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    The NSA Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking superior applicants with experience in practice areas such as litigation, national security law, government contracts, administrative law, and government ethics, among others, who are interested in joining its elite team of lawyers who provide legal advice to the Agency as it carries out its missions.

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    Because the twin missions of NSA - signals intelligence and cybersecurity - encompass counterterrorism and cybersecurity, two of the most important and dynamic challenges our Government faces today, there is rarely a typical day for an NSA attorney. We are routinely presented with exciting and novel legal issues at the intersection of technology and law.

    In tackling these challenges, our attorneys work directly with senior officials at various Intelligence Community and Executive Branch agencies, as well as relevant committees of Congress.

    NSA attorneys work in a highly classified setting and are entrusted with tremendous responsibility as they advise the Director and other senior leaders at the Agency on a diverse and complex spectrum of issues related to gathering the foreign intelligence information needed to fight international terrorism, espionage, transnational crime, and narcotics, to defeat foreign cyber adversaries trying to steal national secrets, and to provide intelligence support to critical military overseas tactical operations, all while protecting our civil liberties and ensuring strict compliance with the Constitution and our laws. Because the NSA is a Department of Defense agency, our attorneys have a unique opportunity to be directly involved in national security operations working alongside military and civilian colleagues, as well as to interact with the private sector in cybersecurity and other matters.

    In short, many OGC attorneys say they can't imagine working in a more exciting and important position.

    NSA OGC has several exciting and challenging career opportunities available in a range of legal practice groups that provide advice in the areas of: Intelligence Law; Information Assurance Law; Legislation; Litigation; Acquisition, Research & Technology Law; Law & Policy; and Administrative Law & Ethics.

    The responsibilities of an Attorney at the NSA can include:

    • Advising the Agency on legal matters involving a particular subject matter (e.g., intelligence operations, procurement, research and development, information security, patents, security matters, legislation, employment/personnel issues, ethics, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act (PA), or Federal Records Act (FRA) questions)
    • Analyzing legislation, programs, policies, regulations, or plans to determine impact on the Agency
    • Representing the Agency's official position in legal and legislative proceedings
    • Representing the Agency in interactions with outside customers, DoD, Congressional representatives, foreign partners, or the general public
    • Conferring with/educating clients, customers, or stakeholders on legal or policy issues
    • Determining the legal sufficiency of documents
    • Drafting legal briefs, pleadings, etc.
    • Making legal determinations in accordance with laws, regulations, professional standards, or Agency policies and procedures

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    15 - GG13/1 - 15/10

  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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