The FBI must ensure our workforce is fully staffed to continue protecting our nation and combating crime. As a result, the FBI is committed to achieving FY 2014 hiring goals. Effective, May 5, 2014, FBI employees will be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of promotion, reassignment or change to lower grade unless the new position is career enhancing (Headquarters to Field Offices or Field Offices to Headquarters) or offers a greater promotional potential than the position in which they are currently serving.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All Applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction). Applicants applying for the GS 14 must also have 2.5 years or more post J.D. legal experience. Applicants applying for the GS 15 must also have 4 or more years of post J.D. legal experience.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENTS above, applicant must meet the specialized experience (SE) as described below;
GS-14: Applicant must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Specialized Experience is;
- Experience interpreting and analyzing legal issues surrounding regulation and legislation review and proposals; privacy and civil liberty protection; or information access, protection, and dissemination.
- Experience advising on the application of statutory and regulatory requirements in conducting national security investigations.
GS-15: Applicant must possess one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 level. Specialized Experience is;
Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- Experience interpreting and analyzing complex issues affecting rules, statutes, and regulatory matters and questions of law and fact and conducting in-depth, complex research on authorities, decision law, precedents on point of law, rule making proceedings, and or congressional testimony.
- Experience writing policies and procedures on complex matters; and negotiating memorandum of procedures or other types of inter-agency agreements.
Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.).
Positive Education Requirement: This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy
announcement. Please see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement for additional information.
Please be advised candidates that are selected for this position, must be approved by the Department of Justice, before they can complete the FBI's background process.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
- Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
- Oral/Written Communication
- Problem-Solving Skills
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.
Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
Questions or requests for further information may be referred to Elaine Lammert, Principal Deputy General Counsel, or Catherine Bruno, Chief of Staff, at (202) 324-6810. To preview questions please click here.