The Department of Justice is the Nation's Top Law Enforcement agency and is ranked by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the top 9 places to work in the federal government! The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal inspector general offices with a prestigious team of professionals. The OIG conducts audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components.
This position is located in the Immediate Office of the Inspector General (IG). The Immediate Office is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Senior Counsel to the Inspector General on matters of management policy, reviews and edits OIG reports, oversees special projects of a sensitive and high profile nature, serves as liaison to DOJ and other government officials, and handles other duties as assigned by the IG and Deputy IG.
Expert knowledge of workings of the Department of Justice, IG offices is very valuable in this position. Experience managing tasks typical of OIG work, including helping to guide and review work products from investigations, evaluations, inspections and other reviews is also desirable.
For more information on the OIG and the Immediate Office, please visit our website at http://www.justice.gov/oig.
This vacancy may be used to make selections for similar or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.
As Senior Counsel to the Inspector General, you will be responsible for using a demonstrated understanding of or familiarity with the workings of the Department of Justice to:
· Make legal and policy recommendations based upon research, analysis and the evaluation of expert information;
· Use relevant legal training, practical experience and knowledge to advise the IG and Deputy IG, and to supervise, review, and edit OIG reports and correspondence;
· Help coordinate Congressional relations for the OIG, including monitoring legislative activities, providing comments on proposals, drafting testimony and Congressional correspondences, and responding to inquiries from Congress;
· Serve as a representative for the IG, and responding to members of the press, interest groups, and general members of the public;
· Develops strategies to promote OIG priorities and recommends policy decisions to effectuate those goals.
To meet the minimum qualifications, applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least 1 year post J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
(You do not have to provide separate KSA responses, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of these Competencies/KSA's.)
Ability to apply knowledge of the law operations of the Department of Justice, including statutory, regulatory and other legal authorities to help achieve OIG programmatic objectives.
Skill in performing extremely complex legal analysis to draw meaningful conclusions and making recommendations that are legally correct and maximize available options.
Expert knowledge of rules, regulations and processes to provide oversight to investigations, evaluations and inspections programs.
Ability to communicate in writing to prepare responses to congressional inquiries and various interest groups, and contribute to the development of OIG reports.
Ability to communicate verbally to provide advice on matters affecting the mission and efficiency of the OIG.
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
to receive consideration.
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