The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) strives to do justice and protect victims of computer and intellectual property crime by uniquely combining technical expertise, legal insight, and effective advocacy. In implementing this goal, CCIPS pursues three overarching goals: to deter and disrupt computer and intellectual property crime, to guide the proper collection of electronic evidence by investigators and prosecutors, and to provide technical and legal advice and assistance to agents and prosecutors in the U.S. and around the world. It executes this mission in a wide variety of ways, including (a) by pursuing and coordinating investigations and prosecutions, and helping others to do so; (b) through activities that build the international legal and operational environment that allows for successful investigations and prosecutions; (c) by providing expert legal and technical advice and support to the Department, investigative agencies, and other executive branch agencies; and (d) by developing and advocating for computer and intellectual property crime policies and legislation.
Section attorneys are responsible for independently investigating, prosecuting, and trying computer crime and intellectual property matters. Attorneys in the section:
- Investigate and prosecute cases involving intellectual property violations and attacks on computers and computer networks; Advise prosecutors and law enforcement agents about technology issues;
- Train investigators and other prosecutors and speak to a variety of audiences;
- Propose, write, and advise on legislation relating to computer and intellectual property crimes and to the collection of electronic evidence;
- Lead international efforts to promote effective cooperation to address the threats of computer and intellectual property crime; and
- Draft policies and monographs addressing significant issues relating to these responsibilities.
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 have at least 4 years post J.D. experience to include one year of specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience are: 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following preferred qualifications.
- Criminal prosecution or defense experience;
- Experience with complex investigations and the use of legal process (such as subpoenas and wiretap orders), especially in gathering electronic evidence;
- Technical knowledge of computers, networking, and investigative technologies (such as tracing Internet communications);
- Experience with legislative or policy development, especially policy related to criminal law, intellectual property, attacks on computer networks, and the collection of electronic evidence;
- Substantive knowledge of 4th Amendment law, particularly as it relates to seizing computers;
- International training or experience, particularly in negotiating international agreements, in mutual legal assistance, and in fields related to CCIPS' work, such as computer security or intellectual property rights protection;
- Working experience with U.S. government structures and inter-agency processes, especially relating to computer or intellectual property crime or the development of military, intelligence, or IT security policy;
- Experience developing and delivering training programs and oral presentations on law enforcement subjects; and
- Experience working with foreign government officials, providing training to foreign audiences, and familiarity with U.S. foreign policy as it relates to internet and technology issues.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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