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Trial Attorney

Hiring Organization
Criminal Division (CRM)
Hiring Office
Fraud Section
Job ID
21-CRM-DET-013
Location:
London - United Kingdom
Application Deadline:
About the Office

The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney for a four year reimbursable detail to the Fraud Section's Strategy, Policy and Training Unit. The Attorney will be posted for two years in London, United Kingdom, spending one of those years working with the U.K’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the other working with the Enforcement Division of the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Following that posting in the U.K., the Attorney will return to the Fraud Section in Washington, D.C.  
 
A Fraud Section attorney on assignment to London would support the Fraud Section’s strategic goal of enhancing international cooperation, particularly with our key partners in the UK, as well as improve the Section’s understanding of the evolving British legal system and prosecutorial practice, all in furtherance of the Section’s efforts to target corporate corruption and transnational economic crime.  

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

Job Description

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Advising, liaising, and assisting on serious and complex fraud, corruption, and market abuse cases. 
  • Assisting the SFO, FCA, and other U.K counterparts in improving their capacity to identify and address foreign bribery and other sophisticated, transnational economic crime.
  • Conducting training and providing advice and guidance on issues that arise in conducting investigations that are subject to different legal regimes, such as discovery, proffer and cooperation protocols, Kastigar issues and the like, which directly affect coordination with other agencies on criminal matters;
  • Assisting Fraud Section and other Department prosecutors who are handling cases in the United States that involve conduct in the U.K. and other countries in Europe, as appropriate; and
  • Providing training to prosecutors and preparing guidance materials to improve the U.S.'s ability to investigate and prosecute foreign bribery and other sophisticated, transnational economic crimes.
Qualifications

Required: All 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 five (5) years of post J.D. legal experience.

Applicants must have, or be able to obtain through their Component/Agency, and maintain a Top Security Secret security clearance.

Preferred: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:

  • Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
  • Knowledge of white collar criminal litigation.
  • Experience with international cases.
  • Experience dealing with the SFO and FCA.
  • Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases.
  • Experience in U.S. District Court or state court.
  • Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations.
  • Experience with the federal judiciary.
Application Process

All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Fraud.Applications@usdoj.gov by the closing date.

Salary

Under a detail assignment, there is no change to the selectee’s base pay. The selectee will also receive appropriate overseas salary differentials.

Number of Positions
1
Travel
Travel to/from the United Kingdom, and within it, will be required.
Relocation Expenses
Relocation expenses to and from post are authorized. This is an accompanied position.

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Department Policies

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.  Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor.  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

Reasonable Accommodations:  This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency.  Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities:  The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.  Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.   

Suitability and Citizenship:  It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment.  Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

Veterans:  There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that their retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that they were transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

USAO Residency Requirement:  Assistant United States Attorneys must reside in the district to which appointed or within 25 miles thereof.  See 28 U.S.C. 545 for district specific information.

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Updated November 20, 2020