The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ensures that the FBI maintains its integrity and professionalism by impartially adjudicating allegations of employee misconduct. To preserve credibility and the respect of society, FBI employees must be accountable to rigorous standards of personal and institutional responsibility enforced both internally and through responsiveness to external oversight.
Division: Director's Office
Section: Office of Professional Responsibility
Unit: Adjudication II
Location: Washington, DC
Working Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
It is preferred that applicants have experience in one or more of the following practice areas:
- Civil Litigation
- Employment Law
- Federal Employees
- Police Misconduct
- Professional Responsibility Issues
- Serve as an attorney advisor to all segments of the office.
- Responsible for review of investigative files and the preparation of investigative reports and legal memoranda.
- Respond to questions concerning the FBI's disciplinary process and OPR policies from FBI personnel in headquarters and field divisions, other Federal agencies, Congressional overseers, and members of the public.
- Conduct comprehensive legal research; prepare written documents such as legal memoranda and policy statements; and evaluate proposed legislation and policies impacting the FBI disciplinary process.
- Assist with training, including presentations to FBI personnel in headquarters and field divisions.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties;
- Responsible for the most complex employee disciplinary cases.
- Respond to questions from the highest levels of management in the FBI.
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.).
Selectee(s) will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.
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 law school transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.
NOTE: Please be advised candidates that are selected for this position who are not currently in a General Attorney position, must be approved by the Department of Justice, before they can complete the FBI's background process.
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 basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on 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: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified 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
- Oral/Written Communication
- Problem-Solving Skills
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.
Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
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 in good standing of the bar. Applicants applying for the GS 14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. legal experience. Applicants applying for the GS 15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. legal experience.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENTS above, applicant must meet the specialized experience (SE) as described below;
GS-14: Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized Experience is:
- Experience participating in interpreting and analyzing legal issues.
GS-15: Applicant must possess one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized Experience is:
- Experience demonstrating proficiency in interpreting and analyzing complex legal issues.
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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