Criminal Justice Information Law Attorney

Clarksburg, WV
Full Time
Job #: OGC_MH_CJILU_2021 Exp.: 2 - 4 Years Salary: $122,530 - $172,500 Yearly
The FBI's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking an experienced and highly qualified attorney to join its exciting and challenging legal practice in Clarksburg, West Virginia. OGC provides legal advice to the entire FBI, including the Director, FBI Headquarters officials and agents in the 56 domestic field offices, on a wide range of substantive issues. OGC works closely with other elements of the Department of Justice, other members of the Intelligence Community, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the White House. 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.

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Criminal Justice Information Law Unit (CJILU): Located in Clarksburg, West Virginia. This unit provides legal advice and support to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. It contributes and provides legal support concerning criminal justice information sharing from many programs including, but not limited to, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Next Generation Identification (NGI), National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and the National Threat Operations Center (NTOC). CJILU is seeking attorneys who have experience with criminal justice information systems, dissemination and access to criminal justice information, the ability to analyze complex issues of state and federal laws, and the desire to learn new technologies that require in depth analysis.

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified individuals from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:
GS - 14
  • Provides guidance regarding services by the FBI CJIS Division;
  • Conducts legal research and prepares written analysis on relevant topics;
  • Drafts memos, policies, and other documents, ensuring compliance with law and policy;
  • Consults and provides comprehensive legal guidance to CJIS clients on criminal justice information systems, access and sharing; and
  • Advises clients verbally and in writing on legal issues relating to subject matter covered by unit.

In addition to the above duties:
GS -15
  • Serves as a legal expert regarding legal issues faced by the FBI CJIS Division;
  • Briefs executive management on legal conclusions derived from complex factual analysis and comprehensive legal research;
  • Takes the lead on client initiatives and recognizes when other legal equities need to be incorporated; and
  • Develops and evaluates legislative, regulatory, and other policy proposals that implicate criminal justice information issues.

Key Requirements:
  • Must be a U. S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top-Secret/SCI clearance
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually.

The Department of Justice will approve candidates that are selected for this position.

Please ensure work experience/requirement(s) are identifiable in the resume. The resume and supporting documentations will determine whether the candidate meets the job qualifications listed in this announcement. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements at the time of application.

Applicants deemed most competitive will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.

All applicants are rated on the following competencies:
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Communication
  • Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
  • Leadership
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Research

Basic Requirement:
  • Possess a law degree from an accredited American Bar Association law school; and
  • Proof of active membership and good standing with any U. S. jurisdiction bar association

Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic requirement by submitting proof of J.D. degree and proof of good standing with a U. S. jurisdiction bar association. Please see the “Required Documents: section of this announcement for additional information.

Education: Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have a LLM degree or other graduate law school degree in additional to J.D.) and be an active member of a U.S. jurisdiction bar association.

GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must have 2.5 or more years post J.D. attorney experience.

GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must have 4 or more years of post J.D. attorney experience.

  • GS-14: $122,530 - 159,286
  • GS-15: $ 144,128 - 172,500

  • Travel may be required

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Closing Date: 30th September, 2021
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