The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a qualified Trial Attorney. The Antitrust Division works in the public interest to promote a competitive and productive American economy, and our enforcement matters can have industry-wide impact. The highest priorities of the Division are preventing anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions, curbing abuse of monopoly power, and pursuing price-fixing and other fraudulent conduct that targets American businesses and consumers.
Caseloads include criminal and civil program enforcement responsibilities. The Division's criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid rigging, price fixing, and fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. The Division's civil program reviews proposed mergers under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and investigates anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions. Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.
1) Be a citizen of the United States,
2) Possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school,
3) Be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and
4) Have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify for a GS-12, or two years of post-JD experience to qualify for a GS-13.
Prior work experience as a judicial clerk and excellent oral and written advocacy skills are highly desirable. Antitrust experience is also desirable, but not required.
Applications under this announcement will be accepted until February 17th, 2015. To receive consideration under this announcement, please reference E15-03-O05. All application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.
Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume, description of significant federal cases litigated, including role in them, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).
Please submit your application through USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov).
1. If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, please create one before applying via the "Create an Account" link. You will be able to complete your profile and upload your resume and supporting documents prior to applying.
2. Once an account has been created, apply to the USAJOBS vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/392667600
For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact Marvin Tyler of the Personnel Staff at (202) 514-2469.
Internet Sites: Additional information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies.
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.