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 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.
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.
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 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 (2.5) years 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: 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 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies and experiences:
- Civil or criminal litigation experience;
- Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising litigation in federal or state courts;
- Trial experience in U.S. District Court or State Court;
- Experience supporting and leading complex criminal investigations and prosecution of public corruption offenses.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A list of eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring managers every two weeks during the open period of the announcement. If you are interested in applying, it is recommended that you do so early, as the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date if selections are made.
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Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.