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Intern, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

ORGANIZATION: Atlantic Council

About Cyber Statecraft Initiative:

Through global engagement and thought leadership, the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative focuses on international cooperation, competition, and conflict in cyberspace.

Cyberspace is similar to many physical realms, but it truly stands apart as a unique domain. Accordingly, while some of the levers of statecraft that deal with cyberspace may be the same as in the real world; some may seem the same yet operate differently, and others may be completely novel. Cyber statecraft will be a key tool to guide policymakers through the maze of regulation in cyberspace.

Our experience is that the education and experience of most diplomats, government executives, and military officers is far more relevant than they have been led to believe. Accordingly, one of the Initiative’s main areas of emphasis is to bring together the new field of cyber statecraft with traditional national security and international relations to finally make progress on the many issues vexing the US and other governments.

Job Summary:

Our interns are an integral part of our team. With a small group, most of our projects are all-hands-on-deck and we encourage interns to actively engage with events, publications, and strategies. This position will expose the candidate to the writing process for publications and articles, logistical elements of event-planning, creating strategic initiatives within a think tank. 

Interns provide important research and logistical support to the Center. Interns work closely with the Director and Assistant Director. They are also encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.

The successful candidates will have a passion for the work, an entrepreneurial ethos and a collegial spirit while also being an effective communicator and enjoying the fast pace of learning and growing in an organization. Demonstrated interest in international affairs, particularly in the cyberspace field, through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred. Interns are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects and to write and publish their own policy briefs or blog posts.

The positions are unpaid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. A monthly metro reimbursement is offered, along with Interview and Resume Workshops, briefings with our Military and State Department Fellows, as well as other senior-level staff. 

Spring Internships at the Council generally begin on January 5, 2015 and are completed by the beginning of May. 

Responsibilities:

• Conduct research to support the activities of the Director and program staff.
• Manage program contacts and knowledge.
• Draft correspondence and take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
• Handle logistical issues for program events and activities. 
• Write analytical pieces for publication on the New Atlanticist blog.
• Help draft policy briefs and task force reports.

 

Deputy Chief, Counterespionage Section

ORGANIZATION: Department of Justice

SALARY RANGE: $124,995 – $157,100
DEADLINE: Dec. 8, 2014
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI

JOB SUMMARY:

The Counterespionage Section (CES) investigates, prosecutes, and supervises the investigation and prosecution of cases affecting the national security and foreign relations of the United States, including espionage cases, cases involving the illegal export of military and strategic commodities and cases involving certain cyber-related activity. The Section has exclusive responsibility for coordinating and authorizing the prosecution of cases under criminal statutes relating to espionage, sabotage, neutrality, and atomic energy. It provides legal advice to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and investigative agencies on all matters within its area of responsibility, which includes 90 federal statutes affecting the national security. The Section also coordinates criminal cases involving the application of the Classified Information Procedures Act and administers and enforces the Foreign Agents Registration Act and related disclosure statutes.

Job Description:

National Security Division of the Department of Justice seeks a Deputy Chief for its Counterespionage Section, focused on investigations and related matters involving cyber threats to the national security, including economic espionage and illegal export of military and strategic commodities conducted via computer hacking, as well as related matters.

Under the direction of the Chief, the Deputy Chief (Cyber) will be responsible for providing legal advice to federal prosecutors concerning the disruption of cyber threats to the national security. In these areas, the Deputy Chief will develop, implement, and coordinate sensitive Department initiatives. The Deputy Chief will:

· work with federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies to develop effective strategies in national security investigations and prosecutions, and maximize the use of the full range of federal statutes;

· plan, supervise, administer, and review the work of staff attorneys and supporting personnel as required to fulfill the section’s responsibilities;

· provide strong support for the U.S. Attorneys, including assistance in the design of strategic investigative and prosecutive models, dissemination of successful enforcement strategies, and sharing of intelligence and tactics;

· coordinate the formation of response teams of experienced prosecutors to assist in the investigation and prosecution of cases;

· coordinate cases and provide legal advice, guidance, and litigative support to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices involved in national security prosecutions;

· provide advice and assistance to the Chief and other senior officials in the Division and in the Department;

· serve as a liaison between NSD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, other members of the USIC, Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, and various international officials on cyber and other national security-related issues;

· prepare testimony for Congressional Committees and subcommittees, briefing materials for Department officials, legal monographs for national security prosecutors, and comments on proposed legislation.

The Deputy Chief will establish program emphasis, develop operating policies and guidelines, communicate policies and priorities, and determine and implement internal organization practices, training, and improvements.

Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least five years of post-JD professional experience. Applicants must have superior academic credentials, possess excellent analytical and writing skills, and have the dedication and capacity to work independently in a very demanding environment. Past experience in the national security or intelligence field is not required, but is preferred. Prior federal litigation experience also strongly preferred.

Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.

Salary:
GS-15: $124,995- $157,100 (per annum)
Travel:
Periodic travel will be required.
Application Process:

To apply, please submit a cover letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience, a copy of your resume with a writing sample (we encourage you to submit a legal memorandum or brief), and a current performance appraisal, if applicable, to:

U.S. Department of Justice
National Security Division
600 E Street, NW 10th Floor, Room 10340
Washington, D.C. 20530
Attn: Bronnetta Rawles

or

[email protected]

No telephone calls, please

Application Deadline:
Monday, December 8, 2014

 

ORGANIZATION: Department of Justice

SALARY RANGE: GS 14/15: $106,263 – 157,100
DEADLINE: Dec. 8, 2014
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI

Job Description: 

CES attorneys provide legal advice and guidance to the investigative and intelligence communities in the development of cases for prosecution, and they assist the United States Attorney’s Offices when prosecution is undertaken, ensuring, among other things, that intelligence community equities are identified and protected.

Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, territory, or the District of Columbia and have at least 2.5 year of post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants should have an interest in national security matters and possess excellent writing skills. Significant experience in litigation involving, or a strong interest in, computer intrusion investigations is desirable. Applicants must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance.

Salary:
(GS-14): $106,263-$138,136 per annum (GS-15): $124,995-$157,100per annum.
Travel:
Occasional travel will be required.
Application Process:

To apply for this position, please submit a resume, a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages), a current performance appraisal (if applicable) electronically to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Counterespionage Section
600 E Street, NW, Room10606
Washington, DC 20004
ATTN: Bronnetta Rawles
No telephone calls please.

Or apply by email to: [email protected]

with the subject line “Attorney Vacancy.

Application Deadline:
Monday, December 8, 2014
Relocation Expenses:
Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Number of Positions:
One or more.

 

NYU Abu Dhabi Cybersecurity Fellowship

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy-Abu Dhabi (CRISSP-Abu Dhabi) and the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law (CLS) are seeking a research fellow for a two-year appointment to study cybersecurity issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Persian Gulf region. The fellow will be based at NYU Abu Dhabi, and will collaborate closely with CLS and CRISSP researchers in both New York and Abu Dhabi.CRISSP-Abu Dhabi is an interdisciplinary research community comprised of engineering, computer science, and social science faculy, as well as doctoral and post-doc researchers.

The fellow will be poised to influence significantly the public dialogue about cybersecurity issues in the MENA/Gulf region, and to become involved in shaping the cybersecurity relationship between the Gulf and partners in North America and Europe. Situated in a strategically vital location and growing in its sophistication and capabilities, Abu Dhabi is the location in which many important developments in cybersecurity will take place in the coming  years. As the law and strategy of cybersecurity in the Gulf continue to evolve, the fellow will have the opportunity to lead those discussions and represent NYU while doing so. The fellow will be resident at CRISSP-Abu Dhabi. In addition to the specific duties listed below, the fellow will be expected to collaborate on existing cybersecurity projects being undertaken by CRISSP-Abu Dhabi. The primary responsibilities of the fellow will include:

• Publication of research on the evolving legal and regulatory landscape governing cybersecurity issues in the MENA/Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states;
• Development of a network of cybersecurity professionals in the UAE to help advance the discussion of cybersecurity regulation and to foster collaboration between government and private sector entities;
• Planning and organization of private roundtables and public lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on cybersecurity to develop public awareness about the issues;
• Forging relationships between CRISSP, CLS, and other private and public institutions focused on cybersecurity issues in the region.

The fellow should enjoy working independently, be dynamic, energetic, highly self-motivated, and entrepreneurial, and be comfortable operating with minimal supervision. At the same time, the fellow should enjoy working collaboratively with fellow team members, and should especially find it rewarding to bridge not only academic disciplines (specifically linking technical fields with the legal and policy concerns that structure cybersecurity efforts), but also cultural divides. The fellow must be sensitive to cultural differences, and have the ability to be effective in a wide range of different environments.

Contact

Full employment announcement here. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample (preferably a piece of legal writing pertaining to the subject matter of the fellowship) by December 5, 2014 to Sarvenaz Bakhtiar, Director of Operations at the Center on Law and Security, at [email protected] NYU is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Senior Associate General Counsel

ORGANIZATION: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 16871

SALARY RANGE: $124,995-$157,100 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Sept. 11, 2014 to Sept. 11, 2015
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: McLean, VA
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI

JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of General Counsel (OSG) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provides legal advice and counsel to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and other ODNI officials on a wide range of legal issues to include intelligence and national security law, procurement and acquisition law, personnel law, government ethics, budget and fiscal law, general administrative law, legislative support, government information practices, and intellectual property law.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance to senior ODNI leadership on complex areas of law affecting ODNI’s duties and responsibilities under the National Security Act, Presidential directives, Executive Orders, and other related laws and policies.
  • Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of US Government-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.
  • Counsel clients, including senior ODNI leaders, on complex legal issues and provide innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; expertly prepare complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
  • Provide timely reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the Constitution and laws of the US, Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief ODNI leaders on potential legal and policy issues, and develop solutions to address difficult legal problems having potential high-level or large-scale impact on the ODNI’s or the IC missions and activities.
  • Provide expert briefings and advocate for ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; cogently brief senior ODNI leaders on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities.

For more information and for directions on how to apply, please visit the employment announcement.

 

Senior Advocate, Foreign Policy

ORGANIZATION: Human Rights First

JOB ID: 806077

SALARY: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package

LOCATION: Washington, DC

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Government Advocacy, the Senior Advocate, Foreign Policy is an integral member of the government advocacy team.  Specializing in human rights advocacy in the defense, national security, and foreign policy communities, the Senior Advocate will devise strategies that frame, elevate, and, ultimately, achieve Human Rights First’s policy objectives by working with the Department of State and the congressional foreign affairs committees. The Senior Advocate, Foreign Policy will work closely with appropriate coalition partners, and coordinate work with Senior Counsel, Defense and Intelligence and Senior Advocate, Defense Policy.   S/He will also provide support to other Human Rights First teams working with these targets, and collaborate closely with Strategic Alliances, Research and Analysis, Communications, and Development departments, as well as other members of the Government Advocacy team, to maximize knowledge, skills, and resources to meet organizational goals.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage Human Rights First advocacy with Department of State and foreign affairs committees, and related advocacy targets :
  • Develop strategies to influence decision makers with a specific focus on Deputy Assistant Secretary level and above and Professional Staff member and above.
  • Identify decision making process on specific objectives, including inter-agency processes.
  • Lead and/or coordinate meetings with Human Rights First experts, leadership, and validators as appropriate.
  • Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with senior-level policy makers and their staffs.
  • Lead objectives in at least one area of Human Rights First advocacy on the Middle East, Leahy Law, and/or trafficking.
  • Coordinate strategies with other work involving these targets.
  • Track legislation and develop organizational positions and approach, including on appropriations.
  • Lead Human Rights First approach to Congressional hearings in this area and/or involving advocacy targets.  Work with other colleagues to prepare, attend, and follow up hearings, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to projects in the Government Advocacy department, including engagement in major events such as White House initiatives and the Human Rights Summit; mastering advocacy tools such as BGov; studying advocacy campaigns; and cultivating relationships with Washington experts on human rights and U.S. global leadership.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • At least 5 years public affairs experience in a range of settings: government/cabinet agencies, political campaigns, Capitol Hill, or in a leadership role in an advocacy organization, including at least 3 years advising senior-level leaders.
  • Substantive experience in one of the following areas: Middle East, Leahy Law, or trafficking.
  • Sophisticated understanding of the legislative and political process, and experience managing multifaceted advocacy campaigns.
  • Excellent political judgment and a keen strategic thinker.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team. Strong emphasis on follow up and completing work on deadlines.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please complete the online application found at www.humanrightsfirst.org  under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

 

Senior Advocate, Defense Policy

ORGANIZATION: Human Rights First

JOB ID: 806244

SALARY: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package

LOCATION: Washington, DC

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Government Advocacy, the Senior Advocate, Defense Policy is an integral member of the government advocacy team.  Specializing in human rights advocacy in the defense, national security, and foreign policy communities, the Senior Advocate will devise strategies that frame, elevate, and, ultimately, achieve Human Rights First’s policy objectives by working with the Department of Defense and the congressional armed services committees.   The Senior Advocate, Defense Policy will work closely with appropriate coalition partners, and coordinate work with Senior Counsel, Defense and Intelligence and Senior Advocate, Foreign Policy.   S/He will also provide support to other Human Rights First teams working with these targets, and collaborate closely with Strategic Alliances, Research and Analysis, Communications, and Development departments, as well as other members of the Government Advocacy team, to maximize knowledge, skills, and resources to meet organizational goals.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage Human Rights First advocacy with Department of Defense and armed services committees, and related advocacy targets:
  • Develop strategies to influence decision makers with a specific focus on Deputy Assistant Secretary level and above and Professional Staff member and above.
  • Identify decision making process on specific objectives, including inter-agency processes.
  • Lead and/or cultivate meetings with experts, leadership, and validators as appropriate.
  • Lead objectives in at least one area of Human Rights First advocacy on the Middle East, Leahy Law, and/or trafficking.
  • Track legislation and develop organizational positions and approach, including on appropriations.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • At least 5 years public affairs experience in a range of settings: government/cabinet agencies, political campaigns, Capitol Hill, or in a leadership role in an advocacy organization, including at least 3 years advising senior-level leaders.
  • Substantive experience in one of the following areas: Middle East, Leahy Law, or trafficking.
  • Sophisticated understanding of the legislative and political process, and experience managing multifaceted advocacy campaigns.
  • Excellent political judgment and a keen strategic thinker.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, prioritize responsibilities, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team. Strong emphasis on follow up and completing work on deadlines.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please complete the online application found at www.humanrightsfirst.org  under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.

 

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