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Job Title:  Various Opportunities - Schedule A Applicants with Disabilities Only
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  13-CRM-MK-SCHA-002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$27,130.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 12, 2013 to Monday, April 29, 2013
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
Open to U.S. Citizens with disabilities


If you are an individual with a disability or disabilities, you may be eligible to apply for Criminal Division positions even when there are no current vacancies or open announcements. The "Qualifications and Evaluation" tab of this announcement provides more information on eligibility.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.

Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.

This announcement covers more job series than the ones listed above, which are the most frequently filled in the last five years. If you apply to this announcement, you may be referred to positions for which you qualify if such positions are available in locations and at grades for which you express interest.

This announcement does not guarantee vacancies in specific jobs, grades, or locations or that you will be referred for positions. To maximize your employment opportunities, we strongly encourage you to apply for specific vacancies as they occur on USAJOBS.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualifiy for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation
  • You may be required to take a drug test.


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The duties will depend upon the specific positions for which you are considered. Some of the common positions the Criminal Division recruits for are:

  • Paralegals
  • IT Specialists
  • Budget Analysts
  • Contract Specialists
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Digital Investigative Analysts
  • HR Specialists
  • Program Analysts
  • Program Managers
  • Trial Attorneys (Criminal Litigation)




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To apply under this announcement, you must be an individual with an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability. If you are offered a position, you must be able to provide proof of your disability. Acceptable proof is appropriate documentation (e.g., records, statements, or other appropriate information) issued by:

1) A licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); OR

2) A licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); OR

3) A Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits (e.g., Social Security Administration).

Qualification requirements depend on the job being filled. You may review the qualification requirements at the following website:



  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    You will be evaluated on the competencies you possess that are directly related to the duties of the position being filled. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates referred to the selecting official.


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    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.





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    If you do not have internet access, you are strongly encouraged to visit your local library, state employment commission, or a commercial establishment that provides internet access. If you are unable to apply via electronic mail, you may call our Human Resources main telephone number at(202) 514-2811 to obtain assistance in submitting your application materials.


    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:


    1. Your Résumé (Cover Letter is optional) - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    2. Proof of Disability

    Proof of disability will typically come in the form of a letter. Such a letter simply needs to say that you have a severe disability.

    You can get this letter from:

    • your doctor,
    • a licensed medical professional,
    • a licensed rehabilitation professional, or
    • any federal, state, District of Columbia, or US territory agency that issues or provides disability benefits.

    The letter does NOT need to detail your medical history or your need for an accommodation. The simpler the letter is, the better.

    1. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
      a.    If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at
      b.    If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      c.    If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit  a completed SF-15 and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.


    Megan Keate
    Phone: (202)514-2811
    TDD: 202-808-0538
    Agency Information:
    DOJ Criminal Division
    1400 New York Ave NW
    Suite 5000
    Washington, DC


    After applying, if you are found qualified, you may be referred to the Selecting Official for further consideration. Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the Selecting Official.

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