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    As an Attorney Adviser, Investigative Counsel in the Whistleblower Protection Unit (WPU) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Special Reviews and Evaluations, you will conduct sensitive, impactful, and high-profile investigations of allegations of whistleblower retaliation made by DHS employees, contractor employees, and others.An example of recent published WPU work is

    Investigative Counsel in the WPU also provide legal counsel to the OIG in the area of whistleblower protection. The OIG's whistleblower protection program is a leader in the community and requires Investigative Counsel with exceptional legal and investigative skills who can succeed at issue spotting and problem solving. Although Investigative Counsel have full ownership of their investigations and legal assignments, WPU provides a collaborative environment for members to regularly consult each other on the novel legal and policy issues that arise in the course of our work.

    Typical work assignments include:
    • Conducts whistleblower retaliation investigations and prepares reports of investigation.
    • Plans, executes, and adapts investigative plans, including through conducting interviews, requesting documents, developing a factual record, and applying that record to applicable laws and policies.
    • Conducts legal research and legal analysis involving difficult problems of law to provide advice in the areas of whistleblower protection, whistleblower reprisal, and prohibited personnel actions.
    • Monitors, examines, evaluates and tracks proposed legislation for the OIG.
    • Conducts complaint intake to determine whether complaints, supplemented by complainant interviews, meet the legal and factual requirements of a whistleblower retaliation complaint warranting initiation of an investigation.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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