The Deputy General Counsel (DGC) reports directly to the General Counsel and is responsible for management and direct oversight of the Litigation Branch, which is comprised of over 100 attorneys, paralegals, and other professional staff.
The Litigation Branch coordinates the defense of all civil actions filed against the United States, the FBI and individual FBI employees on the basis of alleged actions of the FBI and its employees. In conjunction with the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Offices across the country, the Litigation Branch prepares FBIHQ’s responses to subpoenas and civil discovery requests, oversees the defense of civil litigation arising out of alleged violations of the Constitution, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act (FOIPA), and defends the FBI against Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, whistleblower claims, and employee complaints brought before the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Litigation Branch also provides advice and guidance to FBI executive management, Field offices, Chief Division Counsels, and other FBI divisions regarding litigation risk, personnel issues, training, security and EEO matters. The DGC develops and maintains relationships with litigation partners at the Department of Justice and in the U.S. Intelligence Community and other government agencies.
The DGC of the Litigation Branch manages employees in eight units: Civil Litigation I & II, Employment Law I & II, FOIA Litigation, as well as the Discovery Management Section which consists of a Section Chief and three additional units, Discovery Processing I and II, and the Discovery Coordination and Policy Unit.
All candidates must have a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have a LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.) and be a member in good standing of a least one State Bar Association.
Candidates must possess at least 10 years of post-J.D. professional experience.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENTS above, applicants must meet the specialized experience as described below:
· The successful candidate will have professional experience in the following: 1) Substantial civil litigation experience in the federal court system, and, 2) Strong supervisory and management experience.
Candidates for this position must possess strong leadership, organization, collaboration, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your résumé.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Federal government employees who apply to this position must possess at least one year specialized experience at the GS -14 or above grade level.
Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278, prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.
Selectee may be required to testify in court as to the accuracy of translated material.
Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of law school transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
Applicants must provide proof of current and active Bar Association Membership by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Candidates must submit a Competency Narrative (ECQs), résumé and supporting documents including proof of current and active Bar Association Membership and Law School transcripts by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of the information you have submitted.
Please see the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy announcement for additional information.
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