This position is located in the Office of the Chief Counsel (CC), Law and Policy Division. The position is embedded in the ATF Academy in Glynco, GA. The incumbent functions as an expert legal advisor assigned to the Associate Chief Counsel (Law and Policy (LP)) and provides liaison in training and instructional matters between the Office of Chief Counsel and the ATF Academy on a wide variety of matters including serving as the main instructor at ATF Academy for all legal courses.
The attorney is responsible for independently developing and delivering legal instruction in support of all ATF National Academy (Academy) programs, including SABT and IOIBT. This responsibility includes:
· Developing lesson objectives, lesson plans, study aids, practical exercises and other instructional materials that are designed to effectively teach knowledge, skills and abilities, as required by Academy instructional goals.
· Developing tests, including written examinations, computer-based examinations, and practical exercises, as required to measure whether students have acquired knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to meet or exceed Academy instructional goals.
· Developing remedial instruction and retesting procedures, as required, providing opportunities to remedy insufficient acquisition of knowledge and skills, to the extent providing such remedial opportunities is consistent with Academy instructional goals.
GS-15: Applicants must have in excess of six years commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The attorney also serves as lead attorney on extremely complex legal issues where there is little or no precedent. This includes cases referred to the office on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson matters, including litigation, as required. The specialized experience must be providing legal advice and training in connection to extensive understanding of all Federal laws, including the Federal firearms and explosive laws; as well as other federal regulations used by ATF.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Demonstrated ability to develop legal and technical training on general criminal law and procedure (e.g., investigative authorities, search and seizure, use-of-force, grand jury, electronic surveillance), laws enforced by ATF (e.g., Federal firearms, explosives and arson laws) and ethics.
Demonstrated ability to provide thorough legal analysis on legal matters related to general criminal law and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to provide legal instruction that meet or exceed any applicable accreditation standards established by Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA).
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and advice to law enforcement agents on laws and policies related criminal law and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of Federal laws applicable to criminal law and procedures and federal law enforcement policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of methods and techniques used to develop classroom presentations, practical exercises, remote learning and online learning.
Superior analytical, written and communication skills.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school.
In addition, all applicants, must be active members in good standing of the bar of any state or territory, or the District of Columbia.
All applicants must meet all qualifications requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.
The how to apply instructions can be found in VA #15-EXC-258-EMH on USAJOBS.OPM.GOV.
All applications and resume must be submitted on-line through USAJOBS under vacancy announcement number 15-EXC-258-EMH.
All application must be received by June 5, 2015 midnight on the closing date of this announcement.
If you have questions or are unable to submit your application through USAJOBS, please contact Ella Hathaway, Human Resources Specialist, at (202) 648-8835.
Internet sites: http://www.atf.gov/content/Careers/careers-at-ATF (use this internet site to access the on-line application in USAJOBS). This and other attorney vacancy announcements with the Department of Justice can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.