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Opening For General Attorney at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Posted on: 6 Mar 2019 46 views
: General Attorney
: Federal Bureau of Investigation
: JD

Job Summary

Position: General Attorney, GS 13/14 

Division: Director's Office- Office of Professional Responsibility

Unit: Adjudication II

Location: Washington, DC

Working Hours: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Salary: GS-13 $96,970.00 - $126,062.00

             GS-14 $114,590.00 - $148,967.00

 Full Performance level: GS- 15

Number of Positions Available: 1

Duration: Full Time/Permanent

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance  

ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of Law school transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Unit Description

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ensures that the FBI maintains its integrity and professionalism by impartially adjudicating allegations of employee misconduct. To preserve credibility and the respect of personal and institutional responsibility to rigorous standards of personal and institutional responsibility enforced both internally and through responsiveness to external oversight.

Mission Statement:

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

Major Duties

  • Responsible for review of investigative files and the preparation of investigative reports and legal memoranda.
  • Conduct comprehensive legal research; prepare written documents such as legal memoranda and policy statements, and evaluate proposed legislation and policies impacting the FBI disciplinary process.
  • Assist with training, including presentations to FBI personnel.

Qualifications and Evaluations

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 and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies

  • Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
  • Analytic Thinking
  • Communication

Positive Education Requiremen

BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Specialized Experience (SE):

GS-13: Applicants applying for the GS-13 must also have 1.5 or more years of post J.D. attorney experience.

  • Conducts comprehensive legal research and prepares written documents as legal memoranda.

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

  • Conducts comprehensive legal research and prepares written documents as legal memoranda.

Desired Skills

Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualified applicants.

Prior experience in working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • Police Misconduct
  • Professional Responsibility Issues.

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