The Antitrust Division, Competition Policy and Advocacy Section is seeking qualified attorneys to fill openings as Attorney Advisors in Washington, D.C. focused on competition policy.
The Competition Policy and Advocacy Section provides expert internal guidance and external advocacy to further the Division's mission to promote competition. It engages with Division leadership and staff, consumers, business, and lawmakers in the state and federal governments. It plays a key role in developing the Division's guidance documents, such as the Merger Guidelines, and in promoting a whole-of-government competition policy in connection with other federal partners. The section's work on evolving issues of competition policy is typically fast paced and high profile.
The Competition Policy and Advocacy Section serves a valuable range of functions for the Division: analyzing complex antitrust matters; advising on a wide range of civil and criminal antitrust policy issues, including agriculture, technology, healthcare, telecommunications, labor, criminal and intellectual property; developing, submitting to Congress, and supporting the Division's legislative program; advocating before federal and state governmental bodies regarding the competitive effects of proposed laws and regulations; and developing and implementing short- and long-range policy projects and programs of interest to the Assistant Attorney General.
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
As an Attorney Advisor, the incumbent will be responsible for:
- Providing authoritative advice on all policy and legal issues to the Division Front Office;
- Working with and providing policy advice to the Division's litigating sections on investigations and litigations;
- Analyzing the competitive impact of draft federal and state laws and regulations; and
- Working on congressional, interagency, and international matters involving competition.
Work also often involves assignments on other Division matters where investigations and enforcement intersect with ongoing policy projects. The attorneys hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. To qualify, an applicant must:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Possess a J.D. or equivalent degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least one and a half years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify for the GS-13 level, two and a half years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify for the GS-14 level, and four years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-15 level;
- Have superior writing, editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; and
- Possess substantial familiarity with competition law and policy.
A strong background in economics, public policy, and/or a judicial clerkship are beneficial.
- If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, please create one before applying via the “Create an Account” link. You will be able to complete your profile and upload your resume and supporting documents prior to applying.
- Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/720370700
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.