Supervisor Attorney-Advisor

Washington, D.C
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

NSD is seeking an experienced Supervisory Attorney Advisor to serve as the Deputy Chief of the Litigation
Section. The major duties include:
- Performs all duties assigned or required to execute the programmatic, legal, and administrative agenda of OI and NSD related to intelligence litigation, particularly litigation implicating FISA, as well as related
oversight responsibilities.
- Coordinates and oversees intelligence-related litigation matters, including evaluating and reviewing
requests to use or disclose information collected under FISA in criminal, civil, and administrative
- Coordinates with prosecutors on national security investigations and prosecutions involving the use of
foreign intelligence information, including responding to requests for discovery of such information, motions
to suppress, and all other litigation matters involving the use of intelligence information in criminal cases.
- Develops and conducts training for counterterrorism and counterintelligence prosecutors and agents
regarding the use of foreign intelligence information.
- Coordinates national security, intelligence, and law enforcement initiatives at the highest levels of
government. Provides legal advice and assistance to senior Department officials on legal and policy issues
in the area of intelligence-related litigation.
- Coordinates with IC and law enforcement agencies in order to achieve U.S. intelligence and other
national security objectives. Represents NSD when interacting with other agencies on legal, policy and
operational issues. Participates in meetings, planning sessions, committees, task forces, and other forums
and updates Department leadership and staff on pending issues.
- Supervises and rates subordinate attorneys assigned to the Litigation Section. Plans, directs, and
reviews work to be accomplished by subordinates. As required, establishes program emphasis, develops
operating policies and guidelines, and communicates policies and priorities. In furtherance of these
functions, determines and implements internal organization, practices, training needs, and improvements in work processes and procedures.
- Ensures that resource enhancements necessary for proposed priorities are identified and justified. Uses
efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace for improved program
- Promotes and supports the Division's equal employment policies and programs designed to enhance
workforce diversity aims. Demonstrates a firm commitment to applying merit promotion principles in all
aspects of hiring, selection, training and development, and employee retention.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of two year trial period.
  • You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.) subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • Must be able to occasionally travel out-of-town.
  • Candidates selected for an attorney position with NSD are expected to make a three-year commitment.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.


Applicants must be able to qualify for the highest and most sensitive security clearances.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree with at least five years of post-J.D. experience and be an active
member of a bar (any jurisdiction).
Applicants must also possess excellent analytical and writing skills and have experience with federal
criminal practice, procedure, and litigation.
Applicants must have experience in leading attorneys and/or managing complex projects or litigation
Experience involving the use of classified material in criminal litigation, including information obtained or
derived pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, is strongly preferred.
Applicants must be able to develop and maintain close and collaborative working relationships with
colleagues within the Department and the IC.
Applicants must have the dedication and capacity to work both independently and collaboratively in a very
demanding environment.
Please clearly explain in your cover letter your experience and skills that bear on the above qualifications.
Candidates selected for this position with NSD are expected to make a three-year commitment.


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 .

Additional information

Department Policies:
Equal Employment Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement .
Reasonable Accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department's Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs .

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work
arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected,
you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination
by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The
agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and
how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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