U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CRIMINAL DIVISION, FRAUD SECTION
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS / GS-905-14/15
VARIOUS DUTY LOCATIONS
About the Office: The Fraud Section is a litigating unit that investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases focus on corporate, securities and investment fraud, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), health care fraud, financial institution and insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs), mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for several term positions in the Fraud Section located in various duty locations within the U.S.Responsibilities will include investigation and litigation of criminal HEALTH CARE FRAUD matters and will require travel.
Qualifications Required: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of a bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least three (3) years of post-J.D. legal experience.
Travel: Domestic and international travel is required.
Position and Salary Information: These positions are for two year term appointments, with the possibility of extensions contingent on available funding.
Years of experience and current salary determine the appropriate salary level. The salary range for these positions is GS-14 to GS-15 (Base pay of $84,697 - $129,517 plus the applicable locality pay of the duty location). See OPM's Web page at www.opm.gov/oca/payrates/index.html.
Location: Positions are available in the following locations:
Baton Rouge, LA
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Submission Process and Deadline Date: To apply for these positions, please submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a detailed resume, law school transcript and a current performance appraisal (if applicable) to: Employment.Fraud@usdoj.gov (E-mail submission preferred) or mail to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Division, Fraud Section
1400 New York Ave, NW (Bond Building)
Washington, DC 20530
ATTN: Ben Crockett
No telephone calls please.
Please list the vacancy announcement number (13-CRM-FRD-034) and specify EACH OF the duty locations for which you would like to be considered in your cover letter. If you do not specify any duty location, you will be considered for any of the four locations.
These vacancies are open until filled.
Internet Sites:This and selected other attorney vacancy announcements can be found on the Internet at:http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
For more information about the Criminal Division, please visit http://www.justice.gov/criminal/
Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
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