The Office of Enforcement Operations is seeking a current Department of Justice attorney to serve as a Deputy Chief for the Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU).
The Electronic Surveillance Unit is responsible for reviewing all federal electronic surveillance requests and requests to apply for court orders permitting the use of video surveillance; providing legal advice to federal, state, and local enforcement agencies on the use of federal electronic surveillance statutes; and assisting in developing Department policy on emerging technology and telecommunications issues.
As Deputy Chief of the ESU, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Chief with organizing and directing the Unit and for the satisfactory performance of all functions assigned to it. The ESU reviews all requests for electronic surveillance pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 2510 et seq., in federal investigations and recommends approval or disapproval to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. In addition, attorneys in the Electronic Surveillance Unit provide training, and legal and policy advice on electronic surveillance matters to the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, and federal law enforcement agencies, and perform a myriad of other functions relating to coordination and implementation of electronic surveillance in federal investigations.
In addition, the Unit reviews and approves all requests from federal investigative agencies seeking court orders for the use of closed-circuit television in non-consensual situations where a right to privacy exists.
The Deputy Chief is responsible for assisting the Chief in overseeing all issues and programs of the ESU, and performs a variety of tasks, as directed. The incumbent manages and supervises attorneys within the Unit. The incumbent travels when necessary to provide training to federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies. The individual who fills this position will:
· Evaluate requests from United States Attorneys' Offices throughout the country for Criminal Division approval to conduct electronic surveillance in federal investigations;
· Supervise several attorneys, reviewing their work and evaluating their performance;
· Advise on each request and make recommendations as to the approval or denial of each application;
· Advise Assistant United States Attorneys and investigators on the procedural, legal and operational requirements for conducting electronic surveillance; and
· Travel to conduct wiretap training to ensure compliance with all
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 have at least 4 years post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Grade Specific Qualifications:
· To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have four (4) or more 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: independently performing legal analysis and composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation including Title III issues.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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For more information about the Criminal Division, please visit http://www.justice.gov/criminal/.