The Director of the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM) adjudicates FBI whistleblower reprisal claims brought under 28 C.F.R. Part 27, and OARM manages the FBI Whistleblower Program on behalf of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In addition, OARM is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of personnel programs and policies relevant to Department attorneys and law clerks; the administration of Department-wide diversity initiatives and recruitment and mentoring programs for attorneys and law students; the counseling of senior-level Department officials regarding attorney personnel matters in the Department; and the determination of attorney and law student applicants’ suitability for employment with the Department. OARM is a small, collegial, dedicated and service-driven organization for the entire Agency. Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
OARM seeks a part-time attorney to assist the Director and Assistant Director with the adjudication of complaints by FBI employees who believe they have been retaliated against for engaging in protected whistleblower activity.
The incumbent will draft and issue orders and opinions, rule on motions, and participate in and assist with status conferences and hearings. Under the guidance of the Assistant Director, the attorney will research and analyze complex issues that arise in the course of these matters and will also be responsible for all administrative functions associated with the processing of these cases, including case file and docket management. The position requires interaction with the Department’s leadership and component heads, the FBI’s Office of General Counsel, outside counsel, and the FBI employees seeking corrective action. The office carries a heavy workload and places a premium on the commitment and ability to produce high-quality work while maintaining this caseload.
This position is for 20 hours per week, with flexibility in establishing the incumbent’s schedule.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least one year of legal or other relevant experience, and have a proven track record of excellent writing and research skills. The successful candidate will also have the ability to interpret and apply complex regulatory and statutory provisions.
Decisional writing experience, including handling reprisal cases before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or other comparable experience is highly valued, as are judicial clerkship experience and a demonstrated knowledge of federal administrative law. Excellent judgment, discretion, self-motivation and strong organizational skills are also preferred qualifications, as is a demonstrated ability to work independently.
To apply, please submit via email your resume, writing sample no longer than 10 double-spaced pages that showcases your analytical ability, and cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how your background and experience is a good fit with the qualifications listed above to:
Eleanor Carpenter, Deputy Director
Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
The position will remain open until filled, but applications must be submitted no later than the close of business on July 8, 2016.