The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) combines technical expertise, legal insight, and effective advocacy in pursuit of justice. CCIPS pursues three overarching goals: to deter and disrupt computer and intellectual property crime, to guide the proper collection of electronic evidence by investigators and prosecutors, and to provide technical and legal advice and assistance to agents and prosecutors in the U.S. and around the world.Learn more about this agency
The Principal Deputy Chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section:
- Supervises subordinate managers who oversee the activities of attorneys and technology specialists in the Section.
- Assists and supports the Chief in the day to day operations of the Section, including but not limited to supervising of professional and administrative staff, procurement, budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and reporting responsibilities.
- Works with subordinate managers to develop, implement, and coordinate Department initiatives in the Section's areas of expertise.·
- Oversees national training and support for the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) Program, a national network of over 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys who specialize in prosecuting computer and IP crime.
- Works closely with United States Attorneys' Offices to ensure the proper coordination of multi-district and multi-national computer crime and intellectual property investigations and prosecutions.
- Develops and reviews CCIPS strategies to increase cooperation with foreign entities and governments and to harmonize laws and eliminate impediments in international investigations.
- Helps oversee the development and execution of the Section's technology crime program, integrating the work of CCIPS's Cybercrime Lab with the Section's criminal and technology law work.
- Directly works with the Office of the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division to ensure implementation of policy and strategy initiatives.
- Serves as a principal liaison between the Criminal Division, other federal agencies, and a variety of domestic and international officials on computer and intellectual property crime issues. Briefs Congressional and White House staff and speaks to the press as appropriate, in coordination with relevant DOJ offices.
- Advises high level Department officials on matters relating to significant prosecutions and the Section's legal and policy work. Supervises the preparation of Department officials for testimony before Congressional Committees and subcommittees.
- Oversees the Section's financial, human and technical resource applications.
- Represents the Section at national and international conferences, as well as multilateral and bilateral meetings involving foreign governments, as a subject matter expert in the areas of electronic evidence, cybercrime and intellectual property crime.
Occasional travel - Some travel will be required.
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Conditions Of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
- If the selectee is not a current employee of the Offices, Boards, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, he/she will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
- The managerial qualifications of a selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment.
- Individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
QualificationsInterested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State or territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience.
Applicants must submit a resume and a separate narrative statement/response that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification factors related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.
OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf .
Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements
- Experience in developing, litigating, and supervising the prosecution of federal cases and the work product of federal prosecutors, especially in matters involving computer crime and intellectual property offenses.
- Familiarity with the Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities relating to computer crime, intellectual property enforcement, cybersecurity, and computer forensics.
- Experience in establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships with the public, members of Congress, federal law enforcement agencies, United States Attorney's Offices, and Department and Division senior officials.
- Substantial experience with applying the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and other relevant statutes and laws in investigating and prosecuting criminal cases, conducting online investigations, and acquiring electronic evidence.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
- Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision
- Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building
- Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
- Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management
- Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
Candidates will be evaluated on the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements identified above. Based on their total background, i.e., education, training, self-development, awards, outside activities, performance appraisal, as well as work history. If candidates are found to possess all technical requirements, they will then be evaluated based on the Executive Core Qualifications as established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) outlined above.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To receive consideration, applicants must submit:
- A resume
- A separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements.
- A separate statement addressing each ECQ that describes your managerial experience. While individuals who are current or former career SES members (approved by OPM and have completed an initial probationary period) need not submit an Executive Core Qualifications statement, they are required to provide an SF-50 or SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior service. Otherwise, the absence of ECQs will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy. Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, please include a statement to that effect.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Submit all the required documents listed below to: SES.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV.
All applications MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST on 04/26/2019.
Agency contact information
AddressComputer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
c/o Human Resources
1331 F. Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004
The Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) strives to do justice and protect victims of computer and intellectual property crime by uniquely combining technical expertise, legal insight, and effective advocacy. In implementing this goal, CCIPS pursues three overarching goals: to deter and disrupt computer and intellectual property crime, to guide the proper collection of electronic evidence by investigators and prosecutors, and to provide technical and legal advice and assistance to agents and prosecutors in the U.S. and around the world. It executes this mission in a wide variety of ways, including (a) by pursuing and coordinating investigations and prosecutions, and helping others to do so; (b) through activities that build the international legal and operational environment that allows for successful investigations and prosecutions; (c) by providing expert legal and technical advice and support to the Department, investigative agencies, and other executive branch agencies; and (d) by developing and advocating for computer and intellectual property crime policies and legislation.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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