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Job Title:Trial Attorney Gen

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Job Announcement Number:ENRD-14-005-EXC

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 to Tuesday, March 04, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

 

About the Office:  The Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking an experienced litigator for its Environmental Crimes Section in Washington, D.C. 

Attorneys in the Environmental Crimes Section prosecute complex, white-collar crime cases (including fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, etc.) against individuals and corporations that violate laws designed to prevent pollution of the environment and destruction of the world’s critical natural resources. The Section is at the forefront of changing industry practice and raising public awareness that environmental crimes are substantial crimes, which left unchecked threaten human health and the environment. Section attorneys handle all aspects of investigative and litigative work, from advising agencies on long-term, undercover investigations to grand jury presentations, discovery, motions practice and trial, and work with AUSAs in all 94 U.S. judicial districts. In pursuit of its mission to protect our air, water, soil and threatened and endangered species, the Section works closely with criminal investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard Investigative Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries Enforcement, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs, and Inspectors General from many additional agencies. Attorneys from the Section are additionally engaged in capacity building to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes both domestically and internationally.

For more information about the work of the Environmental Crimes Section, visit the Justice Department's web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd.

Four or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Subsequent travel is required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
  • You may be subjected to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply Section).

DUTIES:

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Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered:  Consistent with the Section’s practice, the individuals selected will be responsible for handling a range of matters, including some of the most complex cases handled by the Section. This position will allow the individual to utilize his or her superior legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills in all aspects of investigation, negotiation, motions practice and trial.     

 

We place a high value on diversity of background, experience and cultural perspective and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from all racial and ethnic groups, both genders, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least five years of post-J.D. litigation experience, and be a U.S. citizen or National. Prior experience as a Federal, State or Local prosecutor or defender is a plus, although not required. A solid litigation record is required. The ideal candidate will possess not only the requisite litigation experience, but additionally an interest in environmental protection and enforcement.


Salary Information: Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range per annum is:

GS-14 ($106,263 - $138,136)
GS-15 ($124,995 - $157,100)

 

Terms of Appointment: Permanent - Selected attorneys are eligible for employment benefits such as health and life insurance, the FERS retirement program, paid vacation and sick leave, and a public transportation subsidy.

 

 


 


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience you report relative to this position. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

 


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.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Internet Sites:  For more information about the Environment   & Natural Resources Division, visit the Justice Department=s web site at: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. 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.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation.  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 submissions.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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Submission Process and Deadline Date:  Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter highlighting relevant experience and salary history, writing sample and OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment (Click on the link below to obtain the OF-306) to:

1.            OF-306-Declaration for Federal Employment

Attn: Deborah L. Harris (USDOJ, ECS)
(ENRD-14-005-EXC)
Email applications only, please, to
ATTYAPPLY-ECS.ENRD@USDOJ.GOV
No telephone calls, please.

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cynthia Barnes
Phone: (202)353-2462
Email: CYNTHIA.BARNES@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Environment and Natural Resources Division
Human Resources Staff DOJ
601 D Street NW
PH2232
Washington, DC
20004

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 30-60 days of the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the outcome.

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

ENRD-14-005-EXC

Control Number:

360672200