Attorney Advisor

Office of the Director
Attorney
950 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20530
United States
18-EOUSA-10080150-AA
About the Office: 

Please note closing date has been changed to 12/1/17.

 

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, this is the position for you! With a diverse and talented workforce of over 100,000 men and women, Justice leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. You can be part of a dedicated team helping to enforce Federal criminal and civil laws that protect life, liberty, and the property of citizens.

The United States Attorney's Office (USAO)/Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) is a great place to work. The Department of Justice ranked #6 out of 18 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #59 out of 305 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2016 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php

The office is ideally situated among three Metro stations, three blocks from the Verizon Center, a short walk to the Smithsonian museums on the 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.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

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.

All initial attorney positions to the Department of Justice are made on a 14-month (temporary) basis.

Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory preemployment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. In addition, continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

Job Description: 

If selected, you will serve as the National Security/Cyber Crime Coordinator in the Office of the Director (OTD) of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). Duties will include:

  • Providing a full range of management and support to EOUSA and the United States Attorney Offices (USAO) in connection with national security and cybercrime program areas.
  • Identifying and analyzing issues, problems, opportunities, program strengths and weaknesses, and the need for changes in operations and policies nationwide.
  • Identifying resource needs for the United States Attorney community with respect to national security and cyber crime and formulates and executes plans to address those needs.
  • Developing, promoting, and interpreting policy and guidelines with respect to the spectrum of issues within assigned programs and areas of law.
  • Researching complex legal questions.
  • Drafting interpretative guidance and opinions.
  • Making substantive recommendations on legal matters.
  • Initiating and maintaining effective communications between EOUSA, USAO and their staffs, client agencies, congressional staff, Department officials, investigative agencies, and other agencies.
Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: 
Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 5 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. qualifying legal experience. Qualifying experience is defined as having experience prosecuting national security and/or cybercrime cases; an understanding of, and experience using legal process to collect digital evidence; experience with forensic issues associated with digital evidence; and experience providing assistance, advice, and policy guidance regarding legal process and procedures in the areas of national security, intelligence, cybercrime, and law enforcement coordination.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
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.

You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.


 

Salary: 
Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary range within the GS-15 level ($131.767.00 to $161,900.00).
Travel: 
Yes - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Application Process: 

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on December 1, 2017 to receive consideration.

 

YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE AT THE BELOW LINK TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

Job Announcement Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484271300 


1. To begin, click the Job Announcement link above. Click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)

3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. However, should you not be able to apply online, please contact David Smith at 202-252-1326 or email at  David.L.Smith2@usdoj.gov, prior to the closing date of this announcement to request an alternate method of applying.

 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Relocation Expenses: 
None
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated November 20, 2017

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  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 other 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.

Reasonable Accommodations:  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.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  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. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is 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. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.

Veterans:  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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