Discovery Coordination and Policy Unit (DCPU) supports the FBI by responding to requests for electronically stored information (ESI) related administrative investigations, civil lawsuits, criminal cases, and other legal matters. DCPU attorneys are responsible for promoting and facilitating the continuous improvement of the FBI's e-Discovery processes. They serve as expert legal advisors in the field of e-Discovery, particularly as it related to the preservation, collection, and production of the FBI's ESI. In addition, they provide legal advice and guidance on Bureau records retention and information management policies and practices.
· Provides guidance in the development of internal information management policies and feedback on the rapidly evolving technologies associated with the preservation, collection processing, and review of ESI.
· Assess and improve the e-Discovery workflow.
· Provides coordination and support to Agency Counsel and the Discovery Management Section on matters relating to discovery, particularly document-intensive cases involving the application of e-discovery technologies.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties:
· Develops and directs long-term projects focused on analyzing and improving the administration and delivery of eDiscovery-related advice and services.
· Provides legal advice on all facets of complex and sensitive FBI matters associated with e-Discovery in administrative investigations, civil lawsuits, criminal cases, and other legal matters.
· Provide direction and guidance to a team of e-Discovery litigation technicians.
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.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must meet the following selective placement factor question. Experience in this area MUST be identified in your resume. Do you possess discovery case management experience?
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
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