These vacancies may be filled by permanent or term assignments based upon applicant preference, availability of positions, and Fraud Section needs. Term appointments may be extended contingent on funding. Applicants selected for term appointments may later be converted to permanent appointments, contingent upon available vacancies and Section needs.
Selections may also be made from this announcement to term positions for Health Care Fraud (HCF) strike force locations: Brooklyn, NY; Miami, FL; Tampa, FL; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; McAllen, TX; Dallas, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; New Orleans, LA; and Los Angeles, CA.
The Fraud Section comprises three litigating units that investigate and prosecute complex white-collar criminal cases across the county, as well as internationally, and has responsibility for implementing and coordinating the Department’s fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section prosecutors handles the following types of cases: corporate, securities and investment fraud; foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); health care fraud; financial institution and insurance fraud; mortgage fraud; procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs); mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes. These positions may be filled in the Healthcare Fraud unit, Securities and Financial Fraud unit or Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for permanent and term positions in the Fraud Section located in Washington, DC.
The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the Securities and Financial Fraud (SFF) unit, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) unit, or the Healthcare Fraud unit (HCF) and, as such, independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare and conduct trials, and advise on pleadings and other court filings. As a Trial Attorney, the incumbent:
· In collaboration with unit managers, develops and maintains the Section's program to foster effective national investigation and prosecution of HCF, SFF or FCPA violations, including advising on strategy and legal complexities, and developing litigation priorities, policy, and legislative recommendations.
· Makes charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases, and advises less experienced attorneys in very complex cases, issues lacking precedent, and other challenges that require such leadership.
· Partners with and leads U.S. Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of HCF, SFF or FCPA prosecutions. Advises and renders assistance in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs. Evaluates reports of investigation and memoranda from U.S. Attorneys to determine whether litigation is warranted and whether proposed settlements are in the government's interest. Advises and instructs U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy.
· Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with state, county and city officials throughout the country, lawyers, and high level officials in some of the largest corporations in the United States. Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
· Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, et al., reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to civil/criminal remedies in the enforcement or the defense of statutes within HCF, SFF or FCPA litigation.
· Serves as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the litigation of HCF, SFF or FCPA cases. Oversees 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. Applicants must also meet the grade specific qualifications as described below.
Grade Specific Qualifications:
· To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants 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.
· To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants have at least two and a half (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.
· Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
· Knowledge of white collar criminal litigation.
· 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.
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. The announcement may be closed at any time once all selections are made. If you are interested in applying, it is recommended that you do so early.
All Application Packages must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
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