NOTE: CURRENT PERMANENT FBI EMPLOYEES MUST APPLY FOR THIS JOB THROUGH ASAPP, Announcement Number 2019-0239 for FBI Professional Staff / Agent. Applications will not be accepted from outside of the area of consideration.
This opening is available for application until 12/21/2018.
THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISMENT OF JOB POSTING #17101. ALL CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED TO JOB POSTING #17101 MUST RE-APPLY TO THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CONSIDERATION.
**APPLICANTS, IN ADDITION TO YOUR RESUME, PLEASE ENSURE YOU PROVIDE AND ATTACH ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTS. PLEASE ENSURE YOU RESPOND TO EACH OF THE COMPETENCIES. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THE COMPETENCIES WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE IF ANY INFORMATION IS MISSING.
Position: Deputy General Counsel (ES)
Section: Litigation Branch
Division: Office of the General Counsel
Location: Washington, DC
The Mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
The Deputy General Counsel (DGC) position is a Deputy Assistant Director-level position in the FBI. The DGC reports directly to the General Counsel. The DGC will lead the Litigation Branch (LitB) in the Office of the General Counsel. LitB currently has approximately 100 attorneys and support staff assigned to it. LitB coordinates the defense of all civil actions filed against the United States, the FBI and individual FBI employees on the basis of alleged actions of the FBI and its employees. In conjunction with the Department of Justice and United States Attorney’s Offices across the country, the Litigation Branch prepares FBIHQ’s responses to subpoenas and civil discovery requests, oversees the defense of civil litigation arising out of alleged violations of the Constitution, the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act (FOIPA), and defends the FBI against Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, whistleblower claims, and employee complaints brought before the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Litigation Branch also provides advice and guidance to FBI executive management, Field offices, Chief Division Counsels, and other FBI divisions regarding litigation risk, personnel issues, training, security and EEO matters.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished and well-rounded leader, manager, and attorney with strong communication (oral and writing), interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Additionally, candidates for this position must possess strong organization and collaboration skills.
This is an executive management position in the FBI and OGC, and candidates must be able to hold employees accountable as well as develop and implement a strategic vision for the Branch and participate effectively in broader management decision-making for the FBI and OGC. Substantial civil litigation experience in the federal court system and experience with the Congressional oversight process is desirable.
Law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and an active bar membership in good standing with at least one State Bar Association
Must be able to obtain a Top Secret -SCI clearance
U.S. Citizenship Required
Qualifications & Evaluations
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least seven years post-J.D. experience.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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. Please ensure you respond to each of the competencies. Failure to respond to the competencies will not allow you to submit your application.
- Organizing and Planning (establish priorities, timetables, and goals/objectives; structure a plan of action for self and others; and develop both strategic and tactical plans).
- Leadership (motivate and inspire others; develop and mentor others; gain the respect, confidence, and loyalty of others; articulate vision, give guidance and direct others in accomplishing goals).
- Collaboration (establish contacts and interact effectively with external agencies, government officials, the media, the community, and internal bureau contacts; display professionalism while working with others to achieve common goals and proactively share information with others when appropriate).
- Problem Solving/Judgment (critically evaluates conditions, events, and alternatives; identify problems, causes and relationships; base decisions or recommendations on data or sound reasoning; and formulate objective opinions).
- Interpersonal Ability (establish and maintain rapport with management, colleagues and subordinates; recognize and show sensitivity to differences in the needs and concerns of others; mediate concerns between individuals and groups to settle disputes).
Please go to www.FBIjobs.gov to view the official posting and apply.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
Step 1 - Establish an applicant account on the FBIJobs website by clicking Apply Now and then Register Now or login using your existing applicant account.
Step 2 - Paste your text resume in the space provided, upload a new resume or use a resume you have applied with previously.
Step 3 - Complete your applicant profile if establishing your account for the first time.
Step 4 - Complete the assessment questionnaire.
Step 5 - Complete the application sections requested and submit your application.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
- Your resume
- Other supporting documents:
- Law School transcript(s)
- Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 (only former Federal employees)
- Most recent Performance Appraisal. Please Note: This applies to current federal employees.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp
You must respond to the COMPETENCY QUESTIONS in your application. Failure to respond to the competency questions will preclude you from submitting your application. Also, failure to provide additional necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment and will be processed in the order it was received.
THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS IS ONLY FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND/OR ANY QUESTIONS UNRELATED TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS. SHOULD ANY APPLICATIONS BE RECEIVED, THEY WILL NOT BE FORWARDED FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE HIRING PROCESS.
The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
The selectee, with the exception of current FBI SES employees, will be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period as a condition of retaining an SES appointment in the FBI.
New Federal employees must serve a one-year probationary period. The probationary periods for the selectee will be served concurrently.
Veteran’s preference does not apply.
Selectees are also required to complete a financial disclosure report, OGE-278e, within 30 days of official appointment.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
Policy has been implemented that requires support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.
This opening is available for application until December 17, 2018.
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to Ashlee Whitmore, 202.324.3488 or Paula L. Young, 202.324.2163.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.