The Criminal Section (CRM) is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Trial Attorney in the Section. The incumbent will investigate and prosecute sensitive and complex cases involving violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes, including those that prohibit deprivations of rights under color of law, hate crimes, human trafficking, and interference with reproductive health care services.
The core duties of a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section include reviewing and analyzing allegations of criminal violations; developing strategies for investigations; coordinating with federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that cases are investigated thoroughly and effectively; developing testimonial and documentary evidence relevant to cases; presenting evidence to federal grand juries; identifying relevant legal issues in cases and investigations; recommending for or against federal prosecution; meeting and conferring with officials from the Civil Rights Division, the Department of Justice, other federal, state, and local government agencies, and interested non-governmental organizations; and establishing good working relationships with partners from United States Attorney's Offices and federal investigative agencies nationwide; preparing and presenting cases for prosecution, to include: preparing grand jury authorization requests, prosecution summaries, and indictment recommendations; preparing indictments, motions, pleadings, and briefs; conducting pretrial discovery and motions practice; developing testimonial and documentary evidence for trial; and conducting every aspect of trial preparation and trial presentation in federal criminal trials in jurisdictions across the United States; and handling non-litigation matters that arise in relation to the Section's mission of investigating and prosecuting criminal civil rights and cases. These non-litigation duties might include participating in strategy and coordination meetings; conducting legal trainings, public presentations, and other forms of outreach; meeting with interested persons regarding prosecutorial decisions; and other non-litigation duties.
Applicants must possess a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and possess at least 2.5 years of post-professional law degree experience commensurate to the grade level of eligibility. Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the work of the section or substantially similar laws, rules and regulations; written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references.
The following qualifications are preferred, but not required: (1) first-chair criminal prosecution or defense experience; (2) criminal or civil jury trial experience; (3) federal criminal or civil litigation experience; (4) experience with complex criminal investigations, especially in utilizing investigative grand juries; (5) experience in human trafficking, and/or human rights issues; and (6) substantial knowledge of federal constitutional law. Other preferred qualifications include judicial clerkships (especially in federal court), law review, moot court, clinical experience, and skills and experience working cooperatively and productively with a range of people, such as charging parties, witnesses, respondents, disadvantaged or disenfranchised groups, opposing counsel, judicial or administrative officials, advocacy groups, law enforcement personnel, and the staff of other federal or state governmental agencies.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Cover Letter
3. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
4. Writing sample of no more than ten pages (a brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product)
5. Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable
6. Sch A documentation, if applicable
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