Office of General Counsel, United States Marshals Service (USMS) Headquarters, U.S. Department of Justice, Crystal Gateway 3, Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia provides advice and guidance to USMS managers and employees on issues including but not limited to civil and criminal procedure, labor and personnel law, federal contracts, asset forfeiture, Freedom of Information Act/ Privacy Act, and ethics. Attorneys also represent the USMS in administrative litigation matters and assist U.S. Attorney offices in agency representation in federal civil matter.
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 Office of the General Counsel seeks multiple Attorney Advisors, to function as Body Worn Camera (BWC) and information disclosure attorneys.
As a Attorney-Advisor (General) at the GS-0905-14/15 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:
- You will report directly to the Agency's FOIA/Privacy Act (PA) Officer.
- Reviewing requests for USMS BWC footage submitted from prosecutors, members of the media, and members of the public.
- Providing detailed guidance to contract personnel responsible for redacting BWC footage for external dissemination.
- You will review BWC footage prior to external dissemination to ensure all redactions are appropriate and in line with federal law.
- Responding to inquiries from state and federal prosecutors and defense counsel regarding USMS BWC Policy and obtaining USMS BWC footage in connection with prosecutions.
- Assisting with the compilation and updating of OGC BWC Standard Operating Procedures for submission to the FOIA/PA Officer and OGC management for review.
- Assisting with the development and presenting of legal training.
- Reviewing and providing substantive feedback regarding subpoenas, protective orders, court orders, and pleadings relating to both federal criminal and civil matters.
- Providing substantive assistance in civil litigation matters.
The responsibilities described above are for the full performance level. At the developmental grade levels, assignments may be of more limited scope, performed with less independent, and limited complexity.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
This position is a Testing Designated Position and is subject to random drug testing.
Required qualifications: Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience, including substantial experience in Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act matters and experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues.
Applicants may submit a current resume and cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) along with a writing sample of no more than 10 pages by email to:
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.