To be eligible for this announcement you must be eligible to be hired under the Schedule A for people with disabilities or be a 30% or more disabled veteran. For questions about eligibility please follow the below links or contact HR.
- Schedule A - http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/abc_applicants_with_disabilities.cfm
- 30% or more disabled veterans or VRA eligible - Please read the guidance provided in the Vet Guide about special hiring authorities for veterans - http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
This announcement is not for a specific job. The goal of the announcement is to create a pool of applicants available for non-competitive hire for several upcoming vacancies. If you have any questions, please contact HR.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.
Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.
As a Trial Attorney, your duties may include:
- Partners with US Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of criminal prosecutions.
- Advises and renders assistance in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs.
- Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with State, county, and city officials throughout the country, lawyers, and high level officials in some of the largest corporations in the United States.
- Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
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 2.5 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-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 performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least four (4) 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; 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.
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.
1. If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.
2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/459653000