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    The incumbent of this position will occupy an Attorney Advisor position within the Security and Facilities Policy Staff (SFPS) at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AO).

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    The SFPS is located within the AO's Facilities and Security Office and is responsible for providing legal, policy, and analytical support for the federal judiciary's security and space and facilities programs. This support is essential to the daily operation of the federal courts at more than 700 facilities across the country, the safety and well-being of the federal judges and professional staff that work within these buildings, and the relationships the federal judiciary must cultivate and maintain with its Executive Branch service partners.

    Specifically, the SFPS provides support for two Judicial Conference Committees - the Committee on Judicial Security and the Committee on Space and Facilities. These committees are made up of federal judges and oversee the development and implementation of a combined annual budget of over $1.6 billion. In addition to the committee support, the SFPS also staffs related working groups and councils within the judiciary, including the AO's Space and Security Council. The SFPS works with other AO offices to monitor legislative activities that impact the security and facilities programs, communicating the positions of the Judicial Conference when needed and developing analysis and responses to pending legislation. Finally, the SFPS prepares analysis, presentations, correspondence, and briefings for high level officials including judges, court executives, AO senior staff, and Executive Branch service partners. The duties of the incumbent include but are not limited to

    • Preparing draft agendas, agenda items, reports and background materials in support of the biannual meetings of committees and councils;
    • Researching legal and policy questions that relate to judiciary's physical security and space and facilities programs and drafting corresponding reports and studies;
    • Identifying and tracking emerging issues related to the jurisdiction of the committees and councils;
    • Providing logistical support for biannual meetings of committees and councils;
    • Serving as the Facilities and Security Office's lead editor and liaison to the Office of the Deputy Director, working to process and coordinate reviews and updates to the Guide to Judiciary Policy and AO Manual;
    • Providing staff support on external studies and reviews of the federal judiciary's physical security and space and facilities programs, including those conducted by the Government Accountability Office; and
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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