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Attorney Advisor: Office of the General Counsel (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 by means of audits, inspections, and investigations. Because any government will not be any more responsible or effective in performing its duties than those who participate in that government either directly or indirectly, the OIG relies heavily on the vigilance, assistance and involvement of all, including District government employees, private citizens, and the press and media in carrying out its mission.

The DC Office of the Inspector General, Office of the General Counsel, is seeking candidates for an Associate General Counsel position. The incumbent will have primary responsibility for conducting legal sufficiency reviews of assigned division reports and editing such reports as necessary.

Major Duties

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting legal research and preparing memoranda analyzing matters such as conflict of interest, employee misconduct, procurement, ethics, fraud, waste and abuse, and the Freedom of Information Act. The associate general counsel will interact with federal, state and local government partners in the course of carrying out the OIG’s statutory mandates.  

The successful candidate must be organized, flexible, detail-oriented, capable of operating independently with minimal supervision, and interested in acquiring new skills to assume greater responsibilities.

The successful candidate must be able to prepare and edit all written work that is free of technical errors and properly formatted; prepare all written work in accordance with deadlines set by supervisors and colleagues; have a demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple assignments at least partially comprised of complex criminal matters; and have a demonstrated ability to independently make strategic decisions regarding case development and/or resolution.

The successful candidate must possess strong analytical skills and the ability to exercise sound judgement.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Ranking Factors

Experience and knowledge of District of Columbia and federal laws, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure, and the laws governing search and seizure.

Experience and knowledge of generally accepted investigative techniques, including but not limited to the use of administrative subpoenas, interviews, grand jury subpoenas, surveillance, cell phone record preservation requests, consensual telephone and non-telephone monitoring, wiretaps, pen registers, mail covers, undercover operations, confidential informants and witnesses, document examination, review of financial records, search warrants, arrest warrants, and indictments.

Demonstrated ability and legal experience handling the pre-trial, trial, and/or post-trial stages of white collar criminal litigation and/or civil actions.

Experience reviewing and analyzing memoranda of interviews and other relevant documents to determine whether criminal or civil prosecution can be sustained on the evidence.

Other Significant Facts

Must possess law degree and must either be a member of or eligible for waiver into the District of Columbia Bar.

The successful candidate should also have excellent legal research and writing skills, including at least five (5) years of criminal/civil experience.

Desired experience in personnel labor relations and contract and procurement law.  

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

Domicile Requirement- Excepted Service appointees must either be a Districtresident at the time of their appointment or become a District resident within 180 days of their appointment date.

Candidates for the position will be subject to a background check and substance abuse testing.

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 10 pages), ranking factors and a copy of your most recent
performance evaluation.

Salary Range for the Position: ES-8, $97,434 – 146,152
Due to budgetary constraints, this position is capped at $110,000.

Interested individuals should remit a cover letter, a resume, ranking factor responses and salary history to:

D.C. Office of the Inspector General
717 14th Street, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Attn: Human Resources
Or by email: ( [email protected])


The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer.

In accordance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code § 2-1401.01