The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet and other Federal employees.
The Appellate Staff is seeking experienced attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of civil appellate litigation. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Information about the Appellate Staff can be found at http://www.justice.gov/civil/appellate/appellate_home.html.
The Appellate Staff of the Civil Division is seeking attorneys. Appellate represents the United States, its agencies, and its officers in civil cases in the federal courts of appeals. The Appellate Staff's portfolio includes many of the most difficult and controversial cases in which the Federal Government is involved. Typical cases include defending against constitutional challenges to Acts of Congress, Executive decisions, and national security programs; administrative challenges to agency programs, rules and adjudications; tort and commercial claims against the United States; employment discrimination claims against the government; and claims against federal officers in their individual capacities for the alleged violation of a person's constitutional rights. In addition, the Appellate Staff represents the United States in certain types of affirmative litigation, such as consumer protection cases and False Claims Act suits to recover money fraudulently obtained from the U.S. treasury. The staff handles appeals involving all of the subject-matter areas litigated by the Civil Division, including appeals arising out of the civil cases handled by the United States Attorneys nationwide. The Appellate Staff also works with the Solicitor General to prepare Supreme Court filings.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; have at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in appellate work, excellent writing skills, and an exceptional academic record. Federal judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable.
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement, April 14, 2015, 11:59 pm (EST).
Applications must be Emailed to CivilAppellate.Vacancies@usdoj.gov.
Please use Announcement '#TA-Appellate-2015-01' as your SUBJECT LINE.