The DOJ OIG is ranked number 1 in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey as the best place to work in the DOJ and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, and abuse, in DOJ programs and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs, as well as to detect and deter misconduct by DOJ personnel.
The DOJ OIG conducts audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components. The DOJ OIG offers a wide range of federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on mission requirements.
Join our professional, highly-engaged, diverse team that values collaboration, individual contributions, flexible work options, continuous growth opportunities, and challenging assignments and opportunities.
This vacancy may be used to fill other similar and/or comparable positions throughout the agency within the stated duty station.
If you are selected as the Senior Counsel to the Assistant Inspector General for Oversight and Review, your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
- Making legal and policy recommendations based upon research, analysis and the evaluation of information.
- Using legal training, practical experience, and knowledge of personnel and activities to advise the AIG on matters affecting the mission of the OIG and the efficiency of the DOJ.
- Reviewing and editing reports and correspondence requiring AIG approval.
- Providing expert direction to staff conducting investigations of allegations of misconduct and programmatic or management reviews.
- Handling sensitive and complex matters that receive significant congressional and public attention.
- Performing special projects and assignments, and working with the AIG, Deputy AIG, and staff attorneys, program analysts, and law enforcement agents in the planning of investigations and reviews .
Qualification requirements for this position include:
- A J.D. from an accredited law school.
- A current member in good standing of the bar of any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- At least 5 years post-J.D. legal experience.
All requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. In addition, the following items must be submitted for your application to be considered:A current resume demonstrating relevant experience (cover letter optional). Documentation showing you are currently a bar member. To receive full consideration you MUST provide proof of bar membership. Applications submitted without proof of bar membership will not receive consideration.
Narratives addressing your experience and ability in relation to each of the following four Mandatory Technical Competencies. Each narrative response should not exceed two pages.
- Substantial experience conducting, advising on, and directing broad, highly technical and complex investigations from an Office of the Inspector General, Internal Affairs, Professional Responsibility or comparable office.
- Substantial experience organizing, drafting, and editing complex investigative reports and advising or directing others in these tasks.
- Working knowledge of operations in an Office of the Inspector General, Internal Affairs, Professional Responsibility, or comparable office, of a large organization or agency, and of the statutory, regulatory, and other legal authorities relevant to such operations.
- Ability to communicate effectively and work constructively and collaboratively with internal and external organizations and other professional disciplines to enhance the effectiveness of operations.
- Incomplete applications will be ineligible for further consideration.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 30, 2019 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application. Please contact: Julia Dankwa at Julia.Dankwa@usdoj.gov to obtain an alternative application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.