The Fraud Section, comprising over 160 federal prosecutors, investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases include foreign bribery (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), corporate, securities and investment fraud; mass marketing fraud; mortgage fraud; procurement and government program fraud; health care fraud; and other complex white-collar criminal schemes. The Fraud Section is composed of four subject matter units: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Health Care Fraud; Market Integrity and Major Frauds; and Strategy, Policy & Training. Open positions are located in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit.
The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for renewable 2-year term positions in the Fraud Section's FCPA Unit located in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on court filings. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.
This announcement is for the FCPA Unit. Additional announcements for the HCF and MIMF units have also been posted. Applicants to this announcement may also be considered for these vacancies.
Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit, the incumbent:
- In collaboration with unit managers, carries out and fosters effective investigations and prosecutions, including advising on strategy and legal complexities, and developing litigation priorities, policy, and legislative recommendations. Recommends charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases;
- Partners with and leads Assistant U.S. Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development, management and trial of complex white collar and corporate investigations and prosecutions. Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, using the grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, utilizing international evidence collection tools, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts across the country;
- Collaborates with foreign prosecutors and foreign law enforcement officers on international investigations;
- Evaluates reports of potential violations of the FCPA and other criminal statutes from both internal and outside sources to determine whether investigation is warranted;
- Advises and instructs Assistant U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy with respect to the FCPA;
- Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with corporate counsel and high-level officials. 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 criminal remedies; and
- Serves as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the investigation and litigation of 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.
To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post-J.D. experience, one 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.
Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal criminal cases.
- Experience handling complex white-collar and corporate criminal cases, including bribery and corruption, and/or international criminal matters.
- Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations, as well as individuals.
- Trial experience.
- Experience in U.S. District Court.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Any applicant who has, in the previous 24 months, applied for a position with the Fraud Section must note the date of any such application and position applied for in the applicant’s cover letter. Please highlight recent relevant experience gained since the time of any previous application.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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- Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559699900
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.