Lead Trial Attorney / Assistant Deputy Chief

Fraud Section
Attorney
Chicago, IL 60604
United States
17-CRM-FRD-046
About the Office: 

The Fraud Section is a litigating unit that investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases focus on corporate, securities and investment fraud, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), health care fraud, financial institution and insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs), mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes. This position is located in the Health Care Fraud Unit.

Job Description: 

The incumbent will serve as an Assistant Deputy Chief in the Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit for the Chicago Strike Force. The Assistant Deputy Chief will assist the Chief, Principal Deputy, Senior and Unit Deputy Chiefs in all aspects of Section leadership and in national and international law enforcement efforts to combat white-collar crime. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a two-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

As an Assistant Deputy Chief, the incumbent:

  • Oversees the work of the Unit’s senior trial and line trial attorneys, senior litigation counsel, and others responsible for prosecuting health care fraud, ensures ongoing individual and team development, identifies and corrects deficiencies, and makes recommendations regarding the appropriate allocation of personnel resources. 
  • Advises the Unit Deputy on attorney assignments and gives evaluations/feedback on attorney performance to higher level officials.
  • Participates and is involved with individual investigations and cases assigned to the trial attorneys to ensure that the investigation and litigation of such matters are being handled appropriately and effectively.
  • Advises line attorneys on strategic approaches to their white-collar criminal cases. Oversees and reviews the work of trial attorneys and support positions.
  • Helps to oversee the Section’s financial, human, and technical resource applications. Assists and supports the Principal Deputy Chief, Senior and Unit Deputy Chiefs in the day-to-day operations of the Section, including but not limited to providing input on budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and a wide variety of Department reporting responsibilities.
  • Assists in the management of the Section’s program to prosecute health care fraud, which includes investigations and prosecutions in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and coordinate with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, federal law enforcement agencies and foreign law enforcement officials in the development and management of multi-district prosecution initiatives.
  • May serve as a liaison on white-collar criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, state Medicare Fraud Control Units, and a variety of other law enforcement agencies and officials on white-collar crime issues.
Qualifications: 

Required Qualifications: 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, and be an active member of the bar in good standing.

To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, 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, and have at least five (5) years of post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: working as a lead attorney on felony level cases or specialized criminal litigation (e.g., white collar, computer crime, racketeering); independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; leading paralegals and support staff, and/or leading the development of a policy initiative.

Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:

  • Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
  • Experience with civil or criminal health care fraud matters.
  • Knowledge of white collar criminal litigation.
  • Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases.
  • Experience in U.S. District Court or state court.
  • Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations.
  • Experience with the federal judiciary.

Other Requirements:

  • A mobility agreement is required for this position.
  • The applicant must agree to relocate to the metro-Chicago area.

 

Salary: 
The salary range for this position is GS-15, $131,508.00 to $161,900.00 per annum, including locality pay.
Travel: 
Occasional travel may be required.
Application Process: 

The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

Any applicant who has, in the previous 24 months, applied for a position with the Fraud Section must note the date of any such application and position applied for in the applicant’s cover letter. Please highlight recent relevant experience gained since the time of any previous application.

 

Please submit your application through USAjobs. The list of required documents can be found in the USAjobs announcement.

  1. If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying via Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.

  2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478796600 .

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Relocation Expenses: 
Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Number of Positions: 
1
Updated September 6, 2017

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