The OCIO's mission is to support the successful execution of the DOJ component missions and improve efficiency and effectiveness of DOJ processes through world-class use of information technology. The OCIO supports the mission of the DOJ with critical IT products and services. The OCIO works closely with components to provide innovative collaboration and information sharing capabilities, supported by a comprehensive and robust cyber security focus. The OCIO provides enterprise solutions that drive down costs and provides high quality customer service, all supported by a strong governance and portfolio management process. The OCIO requires a litigation advisor to directly support and advise the Chief Information Officer (CIO) on the litigation mission. In order to support the unique mission of litigating components and provide robust tools and services, the OCIO is seeking litigation expertise and a strong liaison across litigating components.
This position is a one (1) year detail with the potential to extend an additional year. The incumbent serves as a litigation advisor on the development and evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations as they relate to the DOJ litigation mission. The incumbent ensures the OCIO programs and initiatives are strategically aligned with the litigating components, their direction, and future needs. The incumbent must have knowledge of the substantive nature of the litigating components and their respective missions and an interest/commitment to understanding the IT needs within those. Incumbent serves as a change agent who introduces ideas, adopts innovative approaches, and drives the implementation of solutions. The litigation advisor must be ambitious and interested in remaining current on litigation trends, learning about emerging technologies, information and knowledge management techniques, trends and related innovations. With the awareness and knowledge of the litigation mission, policies, and objectives; incumbent must have experience with the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Serves as principal/senior technical litigation expert, analyst, and advisor to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) on a wide range of issues related to organizational and managerial policies, theory, practices and procedures related to the DOJ's litigation mission. Incumbent conducts special analysis of issues related to information technology and the litigation mission and is available to carry out assigned missions/functions and associated systems/programs. Although IT expertise is not required, there must be an interest and drive to both learn and support innovation and IT solutions that can further the litigation mission. Work requires a high level of interaction with the Department's Senior Leadership Offices and litigating components, component CIOs, the DOJ CIO and the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) as well as high-ranking governmental leaders, officials/executives and leaders of private industry. Issues can be controversial and highly visible to the DOJ Executive Management.
Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 1* year post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Must be a current DOJ employee.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- narrative describing your experience and how it will contribute to this detail opportunity (no more than 500 words)
- application materials must be received by midnight on 3/8/2015
- send package to firstname.lastname@example.org