Years of experience determine the appropriate salary level. The salary range for these positions is GS-14 to GS-15, base pay of $84,697 and $99,628 respectively, plus the applicable locality pay of the duty location. See OPMs Web page at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2013/general-schedule/
Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Excepted service attorney positions are wholly exempted from the appointment procedures of 5 C.F.R. Part 302. However, the Department of Justice follows the principle of veterans preference in its attorney hiring procedures as far as administratively feasible and treats veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor at all stages in the hiring process.
If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.
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The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the hiring personnel office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. 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 by and advanced within the Department of Justice on the basis of merit.
It is the policy of the Department of Justice to achieve a drug-free workplace, and persons selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to final approval. Employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory 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 are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submission. 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, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 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).
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