Attorney Advisor

Office of the Chief Information Officer
Attorney
1620 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
United States
19-EOUSA-10564721-AA
About the Office: 

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) seeks a highly motivated attorney with electronic discovery (e-discovery) expertise and IT knowledge to serve as the Managing Attorney of the Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC). The Managing Attorney of the LTSC oversees LTSC operations and serves as the Office of the Chief Information Officer's (OCIO's) expert on litigation technology issues.

This position is located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Online Application link:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542452100

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
Job Description: 

The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) seeks a highly motivated attorney with electronic discovery (e-discovery) expertise and IT knowledge to serve as the Managing Attorney of the Litigation Technology Service Center (LTSC). The Managing Attorney of the LTSC oversees LTSC operations and serves as the Office of the Chief Information Officer's (OCIO's) expert on litigation technology issues.

  • Serves as the on-site legal advisor for all LTSC e-discovery operations, reporting directly to EOUSA's Chief Information Officer in Washington, DC.
  • Oversees LTSC contractors in providing prompt, professional, and cost-effective e-discovery services to all USAOs, including processing electronically stored information (ESI) using multiple e-discovery processing software applications; loading ESI into and hosting ESI in
  • Oversees LTSC contractors in providing prompt and professional help desk support to USAO personnel seeking technical support regarding designated litigation technology software and advice regarding technical aspects of e-discovery issues.
  • Ensures that LTSC IT systems are well-maintained and comply with relevant security requirements.
  • Represents and champions the LTSC in communications with high-level officials including United States Attorneys, Assistant United States Attorneys, Federal agencies, Department of Justice components, law enforcement entities, and others as directed by OCIO.
  • Manages the portfolio of desktop litigation support applications used by USAOs, including working with OCIO's Office Automation staff to continually upgrade applications to ensure that USAOs are using recent versions, keeping apprised of software developers' product release schedules and roadmaps.
  • In collaboration with EOUSA's Office of Legal Education and Office of Legal Programs, develop and present training (residential and virtual) relating to the LTSC, litigation support applications used by the USAOs, and e-discovery issues.
  • Ensures adherence with applicable legal requirements pertaining to LTSC service requests, which often involve sensitive Grand Jury and Federal tax information, the avoidance of conflicts-of-interest, maintenance of project confidentiality, assurance of sound chain-of-custody, and compliance with all applicable United States Attorneys' Policies and Procedures.
  • Renders expert advice on new or proposed legislation, court rules, and other legal developments affecting e-discovery requirements.
  • Maintains awareness of legal, policy, technical, and budgetary issues affecting LTSC operations and alerts OCIO of any foreseeable issues that could jeopardize the cost-effective provision of high-quality and legally-sufficient deliverables to USAOs.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications:

You must have at least 5 years of post J.D. qualifying legal experience. Qualifying experience is defined as having experience advising on the legal and technical issues relating to electronic discovery in criminal and civil cases, including the use of various electronic discovery applications to help legal case teams process, search, analyze, review, redact, and produce electronically stored information.

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.

United States citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of civil and criminal discovery requirements, including discovery of Electronically Stored Information under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and key federal criminal discovery requirements (e.g., Brady, Giglio, and Jencks Act).
  • Knowledge of advanced managerial, administrative, and project management concepts, practices, and procedures sufficient to ensure prompt/professional production of cost-effective, high-quality, and legally-sufficient LTSC deliverables to USAOs.

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

Applicants must possess a J.D. Degree

Salary: 
$123,298.00 to $160,286.00 Per Year
Travel: 
Occasional travel may be required
Application Process: 

Evaluation Method: Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed to ensure you meet all job requirements. An attorney interview panel will then review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542452100

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Required - Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
  • Required - Your resume showing relevant experience and dates of employment (include day/month/year). (cover letter optional).
  • Required, if applicable - A recent copy of an SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), showing title, series, grade, and current salary; and a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
  • Required, if applicable - To get Veterans' Preference, you must indicate your preference in response to the appropriate question in your assessment questionnaire and you must submit the appropriate supporting documentation. See the "How you will be Evaluated" section for details regarding what is appropriate Veterans' Preference documentation. It is also recommended that you include veterans' preference information in your cover letter or resume.


Veterans' Preference: 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 indicate their preference in response to the appropriate question in their assessment questionnaire (it is also recommended that information is included in their cover letter or resume) and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) which verifies their eligibility for preference. 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, http://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).

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.

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 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, 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 Mark Fleshman at 202-252-6246 or by email Mark.Fleshman@usdoj.gov.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Relocation Expenses: 
No
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated August 13, 2019

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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, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based 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. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

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 disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. 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 must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-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. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

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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