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 will 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 #3 out of 19 large agencies and EOUSA/United States Attorneys' Offices ranked #43 out of 320 agency subcomponents in a study, "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, 2015 Ratings" published by the Partnership for Public Service. See http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/index.php.
This position is located in the Office of Legal Education (OLE), EOUSA at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) in Columbia, SC. The Office of Legal Education is responsible for the training of attorneys in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Students include Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys and legal staff, legal personnel from other federal, state, local and tribal governments and foreign governments.
For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/
If selected for this position, you will serve as an Assistant Director in the Office of Legal Education (OLE), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), Publications Unit, and also serve as the principal advisor to the Associate Director, OLE on the formulation of policy for the publication of legal periodicals, manuals and materials, and planning, designing, directing, editing, coordinating, controlling and executing of legal publications. Duties include but are not limited to:
· Reviewing and analyzing existing and proposed publications for consistency with OLE, EOUSA, Department of Justice goals, objectives and policies.
· Providing legal expertise for the analysis of complex issues involving new and emerging legal topics.
· Providing guidance on the availability and use of various publications.
· Developing comprehensive guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of assigned publications.
· Making recommendations for new publications, to include changes in policies, procedures, content, and delivery methods.
· Providing guidance in the development, implementation, and assessment of OLE policies, criteria and guidelines for government-wide legal publications.
- Applicants MUST possess a J.D. Degree and
- Be an active member of the bar* (any jurisdiction).
*You must include your bar membership information in your application package to be considered.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least 5 years post J.D. legal and other relevant experience to qualify.
Qualifying experience is defined as having substantial experience as a legal writer, whether as a part of professional legal duties (e.g., appellate brief writing) or through external legal writing (e.g., writing for a bar journal or other legal publications); experience as a legal researcher and analyst, along with experience as an editor or reviewer of legal writing produced by other individuals; experience in planning and executing medium and long term projects; and experience in working under established deadlines to produce written deliverables.
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.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.
All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a 14 month (temporary) basis pending favorable adjudication of a background investigation.
Please apply via https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475107000.