All applicants must be:
- U.S. citizens (dual U.S. citizens also eligible)
- At least 18 years of age
- Willing to move to the Washington, DC area
- Able to complete security and medical evaluations
- Registered for the Selective Service
About the Job
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Associate Counsel to the Audit, Inspections, and Investigations Staffs of OIG and as an advisor to OIG leadership. The position requires an understanding of CIA and its authorities, the Intelligence Community, the applicable laws, and statutes under which OIG operates, and its relationship to the rest of the Inspector General (IG) community.
As Associate Counsel with OIG, you will work independently and with minimum supervision using your skills as an attorney to:
- Provide cogent legal advice and guidance to the highest-level government officials both orally and in all types of written products.
- Provide legal advice and guidance to the IG, the Assistant Inspectors General for Audit, Inspections, and Investigations, and their staffs.
- Provide research, analysis, and resolutions in a wide range of legal areas, including statutory interpretation of the National Security and Central Intelligence Agency Acts, congressional oversight, constitutional principles, federal criminal law and procedure, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act matters, procurement and fiscal law, conflicts of interest, and ethics.
- Review and comment on proposed legislation and interact with other IGs, the Department of Justice, and Congress.
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.
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.
- Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school
- Active membership in the Bar of one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
- Minimum of 4 years of experience practicing law
- Knowledge of Federal criminal law and procedure and its application in a classified environment
- Demonstrated excellence in research and writing
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with others to achieve effective and proactive resolution of legal and policy issues
- Knowledge of administrative law, including procurement and fiscal law, conflicts of interest, ethics, Freedom of Information Act, or Privacy Act
- Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
- A broad understanding of the Intelligence Community and the role and responsibilities of Inspectors General
- Experience or knowledge in some of the following areas of law:
- Administrative law
- Government contracts
- Appropriations law
- Federal criminal law and procedure
- National security litigation
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
- Privacy Act
- Whistleblower law
- Prior legal experience in a federal Inspector General’s Office
- Prior experience in the Intelligence Community