This position is located on the Victim-Witness (VW) Staff, Office of Legal and Victim Programs (OLVP), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). VW Staff is functionally responsible for providing policy and support to the United States Attorneys' Office (USAOs) in the area of victim and witness assistance, community programs, and other priority programs within the Department and EOUSA.
The office is ideally situated among three Metro stations, one block from the Verizon Center, a short walk to the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, and is surrounded by numerous restaurants and shops. In addition, we offer creative work solutions in which we provide compressed work schedules and flexible work schedules, along with transit subsidy.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.
As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
If selected for this position you will serve as an Attorney-Advisor and will be responsible for:
· Providing support, professional legal advice and guidance, and related services to Assistant United States Attorneys, Victim-Witness Coordinators, and EOUSA on federal laws, regulations, and policies related to victim and witness topics.
· Responding to Congressional and Departmental inquires on the status, resources, and effectiveness of the USAOs' victim and witness programs.
· Serving as liaison to Department components and other government agencies to further the interests of the nationwide USAO Victim-Witness program and initiatives. Representing EOUSA on committees and working groups to resolve victim, witness issues.
· Evaluating the effectiveness of victim, witness-related policies, operations, and practices nationwide. Recommending appropriate changes to ensure adherence with applicable laws, policies, and court decisions.
· Developing and interpreting policies and controls governing the victim and witness assistance programs. Analyzing and providing EOUSA with comments and recommendations on proposed legislation, regulations, and policy affecting or related to victims' rights, witness assistance matters. Tracking legislation and case law and determining the impact on the USAOs.
· Drafting and interpreting policy, guidelines, rules, regulations and other guidance in the area of victims' rights laws, developing pertinent portions of the United States Attorneys' Manual.
· Identifying training needs, developing training programs, and delivery of training courses and materials.
· Preparing reports, analyses, and memoranda for use by EOUSA and USAO management.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree,
Be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction),
*You must include your bar membership information in the application package to be considered.
To qualify at the GS-14 grade level applicants must have at least 2 1/2 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level applicants must have at least 5 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
Applicants must also possess experience performing legal analysis related to victim witness programs and initiatives; developing and interpreting policies and guidelines governing the victim witness assistance programs. Tracking legislation and case law and determining its impact.
In addition, applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding office; should possess analytical ability to quickly identify and clearly and accurately articulate critical issues in pending litigation; should be able to demonstrate superior oral and writing skills as well as strong legal research skills; should exhibit strong interpersonal skills and good judgment.
United States citizenship is required.
You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
You must apply though USAJOBS at:.https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/449394600
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.