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Ethics Counsel

Work Schedule: Full Time/*Part Time
Salary: $74,841 – $164,201
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

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

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks qualified, experienced, and motivated Ethics Counsel to join its exciting and challenging legal practice. The ethics practice at CIA provides the opportunity to work on challenging issues unique in Government while contributing to the Nation's security. Experienced ethics attorneys looking for an opportunity to serve our country in this unique environment are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of attorney experience in Executive Branch ethics issues. In your application, please include a summary of your experience 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, and consulting with the Office of Government Ethics on ethics issues.

*Part time tour of duty is a minimum of 48-hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Minimum requirements: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and active bar membership from any of the fifty states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands are required.

OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three legal references.

OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIA OGC and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we will not be offering you a position. We regret that we cannot personally respond to or hire all the candidates who wish to work for CIA OGC.


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

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

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Apr 03, 2012 10:31 AM
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018 04:06 PM

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