In general, OPCL provides legal advice and guidance to Departmental components, including the following:
· Ensures the Department's privacy compliance, including compliance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002 (see Privacy Compliance Documentation), including working with the Department's SCOPs (see the SCOP Manual);
· Develops and provides Departmental privacy training;
· Prepares privacy-related reporting to the President, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), and Congress (see OPCL Reports on Justice.gov); and
· Reviews the information handling practices of the Department to ensure that such practices are consistent with the protection of privacy and civil liberties.
To that end, the mission of OPCL is to protect all individuals by embedding and promoting privacy and civil liberties protections within DOJ activities and programs.
The Director is responsible for advising the CPCLO on Department-wide policies and program objectives on matters that pertain to the implementation of the requirements of Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005; the Privacy Act of 1974; the E-Government Act of 2002; the Recommendations of the 911 Commission Act of 2007; and DOJ policies, programs and agreements that promote adherence to privacy and civil liberties principles. In that capacity, the incumbent assists the CPCLO in overseeing Department-wide programs, including responsibilities of reporting to the Deputy Attorney General and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office of the Attorney General, other Department and Administration leadership, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Congress on privacy and civil liberties initiatives/matters of the Department. The Director contributes expert and authoritative legal advice and counsel to the CPCLO, the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, and other senior Department leadership, as well as to other Federal government and Administration leadership, including those officials within the Intelligence Community, on privacy legal guidance and policy development and implementation.
The Director also coordinates with the Senior Component Officials for Privacy throughout the Department to advise and lead privacy initiatives within Department components. The Director advises the CPCLO and other Senior Officials within the Department regarding the privacy implications of Departmental programs and proposals regarding the maintenance, collection, use, and disclosure of personal and Departmental information, including information sharing initiatives for law enforcement, intelligence, and counterterrorism purposes and the development of protocols for responsible information sharing and information management policies.
The Director represents the CPCLO and the Department as a principal at inter-agency meetings, international governmental meetings, national and international public conferences, and maintains liaison and communication for OPCL with counterparts at other Federal, State and local departments and agencies.
Program Planning and Management Work
· Serve as a high-level expert and legal advisor to the CPCLO on all aspects of Departmental privacy programs, including developing policies, guidance, programs, program evaluation, and short- and long-range plans for the Department and its components.
· Provide leadership and expert, authoritative legal advice to senior privacy component officials/management in developing, implementing, reviewing, evaluating, and improving privacy and civil liberties across DOJ.
· Supports the CPCLO in efforts to ensure OPCL is a high-performing organization that meets its goals and objectives and in monitoring and evaluating progress toward achieving these goals.
· Participates in policy and program development within OPCL, at the highest levels of the Department, and within leadership with other federal agencies, including members of the Intelligence Community.
· Provides leadership in developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating privacy programs, and the impact of civil liberties.
· Support efforts to further integrate and embed privacy and civil liberties protections across DOJ to optimize the alignment of responsibilities, resources, and critical coordination.
· Recommend policy changes, develop plans, and lead Department-wide efforts to support and promote compliance with privacy frameworks.
· Represent the CPCLO at high-level meetings within the Department, executives from other government agencies, Executive Office of the President, Congressional staff, international delegates, and non-governmental organizations.
· Perform, oversee, and provide legal advice on unique, complex, controversial, and often highly sensitive political, classified, or national security matters relative to the analysis, evaluation, and assessment of Department programs and policies related to privacy and civil liberties.
· Coordinate policy questions with representatives of component leadership and general counsels, component privacy officials, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, the DOJ Office of Inspector General, and others as appropriate.
· Supports the CPCLO by providing expert legal and policy counsel on domestic and international privacy and civil liberties initiatives in inter-agency policy committee efforts led by the Executive Office of the President.
Reviews, advises on, and conducts complex analyses, evaluations, and oversees reviews in support of organizational programs, systems, and processes, including areas where definitions, methods, and/or data are incomplete, controversial, or uncertain, or where boundaries of the studies are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance. Plans and conducts analyses that result in new program and policy guidelines that have a profound effect on program or mission capabilities and/or operating procedures. Develops new methods and techniques to address novel or obscure problems for which guidelines or precedents are not substantially applicable. Documents and reports study results to management. Serves as an authoritative source of consultation for other managers and program specialists. Defends controversial findings in public or high-level forums. Represents before public bodies the interests of the organization, program, or Government.
Program, Legal, and Policy Advice and Guidance
Develops, monitors, and provides advice and guidance to the CPCLO on substantive program, legal, and policy issues. The incumbent is accountable for the success of the overall privacy and civil liberties program, and responsible for the effective and efficient achievement of organizational goals and objectives.
Other Significant Facts:
This position requires a TOP Secret security clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility not requiring a compelling need waiver. The position requires the incumbent to review and analyze sensitive privacy and intelligence information in order to make the best strategy and policy decisions.
Interested applicants must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
The selectee will undergo a suitability review conducted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.
You must submit a resume and a separate narrative statement/response that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.
Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees who have had their Executive Core Qualifications approved by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are not required to address the ECQs, but must address all Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications.
OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.
Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements:
1. Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating privacy programs, including civil liberties protections. Substantive expertise in complex privacy issues, including information sharing and cybersecurity initiatives; and
2. Interpersonal and communication skills in providing expert guidance on privacy and civil liberties issues to internal and external audiences.
Candidates will be evaluated on the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements identified above based on their total background, i.e., education, training, self-development, awards, outside activities, performance appraisal, as well as work history. If candidates are found to possess all technical requirements, they will then be evaluated based on the Executive Core Qualifications as established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) outlined below.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
· Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
· Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
· Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.
· Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
· Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication
Other Information: The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of a selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment.
In addition, individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.
If the selectee is not a current employee of the Offices, Boards, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, he/she will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.
The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced.
Security/Suitability Requirements: Initial appointment is conditional upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint and credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to the favorable suitability adjudication of a background investigation.
To receive consideration, applicants must submit:
1. A resume.
2. A separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements.
3. A separate statement addressing each ECQ that describes your managerial experience. While individuals who are current or former career SES members (approved by OPM and have completed an initial probationary period) need not submit an Executive Core Qualifications statement, they are required to provide an SF-50 or SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior service. Otherwise, the absence of ECQs will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy. Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that current or former career employees who have had their Executive Core Qualifications approved by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) at OPM are not required to address the ECQs, but must address all Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualifications.
4. If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, please include a statement to that effect.
**To apply, please submit your application via e-mail at SES/SL.Applications@USDOJ.GOV or fax to (202) 514-0673.
Applications being mailed should be sent to*:
Department of Justice/Justice Management Division
145 N Street, NE, Room 9W.300
Attn: Linda Anderson
Human Resources/Executive Resources
Washington, DC 20530
* Please note that sending your application other than by email or fax may result in a delay in your package being received in JMD/HR prior to the deadline; therefore, you would not receive consideration. Please note that application materials mailed in franked government envelopes will not be considered for this position.
For additional information, please call:
CONTACT: Linda Anderson
CONTACT PHONE: 202-532-4589
All applications (including mailed applications) MUST BE RECEIVED
BY 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.