The General Counsel of the FBI is ultimately responsible for all of the legal affairs of the FBI. He supervises the Office of General Counsel, which has 300 employees and handles the entire range of legal matters involving the FBI, including national security, criminal, science and technology, cyber, privacy and civil liberties, fiscal and contract law, civil litigation, and eDiscovery. The General Counsel is also the program manager for the Chief Division Counsel (CDC) Program. The CDCs provide comprehensive legal advice and services for all of the FBI’s field offices across the country. The General Counsel interacts regularly with all of the elements of the FBI, the Justice Department, the U.S. Intelligence Community, a range of other government agencies, foreign partners, the private sector, and civil society groups. The Special Assistant will assist the General Counsel in executing all of his legal responsibilities.
Assist the General Counsel in prioritizing and responding promptly to requests for legal and policy advice. Review and synthesize legal memoranda and other legal documents on relevant topics transmitted to the General Counsel. Advise stakeholders verbally and in writing on legal and policy issues relating to a wide range of subject matters on behalf of the General Counsel. Brief FBI executive management on legal and policy conclusions derived from comprehensive legal and other research. Act as a liaison for the General Counsel with various partners within the FBI and across the government.
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.
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 both proof of JD degree and proof of active status with a bar within US jurisdiction by the closing date of the job opening. 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.
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.
Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
· Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
· Analytic Thinking
· Interpersonal Ability
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-15: Applicants applying for GS-15 must also have 4.5 or more years of post J.D. legal experience.
Selectees will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.
How to Apply
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.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
Step 1 - Establish an applicant account on the FBIJobs website by clicking Apply Now and then Register Now or login using your existing applicant account.
Step 2 - Paste your text resume in the space provided, upload a new resume or use a resume you have applied with previously.
Step 3 – Complete your applicant profile if establishing your account for the first time.
Step 4 - Complete the assessment questionnaire.
Step 5 – Complete the application sections requested and submit your application.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
Your resume (required) and cover letter (Mandatory)
A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
Writing Sample, not to exceed 10 pages (Mandatory)
Other supporting documents:
· Proof of current and active Bar Membership
· Photocopy of Law School Transcripts
Please Note: FBI employees currently assigned to a General Attorney position do not need to provide LAW School Transcripts or Proof of Bar Association Membership.
NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
How to Attach Documents:
To attach documentation for submission, please follow the instructions below. Once documents are successfully attached, they will automatically get sent to HR.
Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click the "My Career Tools" hyperlink at the top of the page
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" hyperlink located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available)
Step 4: Populate the Attachment Purpose field
Step 5: Click the Add Attachment hyperlink
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment
Step 7: Click "Save & Add More" (if you are attaching more than one) or "Save & Return" if you have finished attaching documents