Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 10, 2019
Closes
Oct 17, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as an Attorney-Advisor, working under general supervision in the form of broad policy and program guidance. Attorney-Advisors are expected to accomplish assigned functions on their own initiative, independently formulate requirements, responsibly allocate available resources, and develop, recommend, and monitor implementation of agency policies and procedures.

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Responsibilities

Prior experience related to legal and policy issues implicating privacy, civil liberties, and/or counterterrorism or national security matters is strongly preferred.

Major Duties
  • Serve as an attorney with limited supervision while gathering factual information, conducting legal and policy analysis, and providing legal expertise to the Board in complex investigations and/or reviews.
  • Prepare memoranda and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.
  • Respond in writing and orally to inquiries from Members of the Board regarding the status of investigations and/or reviews, research and analysis, and policy implications of existing and proposed programs and making recommendations to the Board.
  • Summarize reports received from the intelligence community and other agencies and extract essential information.
  • Assist the Board in reviewing and analyzing federal counterterrorism programs pursuant to its mission to ensure that both existing and proposed programs adequately safeguard privacy and civil liberties.
  • Advise and assist in the identification of issues and recommendations by providing policy advice, conducting research, and carrying out investigations, as required.
  • Analyze privacy and civil liberties-related issues, national security and counterterrorism programs and assist the Board in understanding how programs operate.
  • Assist in drafting Board reports evaluating efforts to protect the nation from terrorism and other Board reports to the President, Congress and the public, as well as drafting congressional testimony, letters, and other documents to carry out the Board's responsibilities.
  • Represent the Board in interactions with officials from other departments and agencies of the Federal government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as required.
  • Utilize superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products that are targeted to and meet the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives, while demonstrating analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify issues and to develop process improvements, and working effectively and collaboratively with team members and other agency employees.


  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    None

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) Security clearance. If you already have a TS/SCI clearance, please highlight your last investigation date in your application.

    Qualifications

    The agency uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual subject to the equivalent of that payable for a position at level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5.

    Education

    Must possess a J.D. or LL.B. and be a member in good standing of a state bar or the District of Columbia bar.

    Additional information

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    The Federal Government offers a number of exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most other organizations. As a Federal employee, you will be eligible for health benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers, long-term care insurance, generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays, a family-friendly work environment, flexible spending options, and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private-industry organizations.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    A panel will convene to evaluate applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. A review of your application will be made to determine whether you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated. Candidates will be placed into categories of "best qualified", "qualified", and "not qualified". If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be placed in a different category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your categorization.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Cover letter, resume, and writing sample (10 pages or less). If you are less than 3 years out of college or law school, please also include a transcript. All submitted materials must be at the UNCLASSIFIED level.

    If all the materials above are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.

    Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to provide references and undergo a writing assessment.

    A candidate's application may be considered for other eligible vacant positions at the agency. The candidate will be contacted if considered for another eligible vacant position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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