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Inspector General Deputy Counsel

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There are currently no openings for this position. Please check back periodically as our hiring needs change.

At a Glance

  • Full time

  • Washington, DC metro area

  • Starting salary: $134,789- $164,200

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

As an Inspector General Deputy Counsel with the CIA, you will use your skills as an expert attorney to provide cogent legal advice and guidance to the highest-level government officials both verbally and in all types of written products.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is charged with conducting independent audits, inspections, and investigations of CIA programs and operations. As the Deputy Counsel you will make recommendations to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of activities and seek to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse.

You will also provide legal advice and guidance to the IG, Deputy IG, the Assistant Inspectors General for Audit, Inspection, and Investigation and their staffs. You will provide research, analysis and resolutions in a wide range of legal areas, including statutory interpretation of National Security and Central Intelligence Agency Acts, congressional oversight, constitutional principles, federal criminal law and procedure, FOIA and Privacy Act matters, procurement and fiscal law, conflicts of interest and ethics. You will also review and comment on proposed legislation, and interact with other IGs, the Department of Justice, and Congress. The Deputy Counsel acts as Counsel to the IG in the Counsel's absence.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA - Office of the Inspector General

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) 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. OIG is an independent office of the CIA that promotes economy, efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in the management of CIA activities by performing independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of CIA programs and operations. Additionally, OIG seeks to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. Learn more about the Office of Inspector General.

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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
  • Four (4) years of experience as an attorney
  • Prior experience in the Intelligence Community, in an Office of Inspector General or with the Department of Justice, perferably in a legal position
  • Excellent research, writing and briefing skills
  • Experience with briefing senior leadership and/or Congress
  • Abillity to work as a member of a team
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience or knowledge in 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
    • Intelligence law and /or whistleblower protections
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.

If you are ready to apply, add this position to your job cart. You can add up to four (4) positions. Job cart selections will only be retained during this site visit, so be sure to click "Apply Now" before closing the browser window. After clicking "Apply Now" you will be taken to the application account creation page. The positions will appear in the cart once you have created an account.

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
  • A cover letter in which you specify you qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • One (1) writing sample, 5-10 pages MAXIMUM, single spaced. A legal writing sample is preferred, but if this is not available, then a writing sample that focuses on your current area of expertise or interests is acceptable.

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 02:34 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2018 02:34 PM

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