Required qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, 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 have at least 1.5 years post J.D. experience. Applicants must be an active member of the bar in good standing (in any jurisdiction).
GS-13: 1.5 years post J.D. experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performs basic legal analysis and formulates recommendations for senior managers, composes legal memoranda, reports, and position papers on legislative history, laws, regulations, and court opinions in support of litigation, and demonstrated familiarity with Title III.
GS-14: 2.5 years post J.D. experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performs legal analysis and formulates recommendations to senior managers, composes legal memoranda, reports and position papers on legislative history, laws, regulations, and courts opinions regarding issues that may lack clear precedent in support of litigation, and demonstrated knowledge of Title III.
GS-15: 4 years post J.D. experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: composes legal briefs or reports on highly complex issues that play a significant role in on-going litigation or the shaping of policies and procedures and experience analyzing and advising on wiretaps or has performed a wiretap.
Preferred qualifications: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies. You are required to respond to each competencies in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. Failure to respond to these questions may result in your being deemed not highly qualified for the position.
- Knowledge of Title III, the federal statute that governs wiretaps.
- Skill in training other attorneys on issues relating to wiretaps.
- Ability to communicate with high level officials.
A J.D. Degree.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
- All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
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 must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. 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 nonservice-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).