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Job Title:Deputy Assistant General Counsel (Enforcement and Intelligence)

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Treasury, Departmental Offices

Job Announcement Number:2013-161RC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


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


Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US
20220View Map




The Department of the Treasury is an influential leader in today's global economy. This position is in Treasury's headquarters (Departmental Offices), in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).

The Deputy Assistant General Counsel is the second most senior counsel within the office of Enforcement and Intelligence and reports to the Assistant General Counsel.  In coordination with the Assistant General Counsel, the incumbent provides legal and related policy advice on a range of Department of Treasury policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions to safeguard the U.S. and global financial systems from illicit actors, in addition to the legal support pertaining to alcohol, tobacco, tax and trade matters and asset forfeiture actions. The principal clients of the office include the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC), the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy (TTT). The incumbent works with U.S. agencies and their foreign counterparts on law enforcement and intelligence community matters, including assisting the Department of Justice in litigation matters involving the Treasury Department.


  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Must have graduated from an accredited law school.
  • Must be an active member in good standing of a state or DC bar.
  • Must have 1 year of experience as an attorney at the GS-15 or equivalent.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret-SCI security clearance.


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The major duties performed by the incumbent of this position include, but are not limited to the following:


• Supervise an immediate staff of attorneys and paralegals, including: the Chief Counsel, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); Chief Counsel, Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and Legal Counsel, Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF).


• Supervise the analysis, interpretation, and application of the Constitution, statutes, regulations, Executive orders, court decisions, Departmental precedents, policies, and technical publications involving many fields of law including but not limited to: the Bank Secrecy Act; the USA PATRIOT Act; the detection and prevention of money laundering; countering the financing of terrorism; national security law; physical, personnel and information security matters; Executive Order 12333; the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; the National Emergencies Act; the United Nations Participation Act; asset forfeiture law; international anti-money laundering and counter terrorist finance laws and constructs; European Union (EU) legal frameworks; the Federal Alcohol Administration Act; the Administrative Procedure Act; the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts; the Federal Tort Claims Act; the Trade Secrets Act; conflicts of law; federal preemption of state law; and, administrative law. 


• Supervise attorneys performing legal research and providing legal and practical conclusions in the form of oral advice, briefings, presentations, and legal decision memoranda on extremely complex and difficult factual, legal, and policy issues. 


• Oversee the preparation or review of proposed legislation, regulations, Executive orders and policy issuances to ensure they conform to the substantive laws that they are intended to implement or interpret. 


• Represent the Office of General Counsel, the Department, TFI, or TTT in discussions, conferences and meetings with U.S. and international law enforcement and regulatory authorities, in particular with EU authorities, the intelligence community, other federal, state and local authorities, regulatory and supervisory organizations, financial industry representatives, and representatives of professional associations.


The incumbent establishes and maintains frequent contact with the Under Secretary for TFI, Assistant Secretaries for TFFC and OIA, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for TTT, and other Treasury officials concerning the work of the office. The incumbent also consults with the officials and attorneys in other departments, agencies, and institutions on matters relating to the responsibilities of the Assistant General Counsel (Enforcement & Intelligence).


The incumbent plans, directs, and executes professional and technical programs of exceptional difficulty, responsibility, and national significance.  A considerable part of the duties involves complex problems for which there are few guides, and the incumbent must rely upon his or her judgment, initiative, and experience.  Original thinking is required, not only in matters of law, but also in those fields where recommendations are made in connection with formulation of policy.


The incumbent performs the duties of this position with broad authority, which carries with it latitude for the exercise of judgment in the day-to-day planning, direction, and management of the professional legal work of the office. The incumbent is selected by the General Counsel upon the basis of extended experience and demonstration of exceptional leadership and excellence in professional practice and activities.


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Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to show clearly that the candidate possesses the required professional and technical qualifications and executive core qualifications set forth below. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): The TQs describe the necessary technical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of the position.

TQ1 - Ability to supervise a professional staff engaged in providing legal advice to senior officials.

TQ2 - Diversified legal experience dealing with highly complex issues. Examples of relevant subject matter areas may include the following: national security law; Executive Order 12333; Information Sharing Environment, the National Security Act; the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act; physical, personnel and classified information security matters; the Bank Secrecy Act; the USA PATRIOT Act; the detection and prevention of money laundering; countering the financing of terrorism; the International Emergency Economic Powers Act; the National Emergencies Act; the United Nations Participation Act; international anti-money laundering and countering terrorist finance laws and constructs; EU legal framework; asset forfeiture law; the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and related alcohol, tobacco, tax and trade laws; customs enforcement matters; Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts; the Trade Secrets Act; constitutional law; and administrative law.

TQ3 - Working knowledge of government or international organizations and/or relationships with government or international entities. Examples include the U.S. intelligence community, the State Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the European Union and other international anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing legal constructs.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in the Senior Executive Service and are in addition to the specific technical qualifications listed above.

ECQ 1 - Leading Change - The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision.

ECQ 2 - Leading People - The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building.

ECQ 3 - Results Driven - The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility.

ECQ 4 - Business Acumen - The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management.

ECQ 5 - Building Coalitions - The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Specialized Education and Experience Requirement:

• You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

• have 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-15 level in the Federal service or private sector.


Your application will be evaluated on the basis of your resume and narrative statements reflecting the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as they relate to the technical and executive qualifications described above. While you are NOT required to provide a narrative statement addressing the Technical Qualifications, candidates are strongly encouraged to address each Technical Qualification in separate statements. Candidates who choose not to address the technical qualifications separately will not be automatically disqualified. Candidates are NOT required to provide narrative response statements to address the Executive Core Qualifications when applying for this vacancy. However, the selectee will be required to address the ECQs before being appointed. Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at This is a link
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Employment with The Department of the Treasury's, Office of General Counsel offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in a Federal retirement system.  To find out more about benefits offered to Federal employees, please visit


EEO Policy Statement:  The Department of the Treasury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. 

Reasonable Accommodation:  The Department of the Treasury provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process.

Social Security Number:  Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials, will result in your application not being processed. 

Privacy Act: Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361. 

Signature:  Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. 

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 doing so under the Selective Service Law.  The materials you send with your application will not be returned.  Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.  

Financial Disclosure:  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Upon hire, and on an annual basis thereafter, the incumbent of this position will be required to file a public financial disclosure report.  The incumbent may be prohibited from holding certain financial interests.  



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You must complete this application process online and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.  Supplemental documentation may also be submitted by email but must be received by the closing date of the announcement.  We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by email at no later than noon ET on the announcement's closing date.


The following outlines our application process:

1. REGISTER (ONLINE) - You must create a user account at in order to apply. When you select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page, you will be taken directly to this registration section. If you have already registered, simply log in with your user name and password.

2. RESUME (ONLINE) - You must create or upload your resume on-line or you will not be considered. Creating your resume using the USAJOBS' Resume Builder allows you to create a uniform resume that provides all of the information required by government agencies. Your registration information and resume will automatically be transferred to the system used by Treasury.

3. RESPOND TO QUESTIONS (ONLINE) - The first time you apply, you will be asked several general questions before proceeding to the assessment questions for the vacancy you have selected. If you have applied before, you will be given the option either to update the general information, or to proceed directly to the assessment questions. Respond online to the application questions. Check the box indicating you would like a copy of your application emailed to you, and click "Finished". If you have successfully submitted your on-line application, you will see a screen telling you that your application has been sent. If you do not see these words, you have not successfully completed your application. If you wish to edit your application, you may return to USAJOBS and re-apply; previous responses will be saved and can be updated. Be sure to click "Finished" and look for the screen indicating your application was sent. You may edit your information until midnight ET of the announcement close date.

4. SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION - You must upload any supplemental documentation requested or email to the contact listed below. Supplemental materials must be received no later than the closing date of the announcement. Failure to submit the required documentation within the specified time frame will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position.


If you are a current, retired or former Federal employee, you must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify your status.  If you successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), please provide a copy of your Qualifications Review Board certification.  All required documentation must be provided on or by the closing date of the vacancy.


Rosemarie Crawford
Phone: 202-622-2514
Fax: 000 000-0000
Agency Information:
Departmental Offices (DO)
U.S. Treasury Department
1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Fax: 000 000-0000


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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