Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Oct 05, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The FBI seeks experienced and highly qualified attorneys to join the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI on a wide range of substantive issues. The OGC works closely with other offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other members of the Intelligence Community. OGC also assists the FBI in forming partnerships with other federal, state, local and international agencies, as well as private-sector entities, in support of FBI operations.
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Responsibilities

As an Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Attorney, you will serve as legal counsel for the FBI. The FBI's OGC consists of three branches: Investigative and Administrative Law Branch, National Security and Cyber Law Branch and the Litigation Branch. Your duties and responsibilities will depend on the type of law you practice within each branch. Please visit our postings on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers to view all of our current vacancies. All three branches are currently hiring with openings in some or all of the following units: Civil Litigation Unit, Employment Law Unit, FOIA Litigation Unit, Fiscal and Contract Law Unit, Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit, Cyber Law Unit, Counterintelligence Law Unit, Counterterrorism Law Unit and the Investigative Law Unit.

Note: Additional postings may be added to the DOJ website periodically.

Specialized Experience - Specific to each unit. Please reference the DOJ postings above.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel is dependent on position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


To be eligible for this position, you:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) Clearance.
  • Must complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Must complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually.
  • Must pass an FBI polygraph examination.
  • Must pass an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test.
  • Must be in compliance with the FBI Employment Drug Policy:
    • No use of marijuana within the last three years.
    • No use of any other illegal drug in the past 10 years.
    • No selling, distributing, manufacturing or transporting of any illegal drugs.
    • No use of a prescription drug or a legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the last three years.
In addition, you:
  • Must never have been convicted of a felony.
  • Must not be in default on a student loan insured by the U.S. government.
  • Must be registered with the Selective Service System (males only, exceptions apply).
Please be advised, candidates selected for this position must be DOJ-approved.

Qualifications

GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have two and a half or more years post-JD attorney experience.
GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have four or more years of post-JD attorney experience.

Education

Applicants must possess a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a JD) and be an active member of the bar (in any U.S. jurisdiction).

Additional information

The FBI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other nonmerit factors.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Please read the "Next steps" section for more information.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

To apply for any of these positions, you must provide a complete application package that includes the following REQUIRED documents:
  • Your resume and cover letter.
  • A writing sample, not to exceed 10 pages.
  • Proof of current and active bar association membership.*
  • Photocopy of law school transcripts.*
  • Current SF-50 (if external government employee).
* Current FBI-OGC AGCs do not need to provide law school transcripts or proof of bar association membership.

NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

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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