US Government, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
The FBI seeks experienced and highly qualified attorneys to join the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI on a wide range of substantive issues. The OGC works closely with other offices of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other members of the Intelligence Community. OGC also assists the FBI in forming partnerships with other federal, state, local and international agencies, as well as private-sector entities, in support of FBI operations.
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Job Grade: 14
Total Openings: Many
As an Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Attorney, you will serve as legal counsel for the FBI. The FBI’s OGC consists of three branches: Investigative and Administrative Law Branch, National Security and Cyber Law Branch and the Litigation Branch. Your duties and responsibilities will depend on the type of law you practice within each branch. Please visit our postings on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website: https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers to view all of our current vacancies. All three branches are currently hiring with openings in some or all of the following units: Civil Litigation Unit, Employment Law Unit, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Litigation Unit, Fiscal and Contract Law Unit, Privacy and Civil Liberties Unit, Cyber Law Unit, Counterintelligence Law Unit, Counterterrorism Law Unit and the Investigative Law Unit. Note: Additional postings may be added to the DOJ website periodically. Specialized Experience – specific to each unit; please reference the DOJ postings above.
GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have two and a half or more years post-JD attorney experience.
GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have four or more years of post-JD attorney experience.
To be eligible for this position, you: Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance. Must complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Must complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually. Must pass an FBI polygraph examination. Must pass an FBI-administered urinalysis drug test. Must be in compliance with the FBI Employment Drug Policy: No use of marijuana within the last three years. No use of any other illegal drug in the past 10 years. No selling, distributing, manufacturing or transporting of any illegal drugs. No use of a prescription drug or a legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within the last three years. In addition, you: Must never have been convicted of a felony. Must not be in default on a student loan insured by the U.S. government. Must be registered with the Selective Service System (males only, exceptions apply). Please be advised, candidates selected for this position must be DOJ-approved.