The Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties (OPCL), United States Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney with supervisory and management skills to serve as Deputy Director, OPCL in Washington, D.C. OPCL is responsible for reviewing and overseeing the Departments privacy operations and ensuring compliance with privacy-related laws and policies, including the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act of 2002. The Office also handles privacy and civil liberties issues relating to data collection, aggregation, and management, as well as issues raised by the Department's information sharing, law enforcement, and national security efforts.
Responsibilities as Deputy Director include supervising OPCL staff attorneys, paralegals, and staff on privacy and civil liberties policy and procedures; performing varied legal work involving the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, and agency practices relating to Federal privacy laws; and participating in working groups including the Information Sharing Environment working group. Specific responsibilities will include researching and analyzing Privacy Act caselaw; reviewing and analyzing legislation related to privacy and civil liberties; and providing agency guidance regarding compliance with Federal privacy laws. The Deputy Director must be proficient in analyzing complex privacy and information sharing issues and producing clear and thorough written work. The successful applicant can expect to carry out administrative and human resources management functions.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five years or relevant post-J.D. experience. Applicants must also have demonstrated experience in information sharing issues and supervisory aptitude and experience in a demanding work environment.
Applicants must be able qualify for the highest and most sensitive security clearances.
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a resume. Please reference announcement OPCL ATY-0216 in your cover letter.
Applicants are encouraged to email applications to Carla.Andrews@usdoj.gov with OPCL ATY-0216 in the subject line. No telephone calls please.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.