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ProfileAttorney Advisor (General), GS 11 - 15 Duties: Want to help protect American interests and secure Nation. Serve as an attorney with the Office of the General Counsel's Intelligence Law Division. Intelligence attorneys provide substantive legal advice and guidance to homeland security officials regarding the conduct of intelligence and information sharing and safeguarding activities within firm, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and among our federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector homeland security mission partners. Intelligence counsel analyze complex legal and factual issues, provide counsel to senior officials, and perform other duties in support of activities authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, and pursuant to Executive Orders (EOs) 12,333, 12,968, 13,388, 13,526, 13,556, 13,587, and other applicable laws and EOs. This position furthers the firm mission by supporting the management and development of the Department's intelligence enterprise and various intelligence and information sharing and safeguarding programs and initiatives. Provides a broad range of legal support to firm clients-including conducting complex legal research and analysis, developing memoranda, and presenting results to senior officials in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner- regarding the conduct and oversight of firm intelligence and other related activities. Works with colleagues throughout firm and the Intelligence Community. Special emphasis is given to enabling firm intelligence professionals to effectively carry out their authorized functions while ensuring that their activities are conducted in a manner that protects the constitutional rights and privacy of U.S. persons, and maintains the integrity of the intelligence profession. Represents or assist institutional clients in negotiating, developing, or resolving legal and other matters within firm, with the Congress, with other government agencies, individuals, citizen groups, state and local government officials, or foreign partners. Ensures that intelligence mission concerns or equities are properly considered in Departmental planning and policy development.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
GS-11: 1. The first professional law degree-Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.)-plus superior law student work. Superior law student work or activities as demonstrated by one of the following: Academic standing in the upper third of the attorney's law school graduating class. Work or achievement of significance on one of the attorney's law school's official law reviews or journals. Special high-level honors for academic excellence in law school (e.g., membership in the Order of the Coif, winning a moot court competition, or membership on the moot court team that represents the attorney's law school in competition with other law schools). Full-time or continuous participation in a legal aid program as opposed to one-time, intermittent, or casual participation. Significant summer law office clerk experience. Other evidence of clearly superior accomplishment or achievement.
GS-12: 1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD), plus 1+ year of professional legal experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) or one year of judicial clerkship; or 2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.), plus one year of professional legal experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) or one year of judicial clerkship.
GS-13: 1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or 2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND 3. Specialized professional legal experience in excess of two years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position or two years of judicial clerkship.
GS-14 or GS-15: 1. The first professional law degree (LL.B. or JD); or 2. The second professional law degree (LL.M.) AND 3. Specialized professional legal experience in excess of three (3) years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The quality of the individual's background may be evidenced by the relatedness of his or her specialization.
Specialized Experience: The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) will evaluate eligible candidates based on the following criteria: OGC will rate qualified applicants by comparing each candidate's qualifications to those pertinent to the position. OGC will consider relevant skills and experience, education and training, performance, and awards. The skills and experience listed immediately below are of particular importance to the position, and applicants should provide specific detailed information in these areas, where applicable, as part of their application.
Education : Must be a graduate of a school of law school accredited by the American Bar Association and an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. If qualifying based on education, must submit a copy of college transcript OR a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify education.
Deadline : 03/23/2018.
Announcement number DE-10074227-18-OGC. Send resume and supporting documentation; Cover letter; Submit a copy of law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable); legal writing sample not to exceed 10 pages.
U.S Department of Homeland Security, DHS Headquarters
245 Murray Lane SW
Washington, DC 20001