The following are job announcements of potential interest to Lawfare readers. If you have an announcement to add to the page, email us:
ORGANIZATION: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
SALARY RANGE: $126,245 – $158,700 DEADLINE: June 2, 2015 POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: Fairfax, VA WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI
Provide expert legal advice to the Assistant Director for National Intelligence/Acquisition, Technology & Facilities (ADNI/AT&F), IARPA, and other senior ODNI leaders.
Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and interpretation of IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards governing IC Major System Acquisitions, to include Requirements, Performance Management Plans, and Independent Cost Estimates.
Senior attorney for the OGC team that provides advice and counsel on complex legal issues including procurement law, major system acquisitions, intellectual property, fiscal law, and procurement integrity, and provides innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; and, expertly prepares complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.
Position has the potential for supervisory responsibilities depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues.
Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC’s law practice, such as: intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation.
Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations.
How to Apply:
Applications should be sent to either [email protected] (classified email system) or [email protected] (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both [email protected](Candace R. McPherson) and [email protected] (Greta A. Hoyle) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call (703) 275-3881.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:TEAMB TEAMB
Email: [email protected]
1234 Business St
Washington, DC 20505
ORGANIZATION: Department of Justice
SALARY RANGE: $126,245 – $158,700 DEADLINE: April 6, 2015 POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: Washington, D.C. WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI
The National Security Division of the Department of Justice seeks a Deputy Chief for its Counterespionage Section, focused on cases involving the illegal export of military and strategic commodities and related issues.
Under the direction of the Chief, the Deputy Chief will be responsible for providing legal advice to federal prosecutors concerning federal statutes relating to U.S. export control and sanctions laws. 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 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 prospective 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 design of investigations and the 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;
- draft and coordinate motions filed under the Classified Information Procedures Act;
- help to implement strategic priorities of the National Security Division relating to the enforcement of U.S. export control and sanctions laws;
- 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 export control and economic sanctions, issues;
- participate in national-level policy development for export control reform initiative; and
- prepare testimony and briefings 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.
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.
How to Apply:
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
ORGANIZATION: International Committee on the Red Cross (ICRC)
DEPARTMENT: International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Washington, D.C.
Intern – International Humanitarian Law
OBJECTIVE: The Intern in the IHL Department at the Washington Regional Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides research and writing on topics of IHL, other branches of international law, and U.S. law as needed, thus contributing to the thematic and operational priorities of the legal team.
Minimum required knowledge & experience:
- Basic knowledge of IHL and a related legal field (e.g. National Security or Human Rights Law).
- Excellent oral and written English skills, good understanding of French an asset
- Currently pursuing a U.S. J.D. or LLM degree (or JD graduate pursuing another graduate degree)
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
Work with the IHL team to provide legal advice to the delegation in Washington, and to the ICRC as a whole on matters of IHL, human rights law, national security law, or other U.S. legal issues.
- Research and Writing. Research such topics as scope of application of IHL, detention, conduct of hostilities, cyber/new technology and weapons, and other related topics. Possibility of authoring articles or other short pieces for the ICRC’s U.S. blog (intercrossblog.icrc.org).
- Monitor Legal Developments Regular monitoring of legal blogs and news coverage to identify significant legal developments of interest to the delegation. In addition to research, the intern will attend conferences and meetings in order to monitor developments on specific legal issues on behalf of the legal team.
- Regular and timely reporting and analysis on meetings and events attended, as well as a weekly report on any relevant legal developments reported in external sources such as legal blogs. Reports are written for the purpose of ensuring the institution is informed of developments in U.S. policy, as well as to advance its thinking on key issues.
Management and Reporting Line. The IHL Intern reports directly to the IHL Legal Advisor. He/she is expected to collaborate with colleagues throughout the delegation in order to carry out these and other reasonably related duties.
The intern will be expected to work 30 hours a week for the months of July and August. This is a paid internship. For information about the position, please contact Andrea Harrison at [email protected]. To apply, please send CV and optional cover letter to Clare Taylor at [email protected] Applications are due May 15th, 2015.