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Ethics Attorney

Ethics Attorneys provide ethics advice to Agency personnel.

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Starting salary: $80,027 -$172,500
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from an ABA-accredited law school; Active bar membership

About the Job

*Salary range based on full time positions. Part time positions will have a pro-rated salary.

As an Ethics Attorney, you will provide ethics advice to Agency personnel, review financial disclosure forms, conduct ethics training, and consult with the Office of Government Ethics on relevant issues.

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
  • Active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Minimum of three (3) years of attorney experience in Executive Branch ethics issues doing the following:
    • Providing ethics advice to current and former Executive Branch employees
    • Reviewing confidential and public financial disclosure forms (OGE 450 and OGE 278, respectively)
    • Conducting ethics training
    • Consulting with the Office of Government Ethics on ethics issues
  • 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 for this position and describe your previous experience in Executive Branch ethics issues.