The Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO) is comprised of five separate units that provide essential legal and policy support and guidance to federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors. In addition, OEO reviews, approves or makes recommendations regarding the use of the most sensitive law enforcement tools in particular investigations and prosecutions.
Among its varied functions, OEO oversees the use of Title III electronic surveillance tools; oversees the Federal Witness Security Program; administers the International Prisoner Treaty Transfer Program; exercises oversight over the imposition of Special Administrative Measures of confinement; and makes recommendations to Department leadership regarding the use of certain law enforcement tools in sensitive circumstances (i.e., requests to immunize witnesses, subpoena attorneys or members of the news media, search premises associated with attorneys and members of the news media, embark on a successive or dual prosecution, or award special immigration status to cooperators).
The Deputy Director works with the Director of OEO to oversee the operations of the office. The Deputy Director:
· Assists the Director in overseeing one of the largest components within the Criminal Division and plays a vital role in assisting the Director in implementing the Attorney General's Strategic Plan and performance goals that relate to investigating high-technology crimes, reducing narcotics trafficking and violent crime, dismantling organized crime and violent street gangs, and the law enforcement's use of sensitive investigative techniques in counterterrorism investigations.
· Provides the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, various Justice Department components, and federal law enforcement agencies with a wide range of prosecutorial and investigative support services, including legal advice involving myriad federal criminal laws and regulations, statutorily required reviews/approvals, and oversight of the use of the most sophisticated investigative tools, including electronic surveillance, the Federal Witness Security Program, grants of immunity to witnesses and special administrative measures imposed on persons in federal custody. Assists the Director in developing Department policy on emerging technologies and telecommunications issues, and improves federal-state collaboration and the exchange of information on emerging technologies and telecommunications issues.
· Reviews and makes recommendations to the Director with respect to new and proposed changes in legislation relating to statutes for which OEO has responsibility. At the direction of the Director, prepares detailed memoranda and briefing materials with regard to a number of litigation support functions, such as obtaining authorization for electronic surveillance, press subpoenas, court closures, search warrants subject to the Privacy Protection Act or involving attorneys, grand jury disclosures, immunities, and tax disclosures. Responds to requests made to the Division for disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
· Advises the Director, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant Attorney General concerning legal and policy questions relating to the statutes administered by OEO.
· Assists the Director in managing OEO's financial, human and technical resource allocations. Ensures that resource enhancements necessary for proposed priorities are identified and justification for additional funding is prepared to ensure adequate funding levels. Uses efficient and cost effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace for improved program effectiveness and enhanced decision-making.
· Works with the Director in actively promoting and supporting the Division's equal employment policies and programs designed to enhance workforce diversity aims. Demonstrates a firm commitment to applying merit promotion principles in all aspects of hiring, selection, training and development and employee retention.
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 U.S. jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least 8 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.
Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements:
1. Significant experience in providing legal advice and policy guidance in the effective use of sophisticated investigative tools, including electronic surveillance, and the potentially sensitive use of other investigative and prosecutive authorities within the Office's areas of responsibility.
2. Extensive knowledge and experience with federal criminal practice and related Department of Justice policies.
3. Significant experience managing and supervising employees, including reviewing the work product
s of federal attorneys.
4. Familiarity with Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities related to enforcement operations.
5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with stakeholders, including the public, members of Congress, federal law enforcement agencies, United States Attorneys' Offices, and Department and Division senior officials.
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.
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
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 410
Washington, DC 20004
*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
DEADLINE DATE: All applications (including mailed applications) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST on the CLOSING DATE: September 3, 2015.
The managerial qualifications of a selectee who is not a current or former career OPM approved 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.