Attorney Advisor

Office of Legal Programs
Attorney
175 N Street NE
Washington, DC 20530
United States
20-EOUSA-10717074-EX
About the Office: 

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

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

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney's Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/careers/careers.html.

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

This position serves as the National Security/Cyber Crime Coordinator within the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA). The office provides the United States Attorneys' offices (USAOs) with legal and programmatic guidance and support in numerous program areas, including national security and cyber crime and also assists in the development and dissemination of policy that represents the overall goals of the Department, the USAOs, and EOUSA. Duties include:

- Serve as the principal EOUSA subject matter expert on all matters pertaining to national security and cyber crime.
-Advise, assist, and collaborate with EOUSA, the USAOs, the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee and the Cyber Subcommittee of the Attorney General Advisory Committee, the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office of Legal Policy, the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division (CCIPS), the National Security Division (NSD), and other Department components. Recent areas of effort have included support for drone prosecutions, the China Initiative, and expanding forensic digital analysis, among others.
-Provide guidance and feedback on legal questions, program management, policy initiatives, legislative proposals, and the need for changes in operations and polices nationwide.
-Assist in planning training for AUSAs and Department attorneys.

Qualifications: 

United States citizenship is required.

Required Qualifications:

(1) J.D. Degree [you MUST include transcripts in your application].
(2) Active member of the Bar in any U.S. jurisdiction [you MUST include proof in your application].
(3) At least 4 years post-J.D. legal or other relevant experience.
(4) Significant experience related to National Security and Cyber Crime prosecution and/or litigation.

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

Salary: 
$142,701-$170,800 Per Year
Travel: 
Yes-Occasional
Application Process: 

Please apply via USAJobs at:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/559508400.

Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Relocation Expenses: 
No
Number of Positions: 
One
Updated February 12, 2020

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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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