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Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

ATTORNEY

ODNI-22-1120U
ODNI
GG/GS-13
Virginia-Northern Virginia
7/3/2023

Component Mission Statement Provide preliminary legal advice to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) leadership on areas of law affecting ODNI's duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies. Provide recommendations to senior attorneys to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards. Counsel clients, including ODNI leaders, on legal issues and provide effective guidance on possible courses of action; prepare documents on legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients. Provide expert legal advice and counsel on matters relating to the running of a federal agency. Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (U.S.) Government-wide and IC wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards. Counsel clients, including senior ODNI leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients. Expertly conduct or direct legal research and analysis on extremely complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have a significant impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief ODNI leadership on issues and findings. Provide timely reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the U.S., Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief ODNI leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the ODNI's or the IC's missions or activities. Expertly analyze statutes, bills, reports, and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations, and policies, to determine their effect on the ODNI and the IC; provide expert advice and counsel to senior management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents. Provide expert briefings for ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior ODNI leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities. Maintain productive working relationships with ODNI elements, IC colleagues, executive agencies, congressional personnel and members, congressional committees, and use these relationships to advocate ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities. Component Mission Statement

Provide preliminary legal advice to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) leadership on areas of law affecting ODNI's duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies.

Provide recommendations to senior attorneys to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.

Counsel clients, including ODNI leaders, on legal issues and provide effective guidance on possible courses of action; prepare documents on legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.

Provide expert legal advice and counsel on matters relating to the running of a federal agency.

Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (U.S.) Government-wide and IC wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.

Counsel clients, including senior ODNI leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.

Expertly conduct or direct legal research and analysis on extremely complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have a significant impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief ODNI leadership on issues and findings.

Provide timely reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the U.S., Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief ODNI leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the ODNI's or the IC's missions or activities.

Expertly analyze statutes, bills, reports, and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations, and policies, to determine their effect on the ODNI and the IC; provide expert advice and counsel to senior management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.

Provide expert briefings for ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior ODNI leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities.

Maintain productive working relationships with ODNI elements, IC colleagues, executive agencies, congressional personnel and members, congressional committees, and use these relationships to advocate ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities.

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Mandatory and Educational Requirements Multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues. Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues. Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC's law practice, such as: national security law, including legal issues relating to counterterrorism, counter proliferation, cybersecurity, and counterintelligence; intelligence oversight; privacy and civil liberties; standards of conduct & criminal conflicts of interest; Equal Employment Opportunity law; acquisition and appropriations; administrative law; and litigation. Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations. Superior ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, the most complex concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience being addressed, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in complex, ambiguous or ill-defined situations. Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills, including the ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment and superior creative problem solving skills. Expert legal knowledge obtained through the completion of a Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and active membership in the Bar of the highest court of a US State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia. To qualify for a position at the GS-13 level: You must possess a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited ABA law school, active bar status in good standing, and at least three years professional legal experience post bar admission. For current federal government employees, you must have at least one year of specialized legal experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the federal service. Desired Requirements Attorneys in ODNI OGC rotate portfolios on a regular basis to provide legal support and guidance on unique and complex issues. Accordingly, attorneys are expected to provide expert legal counsel, advice and support across a wide range of legal issues as detailed in this announcement. To that end, ODNI OGC is looking for attorneys who are well-rounded, have broad legal experience, and with an interest in a wide array of practice areas relevant to the intelligence community. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis and one or more candidates will be selected from this advertisement. If you apply for this position and have not heard from us within 90 days of the date of your application, then we do not currently have an available position commensurate with your skills. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the fine candidates who wish to work for the ODNI Office of General Counsel.
CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES APPLYING FOR A DETAIL ASSIGNMENT: Applicants from federal agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Applicants from within the IC must submit an application through the classified IC Joint Duty Program website.
***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut-off points are scheduled in two-week intervals. After each cut-off point, all compliant applicants received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.*** Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense. What to Expect Next The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Due to the large number of applications received, applicants will be contacted ONLY if they have been selected for an interview. Other Information The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1277 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.
APPLICATION PROCESS: 1. IC employees must apply by the vacancy close date. The IC employee application should include the following ... a. A brief (two-page limit) candidate resume or biographical summary. b. A short narrative describing the applicant's qualifications (general and specific) for the joint duty rotational assignment. 2. IC employees must be nominated by their employing (home) element within 10 calendar days of the vacancy close date in order to be considered by the gaining element. Please contact your employing element's Joint Duty Program Office for nomination procedures as some agencies may require written supervisory endorsement at the time of application. IC Element Joint Duty Program Office contact info can be found at: https://ichas.dni.ic.gov/JDAT/Contacts.aspx. Any application sent directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.
OGC002
6/22/2022
6/22/2023
703-275-3888
HRM-HR-OPS-VACANCY-TEAM@dni.gov
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Enterprise Management & Support
FullPerformance
GG/GS-13
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McLean, VA
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REIMBURSABLE
TOP SECRET//SCI
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