Appointment to this position will be effected by a reimbursable detail appointment. This assignment is for a period of 24 months, with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. The announcement may be closed at any time if selections are made.
The Public Integrity Section is a litigating Section of the Criminal Division, Department of Justice, with responsibility for the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and election offenses nationwide. The Section oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government. Section attorneys investigate and prosecute cases against federal, state, and local officials throughout the United States. The Section also has substantial responsibility for the investigation and prosecution of election crimes, campaign financing violations, and conflict of interest crimes.
Section attorneys are responsible for independently investigating, prosecuting, and trying public corruption matters. Attorneys in the Section:
- Participate in the Section's efforts to investigate and prosecute public corruption offenses as assigned, including recusal cases, agency referrals, shared cases with United States Attorney's Offices, corruption cases affecting national security, and election crimes and campaign financing offenses;
- Make charging decisions and propose dispositions with regard to assigned cases, and advise less experienced attorneys in very complex cases, issues lacking precedent, and other challenges that require such leadership;
- Speak to a variety of audiences and train investigators and other prosecutors;
- Participate in the Section's efforts to provide sound and effective legal advice and training for Assistant United States Attorneys, law enforcement agents, international delegations, and foreign law enforcement agencies regarding public corruption and election crime matters;
- Partner with U.S. Attorneys Offices and federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of prosecutions;
- Evaluate reports of investigation and memoranda from law enforcement agencies to determine whether litigation is warranted;
- Advise and instruct U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy;
- Serve as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the litigation of public corruption cases; and
- Oversee the preparation and litigation assignments of lower graded attorneys, paralegals and clerical personnel
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 3 to 4 years post J.D. 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 be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Preferred Qualifications: The applicant must have a strong academic background, outstanding writing and advocacy skills and prior experience, including significant trial experience, as a local, state or federal prosecutor. Experience leading complex criminal investigations is also desired. Substantial experience in the prosecution of public corruption offenses is desired, but not required.
Sumission Process: Applications must include resume, cover letter, most recent performance evaluations and a short writing sample (no more than 10 pages). Submit application package to Danny Foster at email@example.com
Deadline Date: Submissions must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on August 6, 2018. This announcement may be closed prior to the closing date if a selection is made.
TCS Relocation/TDY Expenses: This position may be eligible for either a temporary change of station (TCS) relocation or EX-TDY. Upon selection, a cost comparison will be conducted to evaluate which option will be offered if detailee is outside the Washington D.C. area.
If candidate is offered EX-TDY, transportation, lodging and M&IE will be provided in accordance with government regulations, DOJ policy and the governing Memorandum of Understanding between the detailee and Criminal Division.
If a candidate is offered TCS relocation, relocation expenses will be provided in accordance with government regulations, DOJ policy and the governing Memorandum of Understanding between the detailee and Criminal Division.