This position is located in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Oversight and Review Division. The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is one of the premier federal inspector general offices with a prestigious team of professionals. The OIG performs audits, evaluations, investigations, and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP); U.S. Marshals Service (USMS); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices (USAO). The OIG offers successful candidates an opportunity to make a difference by providing challenging work that result in tangible improvements in government operations. We provide candidates with an array of benefits, outstanding development and training opportunities, and the opportunity to earn various forms of recognition (e.g., merit and honor awards and time-off awards) for their significant contributions. Located in the Oversight and Review Division (O&R) within the OIG, this position will afford the successful candidate an opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary group of employees who conduct reviews and special investigations across DOJ components. O&R blends the skills of attorneys, investigators, program analysts, and paralegal specialists to review DOJ programs and investigate sensitive allegations involving DOJ employees and operations. These reviews and investigations are often undertaken at the request of congressional committees and DOJ's senior management. Recent reviews conducted by O&R include a review of the handling and sharing of information prior to the Boston Marathon bombings, a review ATF's Operations Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious, and investigations into allegations of misconduct by senior DOJ officials.
At the full performance level, typical work assignments include:
1. Leading teams of attorneys, investigators, and program analysts.
2. Planning, organizing, and conducting investigations regarding a wide variety of allegations.
3. Compiling and analyzing documents and testimony.
4. Making recommendations for policy changes, administrative action, or criminal prosecution.
5. Writing detailed reports of investigation.
- Competency planning, directing, and leading complex investigations.
- Competency conducting and directing complex legal research and the ability to present the results in a clear, precise, and persuasive 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, and the ability to elicit facts during interviews of subjects and witnesses.
- Competency writing clear, concise, and convincing reports.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
GS 15 : Must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar and have at least one year post J.D. experience. Applicants must also have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on complex investigations, interviewing witnesses and subjects, and evaluating evidence involving technical subject matters or technical areas of law. Criminal or civil prosecutive experience is desired, but is not essential.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
To receive consideration:
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