All Applicants:

APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. 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 or email at 703-275-3799.

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