The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace, and the candidate(s) selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. Internship opportunities are also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
U.S. Department of Justice
Criminal Division, Fraud Section
Experienced Attorneys/GS-13 to GS-15
The U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, periodically seeks experienced attorneys to fill openings in the Fraud Section, the largest litigating component of the Criminal Division. The Fraud Section plays an essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section investigates and prosecutes numerous, complex white-collar crime cases throughout the country. Additionally, the Section has vast experience working on sophisticated fraud schemes, managing complex and multi-district litigation, deploying resources effectively to address law enforcement priorities, and responding to geographical shifts in crime. These capabilities complement the efforts of the United States Attorneys' Offices to combat white-collar crime. The Fraud Section also plays a critical role in the development of Department policy.
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 three years of post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants should have a strong academic background as well as excellent research and writing skills. Criminal trial experience as well as experience in investigating and prosecuting complex fraud schemes is preferred. A demonstrated interest in white-collar crime issues is highly desirable. The positions require frequent travel. A three-year commitment is typically expected from selected candidates.
As part of the Fraud Section’s training program, new Trial Attorneys in the Fraud Section without significant prior criminal trial experience generally will spend 6 months on a rotation in a local United States Attorney’s Office or in the Fraud Section’s Health Care Fraud Unit.
Applicants must apply through USAJobs and submit a resume, a cover letter, and a brief legal writing sample.