This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Trial Attorney

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ENRD-14-025-EXC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 07, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-13/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Office:  The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced litigator for its Appellate Section for a full-time position in Washington, DC.  
 
The Appellate Section is responsible for handling cases in the federal courts of appeals involving the ENRD for preparing appeal recommendations, and for preparing drafts for the Office of the Solicitor General of petitions and briefs in all ENRD cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Department’s web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd.

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel required for oral arguments.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See Required Documents).

DUTIES:

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: Cases involve such subject matters as: air, water, and solid waste regulation; hazardous substance cleanups; public land and forest management; water rights; Indian treaty rights and Indian gaming; land condemnation; Fifth Amendment takings; fish and wildlife conservation; and criminal environmental prosecutions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least five or more years of post-J.D. litigation/legal experience, and be a U.S. citizen. Applicants with U.S. Court of Appeals experience or with a background in environmental or natural resources law will be preferred. 

 

Salary information:  Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level.  The possible salary range is GS-13 ($89,924 - $116,901); GS-14 ($106,263 - $138,136), and GS-15 ($124,995 - $157,100) per annum.

 

Terms of Appointment:  This is a permanent appointment with a probationary period following a security clearance.


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience you report relative to this position.  Paid and unpaid experience will be considered.

 


 

 


BENEFITS:

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits.

 

Other Information Continued:

Internet Sites:  For more information about the Environment & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Department's web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.justice.gov/careers/legal/attvacancies.html.

 

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.  See www.sss.gov.

 

We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism. 

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.
We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

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 that screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.  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.

 

Schedule A:  The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and 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.  Note:  The Department of Justice also suggest eligible Schedule A applicants should submit their resumes to resume@benderconsult.com and reference “Federal Career Opportunities” in the subject line.  For more information, visit the Bender Consulting Services website at www.benderconsult.com

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

Deadline Date:  Applications must be received by Monday, April 14 2014.

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter highlighting relevant experience and salary history, a writing sample, and OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (found at this link: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf) to:   


U.S. Department of Justice, ENRD

Appellate Section

Attn: Aaron Avila, Assistant Chief


ATTYAPPLY-APP.ENRD@USDOJ.GOV

Please reference the vacancy announcement number ENRD-14-025-EXC.

No telephone calls, please. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sherry W. Harrison
Phone: (202)616-2678
Email: SHERRY.HARRISON2@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Human Resources Staff DOJ
601 D Street NW
PH2232
Washington, DC
20004

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will evaluate your qualifications.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 30-60 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome. 


Control Number: 366455300
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