The Science and Technology Law Office (STLO) provides advice on matters as diverse as:
· Legal policy advice and guidance to the FBI’s Science & Technology Branch, which is responsible for the application of scientific, engineering, and technical solutions in order to access, collect, forensically analyze, and exploit information in support of the FBI's intelligence and investigative missions.
· Real-time and effective legal guidance, advice and operational support for the immediate operational and investigative issues involving the Laboratory Division and more specifically it’s Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC). TEDAC is a whole of government center conducting forensic and technical exploitation of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and related material that provides actionable intelligence, supports criminal prosecution and enhances force protection. TEDAC was designated by the Department of Justice as the strategic IED exploitation and intelligence center in support of the National Counter-IED Strategy as delineated in the Presidential Policy Directive 17.
· TEDAC applies scientific capabilities and technical services to the collection, processing, and exploitation of IEDs for the FBI and other duly constituted law enforcement agencies in support of investigative and intelligence priorities
· Identifying and addressing gaps in legal policy provided to FBIHQ and Field Divisions directly under the purview of the Science & Technology Branch
· Works closely with the FBI's Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA), to identify gaps in legal authorities and to develop a legislative strategy to further advance the mission of the FBI
· Supports the intellectual property law practice within the FBI Office of the General Counsel
The selectee will provide legal and policy advice on forensic science matters in the Science and Technology Law Office (STLO). The selectees will serve as an Attorney-Advisor with the Science & Technology Law Unit (STLU), which is focused on operational issues related to TEDAC, and will be embedded with TEDAC in Huntsville, AL upon the facilities completion. The selectees will be embedded with the Laboratory Division in Quantico, VA until that time.
The duties to be performed include:
· Serving as dedicated legal counsel to assigned to TEDAC.
· Providing legal guidance and assisting examiners with both domestic and foreign prosecutions involving terrorism subjects, including classification issues, discovery, trial and post-trial proceedings.
· Liaise with other Intelligence community agencies on legal and policy issues.
· Providing guidance on the application of relevant statutes and other authorities including the FBI Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG) and Attorney General Guidelines in all FBI operations and investigations.
· Provides guidance on handling of all discovery and disclosure matters directed to TEDAC.
· Other duties as assigned.
GS-15: In addition to the duties described above:
· Serving as the legal expert regarding forensic sciences and forensic evidence in meetings attended by senior FBI officials and attorneys from other Federal agencies and forensic institutions.
· Provide expert-level legal advice and guidance in multiple areas in support of international and domestic terrorism investigations.
· Developing legal policy solutions, including legislative and administrative proposals, regarding the practice of forensic science and FBI operations.
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).
Applicants applying for the GS 14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. attorney experience. Applicants applying for the GS 15 must also have 4.5 years or more post J.D. attorney experience.
GS-14: Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized Experience is;
· Experience litigating the use of forensic evidence in criminal trials as a state, local, or federal prosecutor.
· Experience providing briefings and training in a classroom setting.
· Experience in evidence handling procedures and legal challenges. Discovery/Touhy/Daubert/Giglio/FOIA requirements.
· Experience in FISA and Rule 41 warrant requirements and Law Enforcement Sensitive qualified evidentiary privilege.
GS-15: Applicant must possess one (1) year of experience at the next lower grade level, GS-14.
Specialized experience is; (in addition to the above)
· Experience drafting complex legal documents such as white papers, legal opinions, motions and affidavits.
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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