CLOSING DATE: MAY 4, 2012
This assignment is for a term of two years with the possibility of an extension, contingent upon the availability of funding.
About the Office: The Organized Crime and Gang Section oversees the Department's program to combat organized crime by: investigating and prosecuting the most significant domestic and international organized crime groups in conjunction with Strike Force Units and Assistant United States Attorneys in U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country; prosecuting significant RICO, VCAR and violent crime cases against the most dangerous street gangs operating on a regional and national level, overseeing and coordinating the flow of criminal intelligence concerning organized crime cases to and from the field through the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center; supervising the investigation and prosecution of all federal organized crime cases by the above-mentioned 21 Strike Force Units within U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country; exercising approval authority over all proposed federal prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VCAR) statutes; advising and assisting on criminal investigations and prosecutions of federal crimes involving labor-management disputes, the internal affairs of labor unions in the private sector, and the operation of employee pension and welfare benefit plans; working with U.S. intelligence agencies and U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies to identify, target and investigate international organized crime groups; and contributing to the development of policy and legislation relating to numerous organized crime and gang related issues including gambling, firearms trafficking, human trafficking, violent crime, and international law enforcement strategies.
Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking an experienced attorney with litigation skills to serve as a Trial Attorney for a two-year term.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of a state, territory, or the District of Columbia, and have at least three (3) years of relevant post-J.D. legal experience. Applicants must also have, or be able to obtain, and maintain, a Top Secret security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicant should possess strong academic credentials; significant criminal litigation experience, strong advocacy and legal writing skills, sound judgment, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
Travel: Routine travel will be required from conferences and litigation work throughout the United States. Overseas travel may also be required.
Salary Information: Current salary and years of experience determine the appropriate salary level. The possible pay range for a GS-15 position is $123,758 to $155,500 per annum.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicant must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a detailed resume, or OF-612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment) or SF-171 (Application for Federal Employment, a writing sample (no more than 20 pages), and if applicable, a current performance evaluation to:
U.S. Department of Justice
Organized Crime and Gang Section
1301 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20530
ATTN: James M. Trusty, Chief
If you prefer to fax your documents, you can do so at (202) 514-3601. No phone calls please. The closing date for this position is May 4, 2012.
Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html
For more information about the Criminal Division and the Organized Crime and Gang Section, visit the Criminal Division Web page at: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/index.html
Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
Richard L. Parker
Special Counsel on
Diversity Recruitment and Outreach
United States Department of Justice
450 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 10200
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: (202) 514-8912
Fax: (202) 514-0713
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