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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Director of Civil Enforcement

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:E13-09-U05

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0905-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you ready to contribute to matters of national importance that promote a competitive and productive American economy? The Antitrust Division has an opening for a Senior Executive to join our dedicated team working in the public interest to protect the competitive process. 

This position is located in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. The Division enforces Federal antitrust law, pursuing price-fixing and market allocation schemes, investigating mergers that may substantially reduce competition, and investigating other potentially anti-competitive conduct.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required to be considered for this position.
  • Background Investigation and Drug Testing Required if selected

DUTIES:

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The incumbent serves as Director of Civil Enforcement, reporting to a Deputy Assistant Attorney General. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operation and oversight of civil enforcement activity. The incumbent directly supervises complex civil investigations and litigation, actively manages civil section managers and staff, and contributes to the formulation of Antitrust Division policy relating to civil enforcement.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Interested applicants must:

  • Possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
  • Be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia; and
  • Be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.


 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below. (See ‘HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED’).

If selected, your application will be vetted for suitability by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM). 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people with whom you interacted, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications in order to receive consideration for the position. 

When responding to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualification and not more than ten (10) pages total.

Please limit the narrative statements for each Executive Core and Technical Qualification to no more than two pages. Copies of the Office of Personnel Management’s “Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications” may be obtained via the Internet at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf. The narrative statements should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant’s level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

You will be evaluated on all of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs):

MTQ1: Legal experience involving broad range of antitrust enforcement cases across multiple program areas at the national or international level.

MTQ2: Experience developing organizational policy on issues of complex civil merger and non-merger enforcement.

MTQ3: Knowledge of and experience interacting with Federal regulatory and investigative agencies.

MTQ4: Experience in supervising and reviewing the work product of attorneys and investigation litigation teams. 

MTQ5: Leadership experience formulating and implementing policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

MTQ6: Demonstrated experience as spokesperson for a competition agency/organization.

You will also be evaluated on all of the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): 

ECQ1: LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves 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.

Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

ECQ2: LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting an organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, supports employee diversity, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ3: RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves 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.

Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

ECQ4: BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

ECQ5: BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves 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.

Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Significant supervisory experience in a Federal civil enforcement environment.

If a separate statement addressing the ECQs is not submitted, the applicant will not receive consideration for this position.


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.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selectee will be required to file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee who is not a current or former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) must be approved by OPM before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the SES for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Employment is also contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System, or be exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
  • All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. 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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must submit the required documents listed below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents for submission.

  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For consideration, applicants must submit:

(1) A resume that includes all professional work experience, education, training, special skills, accomplishments and awards. Resumes must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the basic and professional/technical requirements for this position.

(2) Separate documents that address the

1. Technical/professional requirements (MTQs),
2. Executive core qualifications (ECQs),
3. Other outlined qualifications.

Individuals who are current or former Career SES members (approved by OPM and have completed an initial probationary period) need not submit an Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) statement. These individuals, are, however, required to provide an SF-50 or SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior service.

Except as outlined immediately above, the absence of an ECQ statement will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy.

(3) Proof of bar membership.
(4) Copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect.
Your required documents can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone and at least your last four digits of your social security number.
Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. To fax documents, you MUST use the special cover page. Print the pre-populated cover page on the upload documents screen of Application Manager. Or, you may click this link http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf to print a copy of the cover page.
If you upload your documents using Application Manager, DO NOT FAX the same documents. To verify uploaded documents have been processed, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account https://applicationmanager.gov/ for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.
When faxing documents, follow the procedures outlined below.

  • Include the 8-character Vacancy Identification Number 964250
  • Provide your Social Security Number and full name in the spaces provided or we will not be able to associate your document(s) with the rest of your application.
  • You may submit multiple documents for the same vacancy announcement using one cover page.
  • Fax your cover page and documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

  • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
  • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number
  • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

If you cannot apply online, you can reference E13-09-U05 and submit required documents (e-mail preferred) to:
atr.personnel@usdoj.gov
Attention: Michelle Ackley
Department of Justice/Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, NW
Room 3102
Washington, DC 20530
Phone: 202-514-2990
Fax: 202-514-0580

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Michelle M. Ackley
Phone: (202)514-2990
Fax: (202)514-0580
Email: MICHELLE.ACKLEY@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Michelle Ackley
450 Fifth Street NW
Room 3102
Washington, DC
20530 Fax: (202)514-0580

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once a completed application is received, the Antitrust Division will conduct an evaluation of qualifications and rank the application in comparison to those received. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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Job Announcement Number:

E13-09-U05

Control Number:

351916200