SUPERVISORY TRIAL ATTORNEY / DEPUTY CHIEF, GS-0905-15
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CLOSING DATE: March 16, 2014
This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and may be filled as a permanent position or detail assignment for current federal employees.
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. This position is located in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney for a permanent position or detail assignment to serve as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section located in Washington, DC.
The incumbent will serve as a Deputy Chief in the Securities and Financial Fraud (SFF) unit and, as such, assist the Chief, Principal Deputy and Senior Deputy of Litigation in all aspects of Section leadership, and in national and international law enforcement efforts to combat white-collar crime. As a Deputy Chief, the incumbent:
Supervises and manages the work of the Unit senior trial and trial attorneys, senior litigation counsel, and assistant chief(s) responsible for particular aspects of the mission relating to combating SFF to ensure ongoing individual and team development, identify and correct deficiencies, and appropriately allocate personnel resources.
Advises line attorneys on strategic approaches to their cases. Assigns, oversees, and reviews the work of trial attorneys and support positions. Advises high-level Department officials on matters relating to significant prosecutions and the Section's legal and policy work.
Assists and supports the Chief and Principal Deputy Chief in the day-to-day operations of the Section, including but not limited to budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and a wide variety of Department reporting responsibilities.
In collaboration with other Section managers, develops and maintains the Section's program to foster effective national and global investigation and prosecution of SFF, including developing litigation priorities, policy and legislative recommendations, and international efforts.
Assists in the management of the Section's program to prosecute SFF, which includes investigations and prosecutions in partnership with U.S. Attorney's Offices, and coordinate with U.S. Attorneys' Offices, federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies and foreign law enforcement officials in the development and management of international and multi-district prosecution initiatives.
Coordinates with other Deputy Chiefs for the Fraud Section on cross-cutting programs, cases, policy and legislative development, and training initiatives, including recognizing opportunities for greater efficiency through combined efforts.
Serves as a principal liaison on SFF criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, State, Defense, and Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and a variety of domestic and international officials on white-collar crime issues.
Represents the Section at national and international conferences, as well as multilateral and bilateral meetings involving foreign governments, as a subject matter expert in SFF crime.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and have at least seven (7) years of post J.D. legal experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience at a minimum of GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: (a) working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal litigation (i.e. white collar, computer crime, racketeering); (b) supervising the work of attorneys or paralegals; or (c) leading the development of a policy initiative.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which are evaluated in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an incomplete application.
Knowledge of securities and financial fraud legal and policy issues.
Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases.
Level of sound legal judgment.
Ability to supervise attorneys and legal support employees.
Travel: Travel will be required.
Position and Salary Information: This is a permanent position at the GS-15 grade level or detail assignment for current federal employees. The salary range for this position is $124,995 157,100 per annum, which includes locality pay. See OPM's Web page at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2014/general-schedule/
Location: Washington, DC
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Submission Process: The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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Internet Sites: This and selected other attorney vacancy announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
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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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