This is an opportunity for:
An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
This position, provides direct legal, policy, and investigative support to the Director for the Center for Disclosure and Source Protection.
Provide legal advice and guidance in support of the IC IG Forum's Whistleblowing Program, which includes a wide range of complex legal issues involving areas of law affecting the Inspector General's duties and responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, the National Security Act of 1947, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws, regulations and policies, including civil, criminal, and administrative procedure; fraud; appropriations; procurement; grants; federal disclosure statutes; conflicts of interest; ethics; employee standards of conduct; and discipline.
Provide legal advice, guidance, and training to IC OIG staff in connection with whistleblower protections and reprisal issues.
Conduct or direct legal research and analysis on complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have an impact on OIG, ODNI, and/or IC interests.
Analyze and review requests for IG External Review under Section C of PPD-19, or subsequent policy directive, to include reviewing completed reports of investigation (RoIs), reviews, and docket files; all information provided by the requestor; analysis of the framing allegation(s), determining elements of proof, and identifying investigative tasks.
Manage and track External Review Panel (ERP) requests- plan, prepare, present written documents including: reports of investigative completeness; memoranda to management; requests for additional information; present oral briefings to IC senior leaders on the status of review requests and final ERP determination; track ERP metrics on a quarterly basis.
Analyze statutes, bills, reports, legislative, and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations and policies, to determine their effect on the OIG, ODNI, and the IC; provide substantive advice and counsel to senior OIG management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.
Serve as the IC IG Forum's liaison with IC OIGs and maintain productive working relationships with these OIG elements, IC colleagues, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency on Whistleblower initiatives, best practices, investigative trends, policy and statutory requirements and training opportunities.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply
Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
For a cadre assignment:
o Current ODNI permanent cadre.
o Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
o Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
o Candidates outside the Federal Government.
For a detailee assignment:
o Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.
The Inspector General (IG) conducts, supervises, and coordinates inspections, audits, investigations, and reviews relating to the programs and operations over which the Director of National Intelligence has authority and responsibility.
Knowledge of the Federal ombudsman function, and knowledge and understanding of EEO and grievance policies, procedures, and Federal regulations.
Experience and skill in counseling and negotiation techniques.
Administrative Investigations Training.
Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as a proven ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues.
Demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of law practice, such as: the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, Whistleblower protections, workplace investigations, intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; uphold integrity standards; and adhere to the highest discretionary standards.
Expert research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions and recommendations pertaining to complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
Superior ability to routinely communicate, orally and in writing, complex concepts and issues in a manner well matched to the audience being addressed, and to consistently make sound, timely decisions in complex situations.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced, multicultural, dispersed team environment.
Extensive legal knowledge obtained through the completion of a Doctorate of Jurisprudence or Bachelor of Laws degree from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and active membership of the Bar of the highest court of a US State, Territory, Commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Key Requirements and How To Apply
Successful completion of CI polygraph and background investigation.
Successful completion of an ODNI medical screening.
A two-year trial period is required for all new permanent appointments to the ODNI.A complete application must include:
RESUME: Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.
VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.
COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.
SF-50: Current or former Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to (Daniel J.); (Stephanie M); and (Jacqueline D.) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.
To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call .
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.
Agency Contact Information
ODNI Recruitment; Phone: ; Email:
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
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