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Deputy Chief

Fraud Section
1400 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States
About the Office: 

The Fraud Section, together with United States Attorney Offices around the country with whom it often partners, plays a unique and essential role in the Department's fight against sophisticated economic crime. The Section is a front-line litigating unit that investigates and prosecutes complex white collar crime cases throughout the country. The Section is uniquely qualified to act in that capacity, based on its vast experience with sophisticated fraud schemes; its expertise in managing complex and multi-district litigation; and its ability to deploy resources effectively to address law enforcement priorities and respond to geographically shifting crime problems. The Fraud Section employs approximately 130 attorneys and 70 paralegals, contractors and support staff.

The Fraud Section consists of three litigating units: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, the Securities and Financial Fraud (SFF) Unit, and the Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit, and one non-litigating unit, the Policy, Strategy and Administration Unit.

SFF Unit. The SFF Unit focuses on the prosecution of complex and sophisticated securities, commodities, and other financial fraud cases. Working closely with regulatory partners at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and other domestic and foreign agencies, the SFF Unit has tackled some of the largest frauds in the financial services industry. The SFF Unit also focuses on a broader array of corporate fraud, including accounting fraud, mortgage fraud, and government procurement fraud, as well as investment fraud and insider trading cases. SFF has developed considerable expertise in defense contractor fraud perpetrated overseas, particularly in warzones.

FCPA Unit. Since the FCPA was passed in 1977, DOJ has been in charge of all criminal FCPA enforcement. Within the Department, primary responsibility for all FCPA matters is assigned to the Fraud Section, which regularly works jointly with U.S. Attorneys' Offices around the country. Since 2009, the FCPA Unit has increased its focus on bringing criminal cases against executives, agents, and other individuals engaged in bribery.

HCF Unit. The primary mission of the HCF Unit is to prosecute individuals and entities that engage in high-dollar Medicare and other health care fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other health care offenses throughout the United States. A principal way in which the unit carries out that mission is to lead the Medicare Fraud Strike Forces (MFSF) in those areas that have been identified as hot-spots for Medicare fraud. The HCF Unit works with United States Attorneys' Offices in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Brooklyn, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Tampa, and Chicago in bringing MFSF cases.

Policy, Strategy and Administration Unit. The Fraud Section also plays a critical role in the development of Department policy. The Section implements enforcement initiatives and advises the Department leadership on such matters as legislation, crime prevention, and public education. The Section frequently coordinates interagency and multi-district investigations and international enforcement efforts. In addition, the Section assists the Department in responding to inquiries from the White House, Congress, and the public concerning fraud-related matters. The Section assists prosecutors, regulators, law enforcement and the private sector by providing training, advice and other support. The Section, often in a leadership capacity, participates in numerous national and regional working groups.

Job Description: 

The incumbent of this position serves as the principal Deputy Chief managing complex fraud cases. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the Fraud Section within the Criminal Division. The incumbent performs in both a “hands on” and a supervisory capacity in a wide range of functions involving fraud cases, policy matters and initiatives. As the Senior Executive Service (SES) level principal Deputy Chief for the Fraud Section, the incumbent's major duties and responsibilities include the following:

· Supervises and coordinates the most sensitive and complicated litigation matters assigned to the Fraud Section; works closely with the Section Chief and other Deputy Chiefs in the development of cases for prosecution and on policy matters.

· Coordinates with the United States Attorney's Offices, and other federal investigative agencies involved with white-collar crime matters, to formulate and implement strategies and policies regarding prosecutions, new initiatives, joint civil and criminal investigations, and related matters; assists and advises United States Attorney's Offices in the preparation of significant and complex fraud prosecutions.

· Ensures that Section attorneys are properly prepared and trained to litigate complex matters, in terms of their substantive knowledge and strategic and ethical insights;

· Reviews the work of attorneys assigned to matters requiring grand jury presentation, motion practice and trial, and ensures that appropriate technology is utilized in complex investigations.

· Supervises indictment reviews, reviews memoranda recommending prosecution or advising against it, and supervises decisions regarding corporate and individual guilty pleas, deferred prosecution agreements, and non-prosecution agreements. Selectively coordinates and reviews major case decisions by United States Attorneys' Offices that are accepted for Departmental review.

· Confers with senior representatives of the Department and other Federal, State, local and international enforcement and regulatory agencies, as well as the private sector, in connection with matters assigned to the Fraud Section.

· Facilitates implementation of the Department's white-collar crime enforcement initiatives, prosecutive strategies and policies.

· Reviews programs to identify need for improvements in quality, timeliness, and/or productivity. Identifies and analyzes problems; obtains, maintains, reports and uses reliable and timely information for decision making; provides solutions to organizational problems.


Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience.

You must submit a resume and a separate narrative statement/response that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.

OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf


1. Extensive knowledge and experience with federal criminal practice, including experience in investigating and prosecuting complex federal criminal cases, and experience with white-collar crime and corporate fraud.

2. Experience in managing and supervising teams of attorneys and their work product.

3. Extensive working knowledge of the federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals, priorities, and initiatives relating to the investigation and prosecution of complex white-collar and corporate fraud.

Candidates will be evaluated on the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements identified above. If candidates are found to possess all technical requirements, they will then be evaluated based on the Executive Core Qualifications as established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) outlined below.

Executive/Managerial Requirements:

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.

· Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

· Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

· Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.

· Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

· Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication

Other Information: The managerial qualifications of a selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.

If the selectee is not a current employee of the Offices, Boards, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, he/she will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced.

$123,175 to $185,100* *SES pay is determined within the pay range, commensurate with experience, superior leadership qualifications, and/or other competencies consistent with the agency mission, contingent on Department pay-setting rules.
Some travel required.
Application Process: 

To receive consideration, applicants must submit:

1. A resume

2. A separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements.

3. A separate statement addressing each ECQ that describes your managerial experience. While individuals who are current or former career SES members (approved by OPM and have completed an initial probationary period) need not submit an Executive Core Qualifications statement, they are required to provide an SF-50 or SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior service. Otherwise, the absence of ECQs will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy. Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

4. If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, please include a statement to that effect.

**Preference is to receive an application via e-mail at SES.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV.

Applications being mailed should be sent to*:

Department of Justice/Criminal Division
1331 F. Street, NW
Suite 410
Human Capital Staff
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: Kimberly Jackson

*As all incoming U.S. mail must be processed at a remote facility prior to final delivery, to avoid delay in receipt, it is highly recommended that applicants use Federal Express.

For additional information, please call:

CONTACT: Kimberly Jackson
CONTACT PHONE: 202-598-2232

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are authorized.
Number of Positions: 
Updated April 20, 2016

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:   The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with targeted/severe disabilities are encouraged to register for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Shared List of People with Disabilities (the Bender Disability Employment Registry) by submitting their resume to resume@benderconsult.com and referencing "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line.  Additional information about the Bender Registry is available at www.benderconsult.com.  Individuals with disabilities may also contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC).  See list of DPOCs.    

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his  or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).


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