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Job Title:Trial Attorney

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ENRD-13-003- EXC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$73,848.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-12/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Denver, CO United StatesView Map
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

  

The Indian Resources Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Trial Attorney in Washington, DC or Denver, CO.  The Indian Resources Section represents the United States in its trust capacity in litigation pending in federal and state courts for the benefit of Indian tribes and individual Indians. These suits include seeking to establish tribal water rights, protecting treaty hunting and fishing rights, remedying trespasses on tribal lands, and establishing reservation boundaries and rights to land.   The Indian Resource Section also defends the United States in legal challenges to agency programs designed to further tribal sovereignty, such as the Department of the Interior’s program for the acquisition of trust land for tribes.  The litigation handled by the Indian Resources Section is of vital interest to Indian tribes and often addresses issues of first impression.

ENRD seeks to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all walks of life.  The work environment and atmosphere is open, diverse, collegial, and inclusive.  There are active affinity groups for African-American; Asian-American; Hispanic; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and Native American employees, which are open to all DOJ employees regardless of background.  ENRD fosters a work environment where people of all backgrounds and experiences may reach their full potential. We place a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

NOTE:Please specify an interest in one or both locations.

The possible salary range for Washington, DC, GS-12: $74,872- $97,333; GS-13 $89,033-$115,742; GS-14 $105,211-$136,771;GS-15 $123,758-$155,500.

The possible salary range for Denver, CO: GS-12: $73,848-$96,001; GS-13: $87,815-$114,158; GS-14: 103,771-$134,899; GS-15: $122,064-$155,500.

NOTE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING AMENDED TO CHANGE THE CLOSING DATE FROM FEBRUARY 28, 2013.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • Background and/or security investigation is required.
  • Periodic travel is required.

DUTIES:

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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered

Experience in litigation, in particular water rights litigation, and knowledge of Indian, administrative, and water law is highly desirable.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 two years of post-J.D. legal experience.


 

     

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 or unpaid experience will be considered.


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.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 based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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THIS IS NOT AN ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Submission Process and Deadline Date
: Applications must be received by
February 28, 2013.

Applicants must submit a current resume and writing sample to:

 U.S. Department of Justice, ENRD
 Indian Resources Section
 Attn: Gail Robinson ENRD-13-003-EXC
 P.O. Box 7611
 Ben Franklin Station
 Washington, D.C. 20044-7611

Applications sent via overnight delivery may be sent to:

 U.S. Department of Justice, ENRD
 Indian Resources Section
 Attn: Gail Robinson ENRD-13-003-EXC
 601 D Street, NW Room 3507
 Washington, DC 20004

No phone calls please.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume

Cover Letter (optional)

Writing Sample

 

Your resume MUST contain all information required for Federal employment. Your resume MUST include full employment information such as periods of employment, month and year positions(s) started and ended, title of positions(s), employer's name and address, hours worked, descriptions of duties, etc.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Gail L. Robinson
Phone: (000)000-0000
Email: GAIL.P.ROBINSON@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
US DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division
PO Box 7611
Washington, DC
20044-0367

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct and evaluation of 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. 

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Job Announcement Number:

ENRD-13-003- EXC

Control Number:

335749700