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 affecting the FBI 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; data breaches involving FBI information; and legal analysis of legislation, regulations, and policies.
· 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; the Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA) and the E-Government Act; or legal analysis involving law enforcement or intelligence equities.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.) and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).
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.
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.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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 qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to 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: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Most Competitive 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
· Analytic Thinking
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 or more years 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.
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status or result in a lowered score.
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