Agency: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Hiring Organization: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
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The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (the Board) is a new, independent oversight agency within the Executive Branch established by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act, signed into law in August 2007. The bipartisan Board is comprised of four members and a chairman, nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. It has two primary purposes: 1) to analyze and review actions the executive branch takes to protect the United States from terrorism, ensuring that the need for such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties; and 2) ensure that liberty concerns are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the Nation against terrorism. The Board is required to report periodically on its operations to the President and the U.S. Congress, as well as inform the public of its activities.
This is an opportunity to be part of a new agency as it establishes its priorities and operations. There will be a number of Attorney-Advisors on staff who will assist the Board in carrying out its oversight and advice functions regarding federal counterterrorism matters. The responsibilities of the position frequently require the incumbent to address extremely complex, sensitive, and difficult legal and policy questions and factual issues involved in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, orders, decisions, and opinions. Issues in incumbents field of responsibility frequently will have significant impact on the public, and on agency operations. Incumbents responsibility in all matters requires a keen sense of fairness, good judgment, and an ability to assist the Board in dealing in an evenhanded manner with the widely divergent and often extremely sensitive matters that may arise. Many of the cases and problems involve little or no established precedent, may present delicate legal or factual situations, and may involve important Constitutional principles.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel may be required
- U.S. Citizenship or National
- Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
- Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET Security clearance
- Law Degree from an accredited law school
- Member of a Bar in good standing