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FOIA Attorney

FOIA Attorneys perform legal work on issues related to national security.

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

About the Job

As an FOIA Attorney, you will work issues related to national security and interact with a wide variety of U.S. Government agencies, Congress, federal courts, and the private sector.

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 in-house US Government agency FOIA litigation experience
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience dealing with the FOIA administrative process, preferably in the national security law arena
  • Prior private practice or government litigation experience

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. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.