The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified DOJ Attorney to serve as Chief of its Transportation, Energy, and Agriculture Section (TEA) in Washington, D.C. TEA is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of domestic and international aviation; business and leisure travel; railroads, trucking, and ocean shipping; hotels, restaurants, and travel services; electricity; oil field services; food products, crops, seeds, fish, and livestock; and Agricultural biotech.
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 Chief of TEA, responsibilities will include organizing and directing the activities of a staff of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff engaged in the investigation, preparation, and trial of cases under the Federal antitrust laws within the jurisdiction of the office; conducting deep and probing analyses of matters under review; overseeing the development of complex litigation and prosecution; and maintaining personal contacts to establish and maintain lines of responsibility, coordination, and support with officials and employees of the Division. The Chief is also responsible for representing the Department in interagency groups and working with investigative agencies (e.g., Department of Transportation, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Maritime Commission), and the United States Attorney Office.
1. Be a citizen of the United States;
2. Be currently employed as an Attorney by the Department of Justice;
3. 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 eight years of post-J.D. legal experience;
4. Have a deep knowledge of civil antitrust law;
5. Possess significant experience in the investigation and pursuit of federal antitrust issues;
6. Have strong experience in leading the development and prosecution of antitrust cases and in reviewing the work product of attorneys;
7. Be able to identify quickly and to describe succinctly, orally and in writing, the salient legal issues with complex investigation;
8. Show demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience, including the ability to work effectively with employees in all areas and at all levels as part of a management team;
9. Have a working familiarity with federal regulatory and investigative agencies that can be involved in the enforcement of antitrust laws;
10. Possess the ability to help formulate and implement Antitrust Division policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.
Applications will be accepted until August 3, 2015. For consideration, please reference announcement number E15-11-O05, and submit a resume, description of significant federal cases litigated (including your role in them), and a writing sample/brief (no more than 15 pages).
Please submit your application through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).
1. 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.
2. Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/409865800.
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.