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GENERAL ATTORNEY at Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Mid Level

Washington, DC, USA

$110.000 - $140.000

30 Nov → 30 Dec


Job Description

Position: General Attorney, GS-0905-14/15

Division: Office of Professional Responsibility

Unit: Adjudication I

Location: Washington, DC

Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Salary: GS-14: $122,530.00 - $159,286.00

GS-15: $144,128.00 - $172,500.00

Full Performance level: GS- 15

Unit Description:
The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ensures that the FBI maintains its integrity and professionalism by impartially adjudicating allegations of employee misconduct. To preserve credibility and the respect of society, FBI employees must be accountable to rigorous standards of personal and institutional responsibility enforced both internally and through responsiveness to external oversight.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties:
The General Attorney is responsible for all assigned and collateral duties related to the adjudication of employee misconduct matters. Candidates must possess high analytic thinking and strong written and verbal communication skills, work proficiently and independently, demonstrate a high level of business maturity and professionalism, and possess strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.


  • Serve as an attorney advisor to all segments of the office.
  • Responsible for review of investigative files and the preparation of investigative reports and legal memoranda.
  • Respond to questions concerning the FBI's disciplinary process and OPR policies from FBI personnel in headquarters and field divisions, other Federal agencies, Congressional overseers, and members of the public.
  • Conduct comprehensive legal research; prepare written documents such as legal memoranda and policy statements; and evaluate proposed legislation and policies impacting the FBI disciplinary process.
  • Assist with training, including presentations to FBI personnel in headquarters and field divisions.

GS-15: In addition to the above duties;

  • Responsible for the most complex employee disciplinary cases.
  • Respond to questions from the highest levels of management in the FBI.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
Governance and Legal Jurisprudence
Analytical Thinking

Positive Education Requirement

This position has a specific education requirement; all applicants must verify completion of this basic educational requirement by submitting a copy of their college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicant must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (or have an LLM degree or other graduate law degree in addition to a J.D.) and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

Basic Requirement:
All applicants must possess a law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, and be an active member of the bar (any US jurisdiction).

Specialized Experience (SE):
GS-14: Applicants applying for the GS-14 must also have 2.5 or more years post J.D. attorney experience.

Experience in participating in interpreting and analyzing legal issues.

GS-15: Applicants applying for the GS-15 must also have 5 or more years of post J.D. attorney experience.

Experience demonstrating proficiency in interpreting and analyzing complex legal issues.

Desired Skills

Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualify applicants.

The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following practice areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Judicial Clerkship
  • Police Misconduct
  • Professional Responsibility Issues

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen

  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance

  • Selectee will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually

  • ALL applicants must verify completion of the basic education requirement by submitting a copy of college transcripts by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. (if applicable)

  • ALL applicants must verify active membership, in good standing, in a U.S. bar association

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