National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
ASSIGNMENT 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 research and writing, counsel clients, and represent the Agency before legal forums. They oversee and direct Agency programs.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Office of General Counsel (OGC) seeks highly qualified attorneys who have just received their J.D. degrees, or recent law school graduates completing clerkships, into three-year-term positions to build the foundation of an outstanding career in national security law. Honors Attorneys work under the close supervision of experienced attorneys rotating through several OGC divisions, where they will gain intensive training and experience in critical skills for national security lawyers, including litigation, intelligence oversight/operational law, international law, and administrative law. Honors Attorneys will also gain deep exposure to NGA's geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) mission and cutting-edge legal issues associated with the changing intelligence environment. At the conclusion of the three-year-term, Honors Attorneys will have the opportunity to continue their career at NGA as permanent members of our team, or be highly competitive for attorney positions at other agencies in the IC/DoD community.
Current OGC attorneys provide timely, accurate, and practical legal advice and representation to ensure NGA accomplishes its mission in compliance with applicable laws. All NGA attorney practice areas are assigned at the discretion of the NGA General Counsel, and are subject to change based on the need