The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking experienced attorneys for the Electronic Surveillance Unit. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 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.
The individual who fills this position will:
- Evaluate requests from United States Attorney's Offices throughout the country for Criminal Division approval to conduct electronic surveillance investigations as required by Title III;
- 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 and operational requirements for conducting electronic surveillance; and
- Travel to conduct wiretap training to ensure compliance with all legal requirements and Department policy.
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.
Grade Specific Qualifications:
- To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have at least one and a half (1.5) years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performs basic legal analysis and formulates recommendations for senior managers and composes legal memoranda, reports, and position papers on legislative history, laws, regulations, and court opinions in support of litigation.
- To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least two and a half (2.5) years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performs legal analysis and formulates recommendations to senior managers and composes legal memoranda, reports, and position papers on legislative history, laws, regulations, and court opinions regarding issues that may lack clear precedent in support of litigation.
- 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: composes legal briefs or reports on highly complex issues that play a significant role in on-going litigation or the shaping of policies and procedures and experience analyzing and advising on wiretaps or has performed a wiretap.
Preferred Qualifications:Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies.
- Knowledge of Title III, the federal statute that governs wiretaps.
- Skill in training other attorneys on issues relating to wiretaps.
- Ability to communicate with high-level officials.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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