The FBI's OGC is looking to fill a Section Chief SES role in its Investigative & Administrative Law Branch. OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI, including the Director, FBI headquarters officials, and agents in the 56 domestic field offices, on a wide range of substantive legal issues. OGC works closely with other elements of the Department of Justice, other members of the Intelligence Community, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the CIA, and the NSA, and the White House. OGC also assists the FBI in forming partnerships with other federal, state, local and international agencies, as well as private sector entities, in support of FBI operations.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The section supports the FBI's national priorities by providing legal and policy advice concerning criminal investigative jurisdiction, operations, and techniques. In particular, the Section provides legal support to the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, the Cyber Division, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, the Domestic Terrorism and Response Section in the Counter-Terrorism Division, the Office of International Operations, and all field offices and Legal Attaches.
The section is also responsible for providing legal instruction to FBI new agent trainees, analysts and other employees attending the FBI Academy and the Center for Intelligence Training, as well as federal, state, local and international officers attending the National Academy.
This senior manger will supervise multiple first-line managers (Unit Chiefs) in I&ALB and will help shape and coordinate the legal advice provided to a variety of components of the FBI. This manager will also be expected to engage at senior levels with the Department of Justice and elements of the Intelligence Community on significant matters of common interest across the interagency. Senior management positions are not intended to be senior subject matter expert roles: they are designed to help facilitate the mission and goals of managers and staff under their supervision and to coordinate the resolution of complicated legal issues across the FBI and within the Executive Branch. The ideal candidate thus will have previous management experience, as well as significant knowledge and experience in the field of investigative and criminal law and an ability to work with internal and external partners to resolve legal and policy issues in a manner that furthers FBI's mission.
Successful candidate should have professional experience in the following: 1) providing legal and policy advice and guidance and conducting oversight in the field of criminal, cyber and technology law and/or 2) criminal investigations/prosecutions.
Candidates for this position must possess strong leadership, organization, collaboration, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Candidates must have a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and must be an active member in good standing of at least one State Bar Association. Candidates must possess at least 4 years of post-J.D. professional experience. If selected, applicant may be requested to verify completion of basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts or lists of college course, and a writing sample.
For Agent candidates, ASAC experience is preferred.
For Professional Support, executive management experience is preferred. Agent candidates must have passed the Leadership Skills Assessment 15 exam except those who are already Executives or were ASACs prior to 06/05/2006.
Non-SES selectees are required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period as a condition of retaining an SES appointment.
Non-SES selectees are also required to complete a financial disclosure report, OGE-278, within 30 days of official appointment.
An eligible selectee will be offered a 30 percent relocation incentive in conjunction with this assignment. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must be eligible for a cost transfer and will be required to sign a two-year service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your competency narrative (ECQs), résumé, and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
YOUR COMPETENCY NARRATIVE (ECQs) MUST SHOW THAT YOU POSSESS DEMONSTRATED/SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE IN THE FIVE COMPETENCIES LISTED BELOW. PLEASE PROVIDE EXAMPLES THAT ARE CLEAR, CONCISE, AND EMPHASIZE YOUR LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITIES.
All applicants will be evaluated on the following Competencies:
Organizing and Planning--ESTABLISH PRIORITIES, TIMETABLES, AND GOALS/OBJECTIVES; STRUCTURE A PLAN OF ACTION FOR SELF AND OTHERS; AND DEVELOP BOTH STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL PLANS.
(Please address this competency in ECQ #1.)
Leadership--MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE OTHERS; DEVELOP AND MENTOR OTHERS; GAIN THE RESPECT, CONFIDENCE, AND LOYALTY OF OTHERS; ARTICULATE VISION, GIVE GUIDANCE AND DIRECT OTHERS IN ACCOMPLISHING GOALS.
(Please address this competency in ECQ #2.)
Collaboration--ESTABLISH CONTACTS AND INTERACT EFFECTIVELY WITH EXTERNAL AGENCIES, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE MEDIA, THE COMMUNITY, AND INTERNAL BUREAU CONTACTS; DISPLAY PROFESSIONALISM WHILE WORKING WITH OTHERS TO ACHIEVE COMMON GOALS AND PROACTIVELY SHARE INFORMATION WITH OTHERS WHEN APPROPRIATE.
(Please address this competency in ECQ #3)
Problem Solving/Judgment--CRITICALLY EVALUATE CONDITIONS, EVENTS, AND ALTERNATIVES; IDENTIFY PROBLEMS, CAUSES AND RELATIONSHIPS; BASE DECISIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS ON DATA OR SOUND REASONING; AND FORMULATE OBJECTIVE OPINIONS.
(Please address this competency in ECQ #4.)
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
2. Competency Narrative (ECQs) as described in the "Qualifications & Evaluations" section
3. 8-10 page writing sample (optional)
4. Cover Letter
5. Other supporting documents:
- Proof of Bar Association Membership
- Photocopy of Law School Transcripts
- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action and most recent Performance Appraisal (Required for current or former Federal employees)
- Current or former SES must submit proof of SES Eligibility
Please e-mail the complete application package to OGC-JOBS@ic.fbi.gov. In the Subject Line, put "OLS Section Chief- your full name" with all of the required documents attached to the e-mail and save each document in the following format: (John Doe - Cover Letter). Please do not e-mail more than 200 words in the body of the e-mail.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.