Deputy Chief

Public Integrity Section
Attorney
1400 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States
15-CRM-SES-05
About the Office: 

The Public Integrity Section leads the enforcement and regulatory communities in a coordinated, nationwide response to reduce public corruption across the country; develops and supports effective corruption reducing strategies and programs that can be deployed around the country; drives policy, legislative and regulatory reform; provides expert counsel in enforcement matters; and effectively collaborates with the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices and with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. The Section develops law enforcement networks and relationships, and by doing so, leads a dynamic, nationwide process that brings continuous improvement to the integrity of government.

Job Description: 

Serves as the principal Deputy to the Chief of the Public Integrity Section, working on a full spectrum of supervisory, litigation and policy-related matters.

Supervises the conduct of investigations and litigation carried on by the attorneys and support staff of the Section. Directly supervises prosecutions conducted by Section attorneys and, when appropriate, coordinates with U.S. Attorneys on prosecutions conducted by U.S. Attorneys' Offices. Supervises the preparation and review of indictments by Section attorneys. Evaluates requests for the Section to participate in matters where U.S. Attorneys' Offices are recused.

Assists U.S. Attorneys, the FBI, and Inspectors General personnel in developing their strategies and capabilities in high profile and sensitive investigations and prosecutions. Supports the Section Chief in establishing a body of case law and in setting uniform national prosecution policies. Establishes and maintains effective liaison with other members of the federal law enforcement community, Office of Government Ethics and the Federal Election Commission. Serves as a leading expert and advisor to other Criminal Division components.

Reviews regularly the work of Section attorneys, analyzes and evaluates investigative reports, legal opinions, advisory materials and prepares memoranda recommending prosecution or advising against it. Approves a large volume of the Section's correspondence dealing with cases from all federal circuits. Establishes procedures and measurable standards to streamline and improve the Section's internal management and resources committed to public trust abuses involving bribery, conflict of interest, extortion, obstruction of law enforcement, and unlawful electronic surveillance. Monitors the progress and pace of Section cases through the Automated Case Tracking System.

Actively participates with U.S. Attorney's Offices in planning and coordinating public corruption training conferences for state and local investigators. Consults with other Criminal Division components, as well as other Department officials, in coordinating the functions and policies of the Section with those of the Department as a whole. Advises and assists the Section Chief and the Assistant Attorney General concerning legal and policy questions related to the statutes administered by the Section and the status of pending cases and investigations.

Demonstrates strong advocacy and commitment for the Division's priorities concerning workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity. Supports merit promotion principles in all aspects of recruitment, selection, development, and performance management. Serves occasionally on various hiring committees to attract highly qualified applicants to the Division.

Qualifications: 

Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree and 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.

Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements:

1. Significant experience in investigating and trying complex Federal criminal cases;

2. Significant experience in supervising the development and prosecution of Federal criminal cases and reviewing the work product of attorneys;

3. Familiarity with Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities relating to public corruption;

4. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the public, members of Congress, and Federal officials involved in public corruption cases and related matters; and

5. Ability to formulate and implement Departmental policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

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

Salary: 
$121,956 to $183,300* *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.
Travel: 
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
Attn: Kimberly Jackson
Human Capital Staff
1331 F. Street, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20530

*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
E-MAIL: SES.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV

DEADLINE DATE: All applications (including mailed applications) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM EST on the CLOSING DATE: July 15, 2015.

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.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses are authorized.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated April 7, 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 who have lived outside the United States for two or more of the past five years will likely have difficulty being approved for appointments by the Department Security Staff. The two-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.

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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