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Job Title:Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:Office of the Assistant Attorney General

Job Announcement Number:12-CRM-SES-03

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

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$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, September 4, 2012 to Tuesday, September 25, 2012




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, Dist of ColumbiaView Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


The Criminal Division (CRM) enforces and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws except those specifically assigned to other divisions. The Division and the 93 U.S. Attorneys have the responsibility for overseeing the prosecution of criminal matters under more than 900 statutes. Criminal Division attorneys prosecute many nationally significant cases. In addition to its robust litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance to prosecutors and investigators around the country. Among other things, the Criminal Division advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and coordinates national and international law enforcement actions.

The incumbent of this position is one of five Deputy Assistant Attorneys General in the Criminal Division, and is on the immediate staff of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in charge of the Division. The incumbent manages and supervises the affairs and business of the Criminal Division under the direction of the AAG. The incumbent also acts as consultant and advisor on those questions of major policy and matters that require the personal attention of the AAG. He/she is also responsible for the direct supervision of assigned Division components, including the Public Integrity Section (PIN) and the Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO).



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    The DAAG is responsible for:

    Managing efforts by the Public Integrity Section to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government; overseeing the Office of Enforcement Operations, which evaluates and approves some of the most sophisticated investigative tools at the federal governmentÂ’s disposal, including electronic surveillance, the Federal Witness Security Program, media subpoenas, and witness immunity requests.

    Providing advice and counsel to the AAG on sensitive matters before the Criminal Division.

    Playing an active role in policy formulation, negotiations involving the most difficult and precedent-setting cases falling within his/her jurisdiction, and the investigation and prosecution of cases under his/her supervision. Providing legal guidance that reflects a thorough knowledge of highly specialized areas.

    Analyzing and reviewing proposed or pending legislation for possible impact on the work of the Criminal DivisionÂ’s Sections/Offices.

    Representing the AAG in matters relating to designated program areas; on various interdepartmental committees or activities; and with members of Congress and their staffs. Maintaining close and personal relationships with other investigative agencies, in particular in relation to cases under consideration for prosecution.

    Serving as an advocate for the financial, human, and technical resource allocations to the Sections/Offices under his/her leadership. Working closely with responsible Sections/Offices to ensure that resource enhancements necessary for proposed priorities are identified.


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    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. 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.

    You 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.


    The following technical qualifications are required for the position.

    1) Significant experience in supervising the development and prosecution of Federal criminal cases and reviewing the work product of attorneys and prosecutors;

    2)Familiarity with Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities relating to criminal law enforcement;

    3) Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with the public, members of Congress, Federal officials and foreign partners; and

    4)Significant experience formulating and implementing policies dealing with complex legal issues.


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    Candidates will be evaluated on the professional/technical 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 below.

    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:

    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 & Innovation, Continual Learning,
    External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic
    Thinking, Vision

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.

    Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness,
    Integrity/Honesty, Team Building

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

    Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.

    Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.

    Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication


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    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. In addition, individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.

    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.

    Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

    The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced.

    Some travel required.

    Relocation expenses will be authorized.


    To receive consideration, applicants must submit:

    1. A resume

    2. A separate statement addressing each of the Professional/Technical Requirements.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    **Preference is to receive an application via e-mail at SES.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV or faxed to (202) 353-0775.

    Applications being mailed should be sent to*:

    Department of Justice/Criminal Division
    1400 New York Avenue, NW
    Attn: Monet Gregory
    Human Resources Management Staff
    Bond Building, Suite 5000
    Washington, DC 20530

    *As all incoming U.S. mail must be processed at a remote facility prior to final delivery, to avoid delay in receipt, it is highly recommended that applicants use Federal Express.

    For additional information, please call:
    CONTACT: Monet Gregory
    CONTACT PHONE: 202-305-1620
    FAX: 202-353-0775
    TDD: 202-514-7972

    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 must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

    The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.


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    Monet Gregory
    Phone: 2023051620
    Fax: 2023530775
    Agency Information:
    Department of Justice
    1400 New York Ave NW
    Suite 5000
    Washington, Dist of Columbia
    Fax: 2023530775


    We will notify you of your status as a candidate after each step of the recruitment process. After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

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