GS-14/15 Attorney Vacancy


Opportunity Offered: The FBI’s Office of Integrity and Compliance is accepting applications for one GS-14/15 attorney vacancy.

About the Office: OIC’s mission is to develop, implement and oversee a program that ensures that there are processes and procedures in place that facilitates FBI compliance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable laws, regulations, rules, and policies. OIC endeavors to protect and enhance the FBI’s reputation for integrity and to assist FBI management at all levels in maintaining a culture where ethics and compliance are emphasized as paramount considerations in decisions throughout the FBI. OIC also manages the FBI Standards of Conduct program.

Major Duties: GS-14:

• Responsible for conducting legal research and analysis in support of compliance initiatives. Serves as a compliance officer for the FBI, identifying legal risks to FBI programs and initiatives. Performing liaison activities with internal and external entities/individuals. Reviewing proposed legislation. Developing and delivering training on various legal issues and compliance-related topics. Providing ethics and standards of conduct advice and training.

GS-15: In addition to the above duties;

• Responds to the most complex and novel requests for legal advice or questions involving interpretations of legislation, case law, Federal regulations, and other legal authorities.

Minimum Qualifications Required: 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 U.S. jurisdiction). Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. legal experience. Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. legal experience.

Specialized Experience/Qualifications: See vacancy announcement on USAjobs.

Salary Information: The salary range for this position is: GS-15 ($123,758 – $155,500) GS-14 ($105,211 – $136,771) which includes locality pay.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Application Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must be United States citizens and must consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and a polygraph examination.

Applicants interested in this position should apply at

The vacancy announcement will close on 11/20/2012.

Internet Sites: For more information about the FBI, please visit our website at

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

FBI Employment Drug Policy:

Under the FBI’s current Employment Drug Policy, an applicant will be found unsuitable for employment if they:

Have used any illegal drug (including anabolic steroids after February 29, 1991), other than marijuana, within the past ten years, or engaged in more than minimal experimentation in their lifetime. In making the determination about an applicant’s suitability for FBI employment, all relevant facts, including the frequency of use, will be evaluated.

Have used marijuana/cannabis within the past three years, or have extensively used marijuana/cannabis or over a substantial period of time. In making the determination about an applicant’s suitability for FBI employment, all relevant facts, including the recency and frequency of use, will be evaluated.