Due to the high volume of applicant interest, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A list of eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring managers every 2 weeks during the open period of the announcement.
The Organized Crime and Gang Section oversees the Department's program to combat organized crime by: investigating and prosecuting, in conjunction with Assistant United States Attorneys in U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country, the most significant domestic and international organized crime groups, including cyber groups operating on the open internet and dark web; prosecuting significant Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VCAR) and violent crime cases against the most dangerous street gangs operating on a regional and national level; overseeing and coordinating the flow of criminal intelligence concerning organized crime cases to and from the field through the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center; coordinate and work with organized crime and gang coordinators at U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country, as well as the 21 Organized Crime Strike Forces; exercising approval authority over all proposed federal prosecutions under the RICO and VCAR statutes; advising and assisting on criminal investigations and prosecutions of federal crimes involving labor-management disputes, the internal affairs of labor unions in the private sector, and the operation of employee pension and welfare benefit plans; working with U.S. intelligence agencies and U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies to identify, target, and investigate international organized crime groups; and contributing to the development of policy and legislation relating to numerous organized crime and gang related issues including gambling, firearms trafficking, human trafficking, violent crime, and international law enforcement strategies.
The Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking experienced attorneys with supervisory and management skills to serve as a Deputy Chief. The Deputy Chief reports directly to the Principal Deputy Chief as well as to the Chief of the Section. The Deputy Chief:
- Serves as the direct supervisor for some of the Section's litigating Trial Attorneys;
- Bears responsibility for the professional, efficient and effective investigation and prosecution of the Section's nationwide caseload;
- Supervises the organized crime caseload of Strike Force Units;
- Coordinates with United States Attorney's Offices (USAOs) and the federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of national and international organized crime investigations and prosecutions;
- Communicates with supervisors at USAOs regarding investigations and prosecutions handled by attorneys under the Deputy's supervision;
- Supervises the work of Trial Attorneys and co-manages and second-chairs prosecutions when appropriate; and
- Supervises and manages some of the Section's subject matter areas and initiatives which are devoted to pursuing the Section and Department's long-term organized and violent crime mission.
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 have at least five (5) years 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; 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; and leading paralegals and support staff. Applicants must have experience in organized crime and gang cases. Applicants must have significant trial experience at the local or federal level.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should also possess:
- Strong academic credentials;
- Strong advocacy and legal writing skills;
- Sound judgment;
- Demonstrated commitment to public service; and
- Prior management experience is highly desired.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A list of eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring managers every 2 weeks during the open period of the announcement.
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.
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2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAJobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493250000