The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), detects and deters waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct across DOJ programs and personnel and promotes economy and efficiency in DOJ programs. Attorney Advisors within the OIG's Oversight and Review Division (O&R) conduct a broad range of investigations and reviews, including sensitive misconduct investigations of senior-level employees, examinations of high-profile DOJ law enforcement operations, and reviews of DOJ's use of national security authorities. Attorney Advisors lead multi-disciplinary teams that blend the skills of attorneys, special agents, program analysts, and paralegals. These teams produce reports and recommendations that promote individual accountability of DOJ employees and tangible improvements in DOJ operations. These teams are also responsible for conducting investigations of whistleblower retaliation allegations involving FBI employees and the employees of DOJ contractors.
As an Attorney Advisor, GS-905-15, your typical work assignments will include, but are not limited to:
1. Leading teams of attorneys, investigators, and program analysts.
2. Planning, organizing, and conducting investigations regarding a wide variety of allegations.
3. Obtaining, synthesizing, and analyzing documents and testimony.
4. Making recommendations to improve DOJ operations and making referrals for potential administrative action or criminal prosecution.
5. Writing detailed reports of investigation.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position you must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, be a member in good standing of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 3 years of post-J.D. experience.
In addition to the above requirements, applicants must also have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level or its equivalent. Examples of specialized experience include working as a lead attorney on complex investigations, drafting and filing complex motions, briefs, or other legal memoranda, and drafting reports of investigation containing in-depth analysis of issues presented.
Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.
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.
Your resume, supporting documentation, and narrative responses will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. Please provide narrative responses describing your experience with the defined competencies listed below.
- Competency writing clear, accurate, and thorough reports, motions, or memoranda containing in-depth analysis of complex issues.
- Competency planning, directing, and leading complex investigations.
- Competency conducting and directing complex legal research, accurately analyzing applicability of standards to facts, and presenting the results in a clear, accurate, and thorough manner.
- Competency understanding, interpreting, and applying substantive law and the ability to assimilate technical subject matters, define issues, and analyze and evaluate evidence.
- Competency expressing oneself orally in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable, eliciting facts during interviews of subjects and witnesses, and representing the OIG to other agencies in a professional manner.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The online application can be found below:
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/18/2018 to receive consideration.
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