The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, December 1st at 2pm: At the Newseum, join the contributors to a new book entitled Whistleblowers, Leaks, and the Media for a discussion of the constitutional foundations that underly the tension between government secrecy and a free press in the age of Snowden. Panelists include Ellen Shearer, Gene Policinski, Paul Rosenzweig, Harvey Rishik, and Timothy McNulty. RSVP here.

Wednesday, December 3rd at 4:45 pm: The Future of Privacy Forum will host a conversation entitled Device Encryption: Too Much Privacy for Consumers? Among the issues to be discussed include: Whose role is it to decide whether and how to protect consumer devices, and conversely how much access to provide law enforcement through device manufacturers/service providers? Christopher Wolf will moderate a discussion with Amie Stepanovich, Julian Sanchez, and Carrie Cordero. More information is a available here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

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

CESDEPUTYCHIEFHIRE@USDOJ.GOV

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: CESattorneyvacancy@usdoj.gov

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.