Conditions of this detail will be handled on a case-by-case basis and will require an agreement between the gaining and losing organizations. The assignment is for six months, with the possibility of extension. Open to current Department of Justice employees only.
The Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG) ensures the accomplishment of the Criminal Division's mission to develop, enforce, and supervise the application of federal criminal laws. The Division and the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices have the responsibility for overseeing criminal matters under more than 900 statutes as well as certain civil litigation. Criminal Division attorneys prosecute many nationally significant cases. The OAAG directly supervises the various litigating and non-litigating sections of the Criminal Division, which themselves have responsibility for a wide variety of subject matter areas, including public corruption, fraud, violent crime, rule of law initiatives, and asset forfeiture, among many others. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy, promotes the rule of law worldwide, and provides advice and assistance within and outside of the Department of Justice. For more information about the work of the Division, please visit us at: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/index.html.
The Office of the Assistant Attorney General is seeking a current Department of Justice attorney to serve as Counsel. The position must be filled through a detail assignment. The detail opportunity is for six months with the possibility of an extension. The responsibilities of this position include:
- Provide support, advice, and assistance on projects and programs for the Assistant Attorney General, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals in the Criminal Division “front office”
- Communicate, both written and orally, about criminal cases, policy, and other Division matters
- Draft testimony, speeches, talking points, and internal Division communications
- Draft weekly internal Department and Division reports concerning criminal cases and other Division matters
- Review and edit documents and memoranda, including press releases, correspondence, and reports
- Analyze legal issues in individual criminal cases and policy matters, and prepare legal or other memoranda in response to inquiries or requirements originating from Department management, Congress, elsewhere in the Administration, and other interested parties
- Participate in meetings, working groups, and committees on matters of policy or administrative interest to the Division
- Respond to requests for information and documents from Department management, auditors, Congress, the White House, and through the Freedom of Information Act
The Office of the Assistant Attorney General is seeking a current Department of Justice attorney to serve as Counsel.
- Experience in analyzing programs and legal issues and making concise oral and written recommendations
- Experience in reviewing documents and responding to requests for information
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with high ranking officials and representatives of law enforcement agencies and other federal agencies
- Strong organizational capabilities
- Ability to evaluate and analyze Division programs and activities, gather and compile data, analyze problems, and prepare well-written memoranda and other communications
- Knowledge and understanding of the policies and programs of the Department of Justice and the Criminal Division
- Knowledge and experience with handling of federal criminal cases
- Self-motivated, with a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness, and exercises sound judgment in the accomplishment of responsibilities
All interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 10 pages) that highlights the applicant's interest in working for the Office of the Assistant Attorney General to the attention of Michelle Stallings via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please insert vacancy number in the subject line of the e-mail).
Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard time, August 28, 2015.