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Opportunities for Attorney advisor

Posted on: 29 Nov 2018 67 views
: Attorney advisor
: Bachelors Degree in Law

About the Office: 

The DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG), one of the premier federal inspector general offices, performs audits, evaluations, investigations, and special reviews of the personnel and programs of the DOJ components including the FBI, DEA, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Marshals Service, ATF, and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices. The OIG's mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct, and promote integrity, economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in Department programs and operations. The OIG carries out its responsibilities with a nationwide work force of investigators, auditors, inspectors, attorneys, and support staff. The featured position of Attorney-Advisor is located in the OIG's Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC's function, generally, is to provide legal advice and counsel on a broad range of topics to the IG and to OIG management and staff.

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

Job Description: 

As an Attorney Advisor, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing critical legal advice and technical services in support of the OIG's core oversight mission. Typical work assignments include:

Providing legal opinions or memoranda on complex and difficult issues of law relevant to general OIG operations or to particular OIG audits, investigations, inspections, or reviews, which encompass criminal, national security, ethics, and other issues.

Engaging in meetings, personal contacts, and telephone conferences with top legal and administrative personnel in the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, on important legal and policy questions and issues.

Acting as the principal attorney in charge of the preparation and presentation of cases before administrative bodies, and serving as the OIG's liaison with the litigating DOJ component in litigation to which the OIG is a party.

Analyzing and preparing recommendations for OIG responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and reviewing OIG reports for Privacy Act protected and proprietary information to clear such reports for public release.

Consulting and coordinating with OIG investigators in preparing recommendations for suspension and department actions by the Department against financially irresponsible parties doing business with the Department.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position you must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be a member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 5 years of post-J.D. experience.

In addition to the above requirements, to qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have 5 years post J.D. legal experience, one (1) of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes providing legal opinions or memoranda on complex and difficult issues of law; reviewing and preparing recommendations for responses to subpoenas and other requests for production of materials; in depth knowledge of FOIA rules and regulations; and conducting litigation, including trying cases, before administrative bodies.

Must be a member in good standing of a US Bar.

You must have at least 5 years of work experience after law school.

Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see

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