Civil Litigation Attorney
Central Intelligence Agency - Washington, DC

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    • Civil Litigation Attorney

      Work Schedule:
      Full Time

      $68,712 – $136,771
      GS-11 - GS-15

      Washington, DC metropolitan area

      The CIA's Office of General Counsel is recruiting a highly qualified Civil Litigation Attorney at the GS-11 to GS-15 range to join its exciting and challenging legal practice. Experienced litigators looking for an opportunity to serve their country are encouraged to apply. Candidates for the Civil Litigation Attorney position should have a minimum of three years of substantive litigation experience, the ability to handle complex civil litigation in a fast paced and demanding environment, and an interest in detainee habeas corpus litigation. Prior litigation experience in the national security law arena is a plus, but not required. The robust litigation practice at the CIA provides the opportunity to work on unique and challenging issues related to national security and interact with a wide variety of US Government agencies, Congress, federal courts, and the private sector.

      Minimum requirements: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school and active bar membership from any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands are required.

      OGC requires the submission as attachments of a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, legal writing sample, and the names and telephone numbers of three legal references.

      OGC receives hundreds of resumes a month from people desiring to serve their country by participating in our intelligence mission. If you apply for a position with the CIA's Office of General Counsel (OGC) and have not heard from us within 45 days of the date of your application, then we will not be offering you a position. We regret that we cannot personally respond to and hire all the candidates who wish to work for the CIA Office of General Counsel.

      All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

      To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

      Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

      To Apply:

      Make a note of the position(s) that interest you, as you can apply for up to four positions in one application. DO NOT submit multiple applications; this will only slow the review of your application, and delay processing. Please read the Application Instructions carefully before you begin the online application process.

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      An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

      Posted: Jul 16, 2012 01:34 PM

      Last Updated: Jul 16, 2012 01:34 PM

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