Job Overview


Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

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. OIG employees are provided with an array of benefits, outstanding development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to earn various forms of monetary and honorary recognition for significant contributions to the success of the OIG's mission. We are seeking motivated, dedicated, and talented professionals. If you are ready for a rewarding career with a dynamic organization, we encourage you to apply for this position with the OIG. 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.


If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing critical advisement and technical services in support of the OIG's core oversight mission. Typical work assignments include:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel for training, or case-related travel may occur once or twice per year.

Relocation Authorized

  • No