Privacy and Civil Liberties Law Unit: this Unit provides legal advice and counsel on privacy and civil liberties matters across all FBI investigative and intelligence collection programs, ensuring that FBI activities comply with the U.S. Constitution, federal privacy laws (such as the Privacy Act and section 208 of the E-Government Act), executive actions, regulations, and policies. PCLU supports the FBI by providing expertise in the following areas: privacy and civil liberties both operationally and as an employer; the authorized sharing of information about individuals by FBI personnel; Privacy Impact Assessments and System of Records Notices for FBI information technology systems; Memorandums of Understanding and information sharing agreements; and data breaches involving FBI information.
- Consults and provides guidance to clients on issues related to privacy and civil liberties.
- Reviews and edits privacy documentation and information sharing agreements submitted by clients.
- Drafts memos, policies and other decision points for executive management.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties:
- Briefs executive management on issues related to privacy and civil liberties.
- Takes the lead on client initiatives and recognizes when other legal equities need to be incorporated.
The ideal candidate will possess 2 years or more in at least one of the following privacy and civil liberty issues; access, protection, and dissemination of information maintained by the Federal Government; legal analysis of legislation, regulations, or agencies policies; or the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) and the E-Government Act.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.).
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 college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.
Extensive travel may be required to provide legal instruction at various conferences, case support, and for on-site team reviews of FBI Field Office forfeiture operations.
Please be advised candidates that are selected for this position, must be approved by the Department of Justice, before they can complete the FBI's background process.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
- Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
- Oral/Written Communication
- Problem-Solving Skills
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.
Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All Applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS 14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. attorney experience.
GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS 15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. attorney experience.
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