Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!
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 officers and other Federal employees.
The Consumer Protection Branch is responsible for protecting the health, safety, and economic security of the American consumer. The Consumer Protection Branch leads the Justice Department's efforts to enforce federal consumer protection statutes throughout the United States. The Branch's affirmative litigation - criminal and civil - includes enforcement actions involving adulterated and misbranded food, drugs, and devices; hazardous and unsafe consumer products; unfair and deceptive advertising and franchising practices; unfair consumer credit and debt collection practices; deceptive and fraudulent Internet and mail order sales; all types of financial fraud; and unlawful practices that target vulnerable consumer populations. This litigation typically involves consumer protection matters of national significance. The Branch's defensive litigation includes actions challenging federal policies, initiatives, and regulatory actions relating to foods, drugs, devices, and other consumer products. Much of the litigation handled by the Branch brings Congressional and media interest and scrutiny. The Branch works closely with the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Consumer Protection Branch is seeking experienced attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.
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; at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and at least four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants must have excellent writing, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have experience in trial work. Judicial clerkship experience in desirable.
You must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. (15 pages or less) If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION.
You must EMAIL your application to: Consumer.Protection@usdoj.gov
Please use CPB Trial Attorney as your SUBJECT LINE.
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement, Eastern Standard Time.