Job Overview


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.

The Fraud Section is a litigating unit that investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases focus on corporate, securities and investment fraud, foreign bribery (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), health care fraud, financial institution and insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement and government program fraud (including fraud related to economic stimulus and recovery programs), mass marketing fraud and other complex criminal schemes.

These positions are located in the Health Care Fraud unit and are two year excepted service appointments and detail opportunities, with the possibility of extensions contingent on available funding.


The incumbent will be responsible for the investigation and litigation of criminal HEALTH CARE FRAUD matters.

The Experienced Attorney:

Conducts trials of the most complex cases.  Confers with the Section Chief and/or the Assistant Attorney General to recommend and determine the policy of the Department in related litigation.  Formulates the theory of the Government's cases, determines applicable statutes to a given statement of facts, selects and examines witnesses, plans trial strategy and appropriate techniques, and prepares briefs, motions, etc., associated with trials and other judicial proceedings and hearings.

Makes recommendations as to whether review should be sought in the Supreme Court, courts of appeals, and district courts. 

Advises and renders assistance to U.S. Attorneys in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs.  Evaluates reports of investigation and memoranda from U.S. Attorneys to determine whether litigation is warranted, and whether proposed settlements are in the government's interest.  Gives advice and instructions to U.S. Attorneys on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy.

Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with senior officials of States, counties and cities throughout the country and lawyers and high level officials of some of the largest corporations in the United States.  Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.

Advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Section Chief, et al., reporting on the status of all cases and matters related to civil/criminal remedies in the enforcement or the defense of statutes within his/her assigned area of litigation.

Serves as an expert, providing advice and policy determinations in matters involving the planning, discussion and coordination of the activities related to the litigation of cases.  Oversees the preparation and litigation assignments of lower graded attorneys, paralegals and clerical personnel.

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