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Attorney Advisor, Office of the Inspector General, (OIG)



The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the District of Columbia government. In carrying out its mission, the OIG, among other things, strives to detect, investigate, and deter mismanagement, fraud, waste, and abuse in the District government through audits, inspections, and investigations.

Major Duties

Conduct legal research and prepare memoranda on issues such as conflicts of interest, employee misconduct, procurement, ethics, fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), D.C. Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opinion requests, and the legal sufficiency of audit, inspection, and investigative findings and recommendations.

The incumbent also works with the Deputy General Counsel to assist the General Counsel in providing guidance to the Inspector General to enable him/her to provide oversight for activities designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of government programs and operations, and in preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse in such operations in accordance with D.C. Code§ 1-301.115a.

Evaluate existing and proposed legislation and regulations to determine the impact of such measures on the economy and efficiency of OIG and District operations, fraudulent practices, and employee misconduct.

The General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel provide both specific and broad direction on fundamental policy and management issues to the Attorney Advisor affecting the OIG and its component divisions. Incumbent's work is reviewed for adequacy and from the standpoint of adherence to policy, meeting deadlines, and the exercise of sound judgment. Work performance contributes to the overall effective and efficient accomplishment of daily operations of OIG and the District of Columbia.

Assignments typically involve matters of a high degree of sensitivity such as, writing legislation, conducting legal research, analysis, evaluating investigative case files, interviewing witnesses, ensuring the collection of pretrial data, preparing memoranda on issues of conflicts of interest, and preparing written opinions, justifications and recommendations to support disposition of cases.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Ranking Factors

  1. Describe your knowledge of District of Columbia and federal laws, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure, the District of Columbia False Claim Act, the laws governing search and seizure, and the laws, policies, regulations, and policy transmittals applicable to the operation of Medicaid Fraud Control Units.
  2. Describe your knowledge of the District's personnel regulations, including causes and procedures for implementing corrective and/or adverse actions.
  3. Describe your legal experience handling the pretrial, trial, and/or post-trial stages of white-collar crime litigation and/or complex financial civil actions.
  4. Describe your knowledge, management and operations of large and small organizations; broad knowledge of the principles and techniques of management and organizational analyses, human resource management and the principles of administration, program evaluation.
  5. Describe your experience with conducting FOIA requests or handling FOIA matters.

Other Significant Facts

The incumbent must have a law degree and be a member of the District of Columbia Bar or eligible for waiver into the bar. (If eligible for a waiver, the incumbent must successfully obtain admission to the D.C. Bar within 360 days of commencing employment), plus a minimum of three (3) years of legal experience practicing law in area closely related to the activity of OIG.

The successful candidate should also have excellent legal research and writing skills, including at least three (3) years of criminal trial experience.  

This position is an Excepted Service Appointment. OIG employees serving in Excepted Service positions serve at the pleasure of the Inspector General.

Domicile Requirement- Excepted Service appointees must either be a District resident at the time of their appointment or become a District resident within 180 days of their appointment date.
The incumbent of this position will be subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of D.C. Personnel Regulations, Suitability – Security Sensitive.

Interested individuals should remit a cover letter (which specifically addresses the applicant's experience in those areas listed in the qualification criteria), resume, writing sample (not to exceed ten pages), and a copy of your most recent performance evaluation. 

Salary Range for the Position: ES-8, $102,364 - $153,548

Interested individual should remit a cover letter, a resume, ranking factor responses, and salary history to the D.C. Office of the Inspector General recruitment box at [email protected]

The District of Columbia Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

COVID-19 Vaccination: All employees of the District of Columbia must be vaccinated against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) as a condition of employment.