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Employment Attorney

Employment Attorneys serve as Agency counsel in administrative litigation matters including assessing potential Agency liability, drafting discovery, and litigating at hearings.

  • Full time
  • Starting salary: $72,030 -$170,800*
  • *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school, Active bar membership

About the Job

As an Employment Attorney, you will serve as Agency counsel in administrative litigation matters. You will cover all aspects of litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to include assessing potential Agency liability, drafting discovery, responding to discovery, writing motions for summary judgment, and litigating at hearings. You will also provide legal advice to supervisors and managers on employment matters, such as discipline and performance issues, advise senior managers on a variety of diversity and inclusion issues, provide training for supervisors, advise on the implementation of civil rights/EEO laws in agency-wide programs and regulations, and supervise several paralegals.

Who You’ll Work With

At the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), we recognize our Nation’s strength comes from the diversity of its people. People from a broad range of backgrounds and viewpoints work at CIA, and our diverse teams are the reason we can keep our country safe.

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What You’ll Get

Our benefits support every aspect of a working professional’s life, including health and wellness, time off, family, finances, and continuing education. Our programs include highly sought-after government health benefits, flexible schedules, sick leave, and childcare. In some cases, we also offer sign-on incentives and cover moving expenses if you relocate.

As a CIA employee, you’ll also get the satisfaction of knowing your work is part of something bigger than yourself. Our work is driven by one mission: to keep our Nation safe. Every day is an opportunity to enhance U.S. national security.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with the ability to provide legal advice regarding compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and all other applicable civil rights/EEO laws, and Executive Orders
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Unofficial law school transcripts
  • Three (3) legal references with full names and contact information
  • Legal writing sample
  • A cover letter specifying your qualifications. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.