JOB DESCRIPTION: Attorneys provide legal advice and representation to ensure that NGA accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. They ascertain facts, analyze issues, apply legal authorities, render opinions, and advocate Agency positions. Attorneys work cooperatively with others within the office, the Agency, the Intelligence Community, the DoD, and the U.S. Government. Attorneys perform legal r

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Counsel (OIGC) seeks a highly qualified attorney in the field of administrative investigations. Position provides timely, accurate, and practical legal advice and representation to ensure NGA OIG accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. NGA is a national intelligence agency and a Department of Defense combat support agency whose mission is to provide geospatial intelligence to military forces as well as in support of national policy decision makers. It is a fast-paced, mission-oriented, technologically advanced work environment that is essential to the security of the nation.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice and assistance to the investigative staff directed by the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) and to provide authoritative expertise in legal matters and in the analysis and evaluations of the ramifications of OIG investigative (OIGI) activities. Participates in policy-making determinations that affect OIGI. Interacts with NGA officials and its Office of General Counsel; officials and attorneys of other Intelligence Community Inspector Generals offices, the Department of Defense Inspector General office, and other U.S. Government Inspector General offices; Department of Justice (DoJ) attorneys; legislative aides; and members of the public as needed. Provides legal advice on issues relating to investigations and other critical OIGI activities, which require the incumbent to address the intricacies of criminal, civil, and administrative laws, practices, and procedures. Participates in investigations and reviews correspondence and other written products produced by the OIGI staff to ensure legal sufficiency. Analyzes and recommends solutions to difficult legal and factual issues. Participates, in consultation with supervising attorney, in policy and procedural determinations that affect OIGI operations. Develops, coordinates, and maintains effective relationships with NGA officials, DoJ attorneys, and counterpart attorneys in other government organizations.
Will conduct original legal research, involving difficult problems of law by examining Federal and state statutes, Executive Orders, court decisions, legislative hearings and committee reports and by analyzing factual, technical, and legal issues in support of OIGI activities. Communicates orally and in writing with attorneys and non-attorneys on legal matters. In consultation with supervising attorney collaborates with investigators, auditors, NGA attorneys, DoD IG attorneys, DoJ attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys, and others in support of OIGI activities.
Provides legal support to all components of the OIG in the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and other statutes, implementing regulations, and Executive Orders.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To be successful, the attorney must possess a service-oriented attitude towards clients; maintain a proactive perspective toward the practice of law; have the highest standards of professionalism; and thrive in a collegial work environment where everyone’s views are respected and valued.
This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: The selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government.

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Occasional travel – Occasional Travel Required

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