Non-reimbursable detail assignment
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
United States
About the Office: 

The United States Department of Justice, Office of the Deputy Attorney General is seeking an experienced Department of Justice attorney or Assistant United States Attorney to serve as the Executive Director for the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The Task Force was created by the President in an Executive Order on November 17, 2009, and constitutes the cornerstone of the DOJ-led national interagency fraud enforcement effort. The Executive Director will be detailed to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General for a period of six months (subject to extension). Under the Executive Order, the Attorney General serves as the Chair of the Task Force and, through the Deputy Attorney General, directs the work of the Task Force.

The Executive Director is responsible for fulfilling the mandate of the Task Force, which includes: (1) strengthening efforts to investigate and prosecute financial crimes relating to the current financial crisis and economic recovery efforts; (2) enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state and local authorities responsible for the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes and violations; (3) recovering proceeds of such crimes and violations; (4) ensuring just and effective punishment for those who perpetrate financial fraud; and (5) conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments and agencies, and other interested partners, to enhance detection and prevention of financial fraud schemes.

The Office of the Deputy Attorney General is responsible for advising and assisting the Attorney General in formulating and implementing Departmental policies and programs and in providing overall supervision and direction to all organizational units of the Department. The Deputy Attorney General is authorized to exercise all the power and authority of the Attorney General, except where such power or authority is prohibited by law from delegation or has been delegated to another official. In the absence of the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General acts as the Attorney General.

Job Description: 

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The incumbent of this position will:

  • Serve as the principal member of the Task Force in coordinating its work.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and legal expertise to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, and the members of the Task Force, on a range of legal and policy issues raised by the work of the Task Force.
  • Coordinate enforcement initiatives, committee and working group meetings, training sessions, information sharing, and public outreach under the auspices of the Task Force and/or of the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
  • Communicate and coordinate activities amongst the Task Force membership, which include a wide array of federal, state, and local fraud enforcement authorities and a nationwide network of Financial Fraud Coordinators in each United States Attorney's Office.
  • Collect information on financial fraud enforcement efforts and prepare reports on the work of the Task Force.
  • Develop, coordinate and execute special projects or studies related to the work of the Task Force as assigned by the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General or her designee.



The candidate must possess a J.D. degree; be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory, or the District of Columbia; and be a current employee of the Department of Justice with extensive experience in white collar enforcement or financial fraud. A minimum of five to eight years of legal experience, including experience as a federal prosecutor litigating complex criminal matters, or comparable experience, is required.

The salary level is in the GS-14 to GS-15 and/or its AD equivalent.
Occasional travel may be required.
Application Process: 

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants are required to submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a résumé. Please reference announcement ODAG ATY-16-FFETF in your cover letter.

Applicants are encouraged to email applications to  or fax to
(202) 514-9368. No telephone calls please.
For more information about the Task Force, please visit the Task Force Web page at:

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Relocation Expenses: 
No relocation expenses incurred. This is non-reimbursable detail assignment.
Number of Positions: 
Updated July 21, 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.

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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, 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, 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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