The primary purpose of CTS is the prevention and disruption of acts of terrorism anywhere in the world. CTS is responsible for supporting the investigation and prosecution of domestic and international terrorism cases, supporting the counterterrorism efforts of other US Government departments and agencies, and working with foreign governments to assist in their investigations and prosecutions of terrorism cases. CTS also assist in the design, implementation, and support of law enforcement efforts, legislative initiatives, and policies and strategies relating to combating international and domestic terrorism. Through participation in terrorism training exercises with the interagency community and other emergency preparedness-related activities, CTS seeks to enhance the ability to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats.
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 Intelligence Community, the CTS Regional Antiterrorism Coordinators, and the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council 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 Attorney also develops policies, plans, operations and initiatives to promote the enforcement of terrorism statutes. In addition to its case-related work, CTS Trial Attorneys are engaged in identifying terrorist trends and patterns, foreign and domestic training, public speaking, and topical writing in this enforcement area. CTS 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-14 or GS-15 levels. 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.
To apply for a Trial Attorney position with CTS, please submit a resume and a cover letter (highlighting your relevant experience), a writing sample (no longer than 15 pages which exhibits your own written advocacy skills), and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal (if available), to:
Michael J. Mullaney
National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 2647
Washington, DC 20530
No telephone calls please. Deadline to submit application is 9/30/2014.