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.
Investigative Law and Training Branch: The Investigative Law and Training Branch supports the FBI's national prioritieis by providing legal and policy advice concerning criminal investigative jurisdiction, operations, and techniques. It coordinates closely with the FBI's Criminal Investigative Division, the Cyber Division, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, the Domestic Terrorism and Response Sections in the Counterterrorism Division, the Office of International Operations, and all field offices and Legal Attaches. Specifically, the Branch is looking for attorneys wih criminal, national security, and/or cyber law background, experience with legal issues related to the Wiretap Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, privacy protection and compliance matters. Familiarity with telecommunications law is helpful.
- Reviews and negotiates policies and memorandum of understandings related to criminal operations, cyber security, science and technology matters.
- Reviews and comments on legislative matters pertaining to criminal law, cyber security, science and technology matters.
- Issues both informal advice and formal written guidance regarding implementing statutes, regulations, Attorney General Guidelines related to criminal law, cyber law and science/technology matters.
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 matter that fall within the purview of the Investigative Law and Training Branch.
- Provides training to various divisions within the FBI on matters within the purview of the Investigative Law and Training Branch.
Additionally, the Branch provides legal support to the National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC). The NDCAC is one-of-a-kind center designed to meet the operational, training, and coordination needs in performing lawful electronic surveillance on behalf of federal, state, local and tribal agencies through engagement with the law enforcement community and members of the communications industry. The NDCAC attorney will have a diverse practice area advising on all legal matters arising in the establishment of the center and the conduct of its day to day operations, including significant training and liaison efforts with federal, state, and local partners at both the investigative and executive levels. While a background in electronic surveillance and technology is helpful, the position requires an individual who is willing to dive into highly complex technical matters, can navigate sensitive interagency issues with state and local partners and interact well with industry representatives. The permanent duty position for NDCAC will be Fredericksburg, VA.