The Department of Justice is the Nation's Top law enforcement agency and is ranked by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the top places to work in the Federal government! The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal Inspector General offices with a prestigious team of professionals.
This position is located in the Immediate Office of the Inspector General (IG). The Front Office is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Counselor to the Inspector General on matters of management policy, reviews and edits OIG reports, oversees special projects of a sensitive and high profile nature, serves as a liaison to DOJ and other government officials, and handles other duties as assigned by the IG and Deputy IG.
For more information on the OIG and the Front Office, please visit our website at http://www.justice.gov/oig.
This vacancy may be used to make selections for similar or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.
As the Counselor to the Inspector General, you will be responsible for using a demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with the workings of the Department of Justice to:
· Provide legal and policy recommendations based on research, analysis, and the evaluation of the results of OIG reviews and investigations and expert information.
· Serve as a senior advisor to the Inspector General on issues that affect the success of the OIG's programs, projects and priorities.
· Review and edit OIG reports and correspondence requiring the Inspector General's approval. These materials include OIG audits, inspections, investigations, special reviews, seminannual reports, Congressional reports, and other reports.
· Develop strategies that best serve the agency's interest, make independent decisions, and provide instructions and guidance in order to implement OIG strategies.
· Serve as a representative of and advocate for the OIG's work, programs, and resoruce needs with appropriate external groups, including Congress, senior DOJ officials, and outside organizations.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
To meet the qualifications at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include, but are not limited to:
Experience analyzing complex legal issues, making statutory interpretations, developing sound and supportable legal and policy recommendations based upon research, analysis and evaluation of the results of reviews, investigations and expert information. Specialized experience is experience both paid and unpaid that has equipped the applicant with the necessary skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of the position.
This position requires a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
To receive full consideration you MUST provide proof of bar membership.
Applications submitted without proof of bar membership will not receive consideration.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
to receive consideration.
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