About the Agency
OGC provides legal advice to the FBI, including to the Director, other FBI headquarters officials and divisions, 56 domestic field offices, and numerous FBI international Legal Attaches. OGC provides legal advice and support on a wide range of substantive areas including: national security law, cyber, criminal investigative law, and science and technology, privacy and civil liberties, employment litigation, federal tort claims, general civil litigation, the Freedom of Information Act, patent law, procurement law, real estate, environmental law, and administrative law. OGC coordinates with other elements of the Department of Justice, all of the other members of the Intelligence Community, including the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the CIA, and the NSA, as well as the White House. OGC also assists the FBI in forming partnerships with other federal, state, local and international agencies in support of FBI operations. OGC is responsible for providing legal training to the FBI workforce and state, local, and international partners.
General Law Branch: The General Law Branch advises FBI management and field office counsel on a broad range of legal matters, including agency authorities and organization, privacy law, fiscal law, interagency agreements, facilities and property, federal regulatory practice, and environment law. In particular, the General Law Branch is seeking attorneys with experience in all aspects of the federal procurement process including acquisition planning, award determinations, protests, contract administration, and resolution of claims. Experience litigating in one or more of the following forums is helpful: the Court of Federal Claims, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, or the Armed Services Board of Contrast Appeals.
Additionally, the Branch is seeking attorneys interested in providing legal support to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), located in Clarksburg, West Viriginia. Applicants should be familiar with the legal framework and applicable laws related to criminal justice information sharing systems, including laws pertaining to access, retention, and dissemination of data. The permanent duty station for attorneys working with CJIS is in Clarksburg.
- Reviews and negotiates policies and memorandum of understandings for fiscal, privacy, and other legal issues.
- Reviews and comments on legislative matters pertaining to FBI information sharing, biometrics, appropriations, Federal procurement, watchlisting and other issues that fall within the purview of the General Law Branch.
- Issues both informal advice and formal written guidance on privacy, information sharing, appropriations, Federal procurement, real property, watchlisting and other issues that fall within the purview of the General Law Branch.
GS-15: In addition to the above duties;
- Maintains a close liaison and a collaborative relationship with FBI attorneys within Headquarters and the Field Offices as well as from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, state and local entities, and other agencies with which the FBI deals on a regular basis.
- Briefs executive management on complex legal issues related to privacy, information sharing, appropriations, Federal procurement, real property, watchlisting and other issues that fall within the purview of the General Law Branch.
- Provides training to various divisions within the FBI on privacy, appropriations law, and Federal procurement law and ethics issues.