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Employment Attorney

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At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $74,841 - 164,202* *Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible)

As an Employment Attorney for the CIA, 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.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the CIA's Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OGC is an independent office of the CIA that provides legal advice and guidance to the Agency and to the Director of the CIA. Learn more about the Office of General Counsel.

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Life at CIA

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events – as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

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
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Minimum of five (5) years of legal 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

All applicants must successfully complete:
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

Important application instructions for this position:

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

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

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are seeking employment with the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. Once you reveal your interest you lose control of that information. We ask all applicants to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the CIA. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Aug 06, 2018 02:22 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018 02:22 PM

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