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Inspector General Senior Counsel

The Senior Counsel serves as counsel to the Audit, Inspections, and Investigations Staffs of CIA OIG and as an advisor to the OIG leadership.

  • Full-Time
  • $132,552 - $183,300
  • Juris Doctor Degree; Bar membership

About the Job

As the Inspector General Senior Counsel, you will use your understanding of the CIA and its authorities, the Intelligence Community, and the applicable laws and statutes under which the CIA OIG operates to serve as counsel to the Audit, Inspections, and Investigations Staffs of CIA OIG and as an advisor to the OIG leadership. Your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide independent legal advice to the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector General on all legal issues that pertain to or arise from the functions and authorities of the IG.
  • Keep OIG leadership fully and currently informed about legal issues affecting IG duties and responsibilities. Handle additional duties as assigned.
  • Evaluate compliance with laws, rules, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and applicable regulations.
  • Represent the Inspector General and/or Deputy Inspector General in dealings with other Agency components, including the Agency’s Office of General Counsel, and externally in dealings with other agencies and departments on matters of interest to the OIG.
  • Provide counsel to the Audit, Inspections, and Investigations Staffs of CIA OIG to ensure appropriate discharge of IG responsibilities, and serve as liaison between investigations and CIA OGC and external stakeholders.

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 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 Degree; membership in the Bar of one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia.
  • Minimum of 7 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.
  • A broad understanding of the Intelligence Community and the role and responsibilities of Inspectors General.
  • Prior legal experience in a federal Inspector General’s Office.
  • Prior experience in the Intelligence Community.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience or knowledge in the following areas of law: administrative law, legislative process, government contracts and appropriations law, Federal criminal law and procedure, Federal litigation, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and intelligence law.

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your ability to lead change, build coalitions, and meet organizational goals.  No more than two pages.