Attorney-Adviser 

OPEN DATE:  Tuesday, August 24, 2021

CLOSE DATE:  Tuesday, September 8, 2021

 

Office Description

The incumbent of this position serves as an Attorney-Adviser (GS-0905-15) in the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State (Department or DOS).

 

This DOS OIG has statutory oversight responsibility over DOS, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). DOS OIG responsibilities include conducting and reporting on inspections, investigations, audits, evaluations and reviews involving overseas posts and domestic Department, USAGM, and USIBWC organizations. 

 

Responsibilities

This position will support the DOS OIG Office of Investigations (“INV”), and will perform legal analysis and research, conduct necessary conferences and consultations and provide litigation support and advice and counsel to the senior leadership and other staff of INV and OIG on the full spectrum of federal civil and criminal fraud and law enforcement related issues.  In addition, this Attorney Advisor will be responsible for legal sufficiency review of INV products and may be called on to handle false claims, Qui Tam, PFCRA and other litigation.  This attorney may be called on to handle other work for the OIG as needed. 

 

Required Qualifications

  1. Applicants must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school.

  2. Applicants must be a current member of a bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

  3. Have at least 5 years of post-J.D. full-time legal experience.

  4. Have at least 3 years of criminal law, law enforcement and fraud experience in government.

                                              

Preferred Skills/Experience for Applicants

  • OIG experience or other federal government oversight operations, policies and procedures, especially with respect to procurement, contracting, capital construction or grants, and applicable federal law, regulations and guidance related to procurement.

  • Substantial legal experience, to include litigation, investigative, advisory, or law enforcement experience, preferably with a prosecutor’s office, law enforcement or regulatory agency, in state or the federal government, or comparable legal experience.

  • A broad range of criminal investigative experience, including, but not limited to, public corruption, fraud, or financial crimes; experience in a Rackets or Appeals Unit.

  • Substantial investigative report writing and prior editing or proofreading experience.

  • Prior False Claims Act; Qui Tam, PFCRA and/or other litigation experience.

  • Experience in crafting clear, well-written reports for public/external issuance, containing findings of fact and recommendations for remedial action or improvements.

  • Strong legal research and analytical skills, with prior public policy experience.

  • Experience in corporate or governmental compliance.

  • Experience in responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, such as serving as an Appeals Officer, Records Access Officer, and/or handling FOIA-related litigation.

  • Experience in drafting subpoenas, and handling litigation to enforce subpoena compliance.

  • Ten (10) years of legal experience, with five (5) years of criminal law, law enforcement and fraud experience in government is preferred.

 

Conditions of Employment

  • Annual Confidential Financial Disclosure (OGE Form) statement required

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

  • One-year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

 

How To Apply

Email the documents listed below to:  DOS OIG Human Resources Specialist Da’Vaughnta Daughtry-Crenshaw at HR-OPS@stateoig.gov by the closing date.

 

  1. Resume - any written format you choose

  2. Unofficial Transcripts

  3. Proof of bar membership

  4. Latest SF-50

  5. Most recent Performance Appraisal

  6. A writing sample. Writing Samples shall not exceed 10 pages including cover sheets, tables of content, etc. Any pages after page 10 will be discarded and not considered.

 

Location

The physical worksite for this position is located in Arlington, VA. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

 

Travel Required

25% or less

 

The DOS OIG is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.