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Associate General Counsel for Law & Policy

National Security Agency (NSA) | Fort Meade MD 20755 USA | Part Time | Posted: 12/05/2019

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ResponsibilitiesThe National Security Agency (NSA) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as the Associate General Counsel for Law & Policy (AGC/LP). The AGC/LP will lead and manage OGC's Law & Policy practice group, report directly to the Principal Deputy General Counsel, and, along with two other Deputy General Counsels, form a "Front Office" team directly advising the General Counsel on virtually all matters arising within OGC. The position offers a highly-motivated attorney the opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment and analyze cutting-edge legal, policy, technical and intelligence issues that impact high-profile current events affecting our national security. The Law & Policy group provides strategic legal advice and policy counsel to Agency leadership and senior managers on a wide spectrum of issues impacting the Agency's signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions. In particular, the Law & Policy practice group is responsible for providing legal counsel in support of the NSA's strategic engagements with external audiences on select issues of critical importance to NSA leadership, such as the Agency's activities under expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Consequently, the AGC/LP frequently engages with the Director and Deputy Director of the NSA. The AGC/LP will have extensive engagements outside of NSA, to include with senior attorneys and leadership at the Department of Justice's National Security Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Defense, as well relevant committees of Congress, and other external entities. The Law & Policy group also produces or collaborates on many of OGC's formal written legal products that are intended to support interagency legal discussions. BACKGROUND ON THE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL: The NSA is the primary entity in the U.S. Government charged with collecting foreign signals intelligence in support of the nation's efforts to counter the increasingly dangerous threats to U.S. security posed by terrorism, cyber actors, weapons of mass destruction, and hostile foreign governments. In addition, NSA is also charged with the protection of U.S. national security systems, including Department of Defense worldwide computer networks and other systems. In conducting these vital missions, NSA relies upon personnel with world-class technical and professional expertise. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical work ensures that Agency operations comply with the law while also protecting both our national security and our civil liberties. NSA attorneys work in a highly classified setting and are entrusted with tremendous responsibility as they advise the Director and other senior leaders at the Agency on a diverse and complex spectrum of issues related to gathering the foreign intelligence information needed to fight international terrorism, espionage, transnational crime, and narcotics, to defeat foreign cyber adversaries trying to steal national secrets, and to provide intelligence support to critical military overseas tactical operations, all while protecting our civil liberties and ensuring strict compliance with the Constitution and our laws. Because the NSA is a Department of Defense agency, our attorneys have a unique opportunity to be directly involved in national security operations working alongside military and civilian colleagues, as well as to interact with the private sector on cybersecurity and other matters. In short, many OGC attorneys say they can't imagine working in a more exciting and important position. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Draft legal memoranda in support of Agency's critical strategic objectives. -Provide legal and policy advice to the NSA OGC Front Office and Senior NSA leadership on all issues of critical importance to NSA leadership. -Represent NSA during strategic engagements with external audiences, including congress, other federal government agencies, and non-federal entities, among others. -Oversee and manage the Law & Policy practice group. -Oversee legal services performed within the Law & Policy practice group, including determining attorney adherence to appropriate professional standards. -Perform such other duties as the Director, NSA or NSA General Counsel may prescribe. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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