Attorney (General, Contracts, Personnel, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Honors)

Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


As an Attorney for the CIA, you will handle a wide variety of legal issues, including:
  • Civil and criminal litigation
  • Foreign intelligence and counterintelligence activities
  • Counterterrorism
  • Counter narcotics
  • Nonproliferation and arms control
  • Personnel and security matters
  • Contracting
  • Finance and budget matters
  • Tax
  • Immigration
  • International financial transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Copyright and intellectual property
  • Foreign and international law
  • Legislation

Learn more about this agency


You will have the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of US Government agencies, Congress, federal and state courts, plus the private sector, and will have regular contact with other Intelligence Community agencies, the White House, the National Security Council and the Departments of Defense, State, Justice, Treasury, Commerce, and Homeland Security.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
15 - GS-15.


Conditions of Employment

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume
  • Unofficial law school transcript
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Three (3) legal references with full names and contact information
  • Legal writing sample

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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