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Lead Trial Attorney (Assistant Deputy Chief, Strategy, Policy and Training)

Hiring Organization
Criminal Division (CRM)
Hiring Office
Fraud Section
Job ID
20-CRM-FRD-034
Location:
Washington, DC 20530 - United States
Application Deadline:
About the Office

The Fraud Section comprises three litigating units that investigate and prosecute complex white-collar criminal cases across the country, as well as internationally, and has responsibility for implementing and coordinating the Department’s fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section prosecutors handle the following types of cases: corporate, securities and investment fraud; foreign bribery (the 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.

An opening is available for one or more Assistant Deputy Chiefs in the Strategy, Policy, and Training (SPT) Unit. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description

Applicants may be considered, and selected, for other vacant Assistant Chief positions in other Fraud Section units and vacant Fraud Section Trial Attorney positions.

As an Assistant Deputy Chief in the SPT Unit, the incumbent(s) will:

  • Assist the SPT Unit Chief, Fraud Section Chief, Principal Deputy Chiefs, and all Deputy Chiefs assigned to head the respective litigating Units, in national and international law enforcement and prosecutorial efforts to combat white-collar crime;
  • Assist the SPT Unit Chief with respect to the Section’s strategic objectives, development of training, and execution of policy initiatives;
  • Supervise the SPT Unit's Trial Attorneys and staff;
  • Work with Deputy Chiefs and attorneys in each of the Fraud Section’s three litigating units—the Health Care Fraud Unit, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and the Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit—to ensure the relevant policy and strategic objectives of the units are being advanced and executed, to include recognizing opportunities for greater efficiency through combined efforts;
  • Work with Deputy Chiefs and attorneys in each of the Fraud Section’s three litigating units to develop, or supplement existing training relevant to the subject-matter areas pertinent to the respective units as well as the Section at large;
  • Oversee the development of training relevant to each litigating unit regarding the evaluation of corporate compliance programs and remediation;
  • Assist the litigating units in overseeing all aspects of corporate enforcement practice, including advising prosecution teams on the structural, monetary, and compliance components of corporate resolutions;
  • Assist in overseeing all corporate compliance matters and the administration of compliance reporting obligations and corporate monitorships;
  • Handle internal government requests for the Fraud Section, including from the Department of Justice and Congress; and
  • Liaise with domestic and/or or foreign law enforcement and/or regulatory partners as necessary to achieve strategic objectives necessary to successful coordination in investigating and prosecuting financial fraud.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications: All 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, to include at least two (2) years of federal prosecutorial experience.

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.
Application Process

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

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 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/565453300.

Salary

The salary range for this position is $142,701 - $170,800 per annum, which includes locality pay. See OPM's Web page at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2020/….

Number of Positions
Few
Travel
Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation Expenses
Relocation expenses are not authorized.

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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 race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based 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. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

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 disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. 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 their retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that they were transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

USAO Residency Requirement:  Assistant United States Attorneys must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof.  See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district specific information.

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Updated April 13, 2020