The mission of the Legislative and Correctional Issues Branch (LCI) is to provide legal assistance in correctional issues such as inmate rights and conditions of confinement, sentence computations, medical and mental health issues, inmate safety issues, drafts and reviews legislation that might affect BOP operations, and coordinates BOP rule-making process.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The incumbent serves as an Associate General Counsel in the Legislative and Correctional Issues Branch and directly supervises eight (8) Attorney Advisors and support staff in Washington, D.C. and support staff at the Designation and Sentence Computation Center (DSCC) in Grand Prairie, Texas. The incumbent works with and advises senior leaders, supervisors, and staff concerning legal aspects of, and the interpretation, applicability, and compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations, and constitutional provisions relating to the confinement of inmates. The incumbent will work closely with Departmental officials, the United States Attorneys Office and officials in other Executive Branch on statutory matters that affect the BOP and to resolve correctional issues.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least four (4) years post-JD legal or other relevant experience.
Preferred qualification: Prior experience in correctional law is preferred, but not required.
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a writing sample by September 24, 2023 to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Office of General Counsel
320 First Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20534
Attention: Elisa Mason, Sr Deputy General Counsel
It is preferred that you submit your application packet via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
No telephone calls please. This position is open until filled but no later than September 24, 2023.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.