The Criminal Section (CRM) is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Trial Attorney in the Section with an emphasis on prosecuting human trafficking cases as a member of the Section's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU).
The core duties of a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section include investigating alleged violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes, including statues prohibiting official misconduct, hate crimes, human trafficking and involuntary servitude, and interference with reproductive health care services and conducting grand jury investigations and trials in federal district courts around the country. The specialized Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU) within with Criminal Section investigates and prosecutes novel, complex, multi-jurisdictional, and international human trafficking cases, including both sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The attorney's investigative and prosecutive responsibilities include, among other things: reviewing and evaluating case files and relevant case law; interviewing witnesses; coordinating law enforcement efforts; developing investigative strategy; conducting criminal investigations; drafting written recommendations for prosecution; drafting indictments and other court filings; negotiating plea agreements; and representing the United States in grand jury proceedings, criminal trials, and other public appearances. The complexity of the matters assigned, and the level of supervision required, varies depending on the Trial Attorney's years of specialized experience. Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Attorneys will primarily be assigned to investigate and prosecute human trafficking matters, but may also be assigned matters involving other criminal civil rights violations.
Applicants must possess a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and possess at least 2.5 years of post-professional law degree experience commensurate to the grade level of eligibility. Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules and regulations applicable to the work of the section, including the criminal statutes prohibiting involuntary servitude, slavery, and human trafficking referenced above and codified at Title 18, United States Code, Chapter 77, Sections 1581 to 1597, or substantially similar laws, rules and regulations; written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references.
Given the nature and volume of this work, the Criminal Section generally seeks candidates with significant litigation experience. The following qualifications are preferred, but not required: (1) first-chair criminal prosecution or defense experience; (2) criminal or civil jury trial experience; (3) federal criminal or civil litigation experience; (4) experience with complex investigations, especially in utilizing investigative grand juries; (5) substantial knowledge of federal constitutional law; or (6) experience prosecuting sex crimes, organized crime, and/or financial crimes. Other preferred qualifications include judicial clerkships (especially in federal court), law review, moot court, clinical experience, and skills and experience working cooperatively and productively with a range of people, such as charging parties, witnesses, respondents, disadvantaged or disenfranchised groups, opposing counsel, judicial or administrative officials, advocacy groups, law enforcement personnel, and the staff of other federal or state governmental agencies.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
1. Cover Letter
3. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
4. Writing sample of no more than ten pages (a brief or comparable analytic legal
exposition that is your work product)
5. Veterans' Preference Documentation, if applicable
6. Sch A documentation, if applicable
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