job opportunity: FISC is hiring counsel

December 1, 2010

A very interesting job opportunity:

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court invites applications for the position of Counsel to the Court. The Court currently employs five counsel to assist the Judges of the Court in considering applications presented by the U.S. government for authority to conduct electronic surveillance or physical search pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The counsel also advise the Judges on legal issues presented in applications or that are otherwise before the Court.

The Court invites applications from attorneys with significant legal experience, and is particularly interested in individuals who have an expertise in national security law, constitutional law, or communications technology and the law. To be considered, an applicant must be a licensed attorney, a member in good standing of the bar of at least one jurisdiction, and possess a current security clearance, preferably Top Secret/SCI. The position is a federal appointment within the Federal Judiciary, and while the salary will be commensurate with the appointee’s experience, the position is classified up to the level of JS-16 ($145,144 – $165,300 at 2010 pay rates).

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to response@ao.uscourts.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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