Attorney Advisor
Justice, Office of the Inspector General - Washington, DC

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About the Agency

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Oversight and Review Division. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal inspector general offices with a prestigious team of professionals. The OIG performs audits, evaluations, investigations, and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP); U.S. Marshals Service (USMS); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAO). The OIG offers successful candidates an opportunity to make a difference by providing challenging work that results in tangible improvements in government operations. We provide candidates with an array of benefits, outstanding development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to earn various forms of recognition (e.g., merit and honor awards and time-off awards) for their significant contributions. Located in the Oversight and Review Division (O&R) within the OIG, this position will afford the successful candidate an opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary group of employees who conduct reviews and special investigations across DOJ components. O&R blends the skills of attorneys, investigators, program analysts, and paralegal specialists to review DOJ programs and investigate sensitive allegations involving DOJ employees and operations. These reviews and investigations are often undertaken at the request of congressional committees and DOJ's senior management. Recent reviews conducted by O&R include a review of ATF's Operations Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious, a review of the enforcement of civil rights laws by the Voting Section of DOJ's Civil Rights Division, and investigations into allegations of misconduct by senior DOJ officials.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 10%

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must complete a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security clearance

DUTIES: Back to top At the full performance level, typical work assignments include:

1. Leading teams of attorneys, investigators, and program analysts.

2. Planning, organizing, and conducting investigations regarding a wide variety of allegations.

3. Compiling and analyzing documents and testimony.

4. Making recommendations for policy changes, administrative action, or criminal prosecution.

5. Writing detailed reports of investigation.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

GS 15 : Must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar and have at least one year post J.D. experience. Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on complex investigations, interviewing witnesses and subjects, and evaluating evidence involving technical subject matters or technical areas of law. Criminal or civil prosecutive experience is desired, but is not essential.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see .


Your resume, supporting documentation, and narrative responses will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.

GS 15:
  • Competency planning, directing, and leading complex investigations.
  • Competency conducting and directing complex legal research and the ability to present the results in a clear, precise, and persuasive manner.
  • Competency understanding, interpreting, and applying substantive law and the ability to assimilate technical subject matters, define issues, and analyze and evaluate evidence.
  • Competency expressing oneself orally in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable, and the ability to elicit facts during interviews of subjects and witnesses.
  • Competency writing clear, concise, and convincing reports.

BENEFITS: Back to top You can review our benefits at:


The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

OTHER INFORMATION: Other Information:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: .

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.

• In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

• In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference,” and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See .

EEO Statement:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. - 14 months ago - save job
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