Applicant must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
This position requires the highest level of professional competence. The duties of the position require extended specialized training and experience in the law and an intimate grasp of the specialized, complex, and highly technical subject matter and procedures of the Supreme Court and federal and state appellate courts. The position also requires extensive experience in trial and appellate litigation on behalf of the United States. Because the legal problems typically involve questions as to which there is no well-settled governing rule, the work also calls for wide latitude in the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in fields of unusual difficulty. The incumbent is called upon regularly to supervise the highly important and complicated cases over which the Civil Division has jurisdiction are pending in foreign courts or other tribunals. The position also requires a broad background of experience and knowledge in management and policy analysis.
Qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have a substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (PTQs):
1. Demonstrated expertise in federal civil and/or criminal litigation. (Which can include practice before U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, military courts-martial and military courts of appeal, military commissions, immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and other federal courts.)
2. Demonstrated experience supervising and reviewing the work product of attorneys.
3. Demonstrated writing ability.
4. Ability to serve as spokesperson for one's organization.
You will also be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications:
ECQ 1 - 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.
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
ECQ 3 - 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.
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.