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OCDETF FOIA Attorney Job at Department of Justice

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)

, District of Columbia

Application Deadline: November 20, 2020

The Attorney Advisor is primarily responsible for implementing, directing and administering OCDETF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Privacy Act of 1974 (PA), and Records Management (RM) programs. Duties include performing legal research, developing authoritative guidance and advising leadership on information law and policy matters, as well as ancillary civil and administrative legal issues. Furthermore, duties include the interpretation and application of statutes, case law, regulations, and other authorities and applying these authorities in response to requests for information. Ensuring PA and RM compliance. The Attorney Advisor must review requests for information and evaluate and execute the proper response in light of law, regulation, and policy. Confers and negotiates with the information requester community, as well as officials in the Departments of Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, and Defense, the Intelligence Community, and other federal, state, local, tribal, and foreign agencies on important legal and policy questions concerning information disclosure. Evaluates effects of pending legislation and proposed changes in existing legislation that may affect the operations of the legal program, with a focus on information disclosure law. Prepares detailed legal briefs that identify policy ramifications of such legislation for leadership. Attends meetings with senior leaders and attorneys from other federal, state, local, tribal, and foreign agencies. During these sessions, provides expert advice on information disclosure legal issues as they relate to the OCDETF Program. Provides authoritative technical legal guidance on complex, controversial, high value, and precedent-setting cases. Personally handles complex legal matters, including all litigation arising under the FOIA and PA, and drafts detailed records schedules and legal affidavits in support of FOIA/PA litigation. Performs other duties as assigned, including providing advice to leadership on other civil and administrative law matters affecting the OCDETF Program.

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