The DOJ OIG, named the Best Place to Work in DOJ, is an independent entity whose mission is to promote integrity, efficiency, and accountability within DOJ. The OIG's OGC is a collegial office of 7 attorneys and 6 government information specialists. OGC provides legal advice on complex issues relevant to general OIG operations and specific OIG audits, investigations, inspections, and reviews; represents the OIG's interests in litigation; and is responsible for the OIG's privacy and FOIA program.Learn more about this agency
As an Attorney Advisor, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing critical legal advice and technical services in support of the OIG's core oversight mission. OGC Attorney Advisors are experienced attorneys who have previously served as civil litigators (in government and private practice), prosecutors, defense counsel, and agency counsel. OGC Attorney Advisors handle a broad range of long-term and short-term assignments, develop expertise in a wide variety of legal and policy issues, and interact with management and staff across the OIG.
Typical work assignments include:
1. Providing legal opinions or memoranda on complex and difficult issues of law relevant to general OIG operations or to particular OIG audits, investigations, inspections, or reviews, which encompass criminal, national security, ethics, and other issues.
2. Engaging in meetings, personal contacts, and telephone conferences with top legal and administrative personnel in the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, on important legal and policy questions and issues.
3. Acting as the principal attorney in charge of the preparation and presentation of cases before administrative bodies, and serving as the OIG's liaison with the litigating DOJ component in litigation to which the OIG is a party.
4. Analyzing and preparing recommendations for OIG responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and reviewing OIG reports for Privacy Act protected and proprietary information to clear such reports for public release.
5. Consulting and coordinating with OIG investigators in preparing recommendations for suspension and debarment actions by the Department against financially irresponsible parties doing business with the Department.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Due to the pandemic, the office is teleworking full-time.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel less than 5% for this position.
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