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.
National Security Law Branch: The National Security Law Branch provides advice and services to the FBI's National Security Branch (NSB) and other FBI elements on a highly diverse range of important operational, policy, litigation, oversight, and training matters in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. In pursuit of FBI national security objectives, the attorneys in the Branch interact and coordinate with all Intelligence Community agencies, and work extensively on matters regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). To this end, the Branch is seeking attorneys with national security and/or criminal law experience, civil litigation, or policy and legislation development.
- Reviews and negotiates policies and memorandum of understandings related to FBI national security interests.
- Reviews and comments on all legislative matters pertaining to FBI national security matters.
- Issues written guidance for general FBI dissemination and in implementing statutes, regulations, executive orders, and Attorney General and ODNI guidance related to national security law.
- Assist with the disclosure of information requested by Congress or required by statute to be reported to Congress concerning national security law 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 National Security Division and United States Intelligence Community.
- Involved in all aspects of the legislative process, including drafting of legislation, and preparing executive management for congressional hearings, for national security law matters.
- Advises on and drafts proposed policies of the FBI with regard to national security matters, and conducts training for FBI personnel on these issues.