The Week That Will Be

The Week that Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, January 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Welcome to the first full week of 2015!

Monday, January 5th at 10 am: A divided government in Washington and an unstable global order have roadblocked the Obama administration's proposed "rebalance" to Asia. On Monday, the Center for Strategic and International Studies will launch its bipartisan recommendations to push past the headwinds and create a path forward on security, trade, and diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific called "Asia Pivot 2.0." The launch will include a long list of distinguished panelists. For full details or to register, visit the CSIS event announcement.

Tuesday, January 6th at 9:30 am: Transnational criminal networks have grown increasingly sophisticated with the potential to converge with terrorist organizations, resulting in a rapidly evolving border environment. Join CSIS for a discussion of "Holding the Line in the 21st Century," a collection of articles by the Border Patrol that offer an in-depth examination of the ongoing evolution and the risk-based strategy now used to target illicit networks. US Customs and Border Protection Chief Michael Fisher and Assistant Chief Robert Schroeder will speak. Register here.

Thursday, January 8th at 2 pm: The Brookings Institution will host a discussion of What Americans Think About the Fight Against ISIS. A new poll by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Shibley Telhami dives below the simple "approve/disapprove" numbers to offer a sophisticated picture of how the American public views the campaign against the Islamic State and the broader conflict in Syria and Iraq. Shibley Telhami, E.J. Dionne, Jr., and Susan Glasser will discuss the poll's findings. Tamara Cofman Wittes will offer introductory remarks and moderate the conversation. RSVP here.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Senior Associate General Counsel

ORGANIZATION: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

SALARY RANGE: $124,995 - $157,100
OPEN PERIOD: 11/26/14 - 11/26/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: McLean, VA
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI

JOB SUMMARY:

This position advertises at a GS-15. ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. Lower graded employees may apply, but if selected would accept the position as a lateral reassignment at their current grade.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 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 (Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act), and intellectual property law.

DUTIES: 

Lead attorneys in providing expert legal advice and guidance to senior Office of the Director of National Intelligence (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.

Lead attorneys in providing expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.

Oversee attorneys in counseling 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.

Lead, oversee, and direct attorneys in conducting legal research and analysis on extremely complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have a significant impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief ODNI leadership on issues and findings.

Direct and oversee attorneys in providing 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 or activities.

Lead and oversee attorneys in the analysis of statutes, bills, reports and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations and policies, to determine their effect on the ODNI and the IC; provide expert advice and counsel to senior management on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.

Oversee and direct attorneys in the preparation and presentation of briefings that 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.

Maintain productive working relationships with ODNI elements, IC colleagues, executive agencies, congressional personnel and members, congressional committees, and use these relationships to advocate ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities.

Lead a team of professional staff and assess performance, collaborate and oversee goal setting, and provide feedback on personal development.

How to Apply: 

For additional information, including a description of benefit packages, or to apply, please visit the full ODNI vacancy announcement. 

 

Associated General Counsel

ORGANIZATION: Office of the Director of National

OPEN PERIOD: 12/04/14 - 12/04/15
POSITION INFORMATION: Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: McLean, VA
WHO MAY APPLY: US Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI with CI

JOB SUMMARY:

This position advertises as a GS-13. ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. Lower graded employees may apply, but if selected would accept the position as a lateral reassignment at their current grade.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) 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 (Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act), and intellectual property law.

DUTIES:

Provide preliminary legal advice to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) leadership on 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 recommendations to senior attorneys to support the development, review, and preparation of United States (US) Government-wide and IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards.

Counsel clients, including ODNI leaders, on legal issues and provide effective guidance on possible courses of action; prepare documents on legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.

Conduct research and analysis on complex or sensitive legal issues as well as on laws, regulations, and policies that have an impact on ODNI and IC interests and brief senior attorneys on issues and findings.

Provide initial reviews of planned ODNI and IC activities for compliance with the US Constitution and laws of the US, Executive Orders, and other applicable regulations and policies affecting ODNI and the IC and brief senior attorneys on potential legal and policy issues, and recommend solutions to address legal problems having potential impact on the ODNI's or the IC missions or activities.

Perform initial analyses of statutes, bills, reports and Congressional materials, as well as proposed Executive Branch orders, directives, regulations and policies, to determine their effect on the ODNI and the IC; provide advice and counsel to senior attorneys on legislative proposals, Congressional testimony, and related documents.

Develop initial briefings for senior attorneys to support ODNI and IC views on particular matters to Executive Branch entities, Congress, and private sector entities; brief senior attorneys on legal issues that relate to or effect ODNI and IC activities.

Maintain productive working relationships with peers in ODNI elements, the IC, executive agencies, congressional personnel, congressional committees, and use these relationships to discuss ODNI and IC positions, support a continuing dialog, and provide insight into ongoing and planned ODNI and IC activities.

How to Apply: 

For more information, including benefits packages, or to apply, please visit the full opening announcement.