Closing Date: 5th July, 2022


CTS is seeking experienced attorneys to work in all areas of the counterterrorism mission, including the application of investigative techniques to the task of identifying and disrupting terrorist plots before they occur. CTS Trial Attorneys work closely with agents from the FBI, the CTS Regional Coordinators, and the National Security Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) Coordinators and terrorism prosecutors in U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country to support investigations, review intelligence, and assist in the resulting criminal litigation. CTS Trial Attorneys occasionally assist with the development of policies, plans, operations, and initiatives to promote the enforcement of terrorism statutes. In addition to its case-related work, CTS Trial Attorneys are occasionally engaged in identifying terrorist trends and patterns, foreign and domestic training, public speaking, and topical writing in this enforcement area. CTS Trial Attorneys are also involved with the design of, and participation in, terrorism training exercises with the interagency community, and other emergency preparedness-related activities, as part of CTS’s efforts to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least 4-5 years of post J.D. professional experience to be qualified at the GS-15 level. Applicants must also have superior academic credentials, writing and analytic skills, and have significant criminal trial experience.

Applicants must also be able to qualify for the highest and most sensitive security clearances.

It is the policy of the National Security Division to request a three-year commitment for all attorney positions.

GS-15: $148,484.00 - $176,300.00 (per annum)

Periodic travel will be required.