Attorney Positions

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 Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, periodically seeks experienced attorneys to fill openings in the Fraud Section based in Washington, D.C. The Fraud Section, the largest litigating component of the Criminal Division, directs and coordinates the federal effort against fraud and white-collar crime. The Section annually prosecutes about 60 fraud cases of national significance or great complexity. Currently, the Section is prioritizing investigations of corporate misconduct and securities fraud.

The Fraud Section's cases focus on corporate and securities fraud schemes, financial institution fraud and insurance fraud, and fraud involving government programs such as Medicare and international criminal activities including the bribery of foreign government officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In recent years, the Section has developed cases and initiatives directed at cyber schemes and schemes to victimize consumers such as identity theft, "prime bank" schemes, Internet fraud, and telemarketing fraud.

As part of the Fraud Section 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 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 corporate fraud schemes including securities fraud, accounting fraud, and false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission is preferred. A demonstrated interest in white-collar crime issues is highly desirable. The positions require frequent travel. A three year commitment is required.

Applicants must apply through USAJobs and submit a resume, a cover letter, and a legal writing sample (not to exceed 10 pages). Current salary and years of experience determine the appropriate salary level. The possible range is GS-13 ($90,823-$118,069), GS-14 ($107,325-$139,523) , GS-15 ($126,245-$155,705) per annum.

Updated September 3, 2015