This is a reposting to correct the title of the position to Attorney-Advisor. If you applied to job announcement number: CPB-AA-2016-1, you do not need to re-apply to this posting. Your application will be considered.
Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!
The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet officers and other Federal employees.
The Consumer Protection Branch is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and economic security of the American consumer. The Consumer Protection Branch leads the Justice Department's efforts to enforce federal consumer protection statutes throughout the United States. The Branch's affirmative litigation - criminal and civil - includes enforcement actions involving adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, and devices; hazardous and unsafe consumer products; unfair and deceptive advertising and franchising practices; unfair consumer credit and debt collection practices; deceptive and fraudulent Internet and direct mail sales; all types of financial fraud; and unlawful practices that target vulnerable consumer populations. This litigation typically involves consumer protection matters of national significance. The Branch's defensive litigation includes actions challenging federal policies, initiatives, and regulatory actions relating to foods, drugs, devices, and other consumer products. Much of the litigation handled by the Branch brings Congressional and media interest and scrutiny. The Branch works closely with the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking experienced attorney-advisors to investigate complex financial and health care fraud matters. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; and at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants must demonstrate an ability to function as an attorney, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment. Applicants must possess strong analytical and legal research skills and must have excellent writing skills. Applicants must possess skills in analyzing records, reconstructing events, and developing legal theories based on comprehensive fact-finding. Applicants should also demonstrate: (1) experience with complex financial and/or health care fraud matters; (2) the ability to quickly and accurately articulate complex issues in a case; and (3) strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a professional manner with other attorneys, analysts, and paralegals.
These are non-litigating positions and will not require in-court appearances.
You must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. (15 pages or less) If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION.
You must EMAIL your application to: Consumer.Protection@usdoj.gov
Please use CPB Attorney Advisor as your SUBJECT LINE.
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement, Eastern Standard Time.