Job Title: Trial Attorney - AppellateJob Announcement Number: TA-Appellate-2014-01
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
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/ Per Year
Friday, February 21, 2014 to
Friday, March 07, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
5 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career as an Attorney with the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice? Join us in serving the United States with honor and integrity!!
The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet and other Federal employees.
The Appellate Staff is seeking experienced attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of civil appellate litigation. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Information about the Appellate Staff can be found at http://www/justice.gov/civil/appellate/appellate_home.html
- Occasional Travel
- Position requires some travel for short periods to present oral arguments.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- Moving Expenses will not be paid.
- You will be required to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
- Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply section)
DUTIES:Back to top
The Appellate Staff of the Civil Division is seeking attorneys. Appellate represents the United States, its agencies, and its officers in civil cases in the federal courts of appeals. The Appellate Staff's portfolio includes many of the most difficult and controversial cases in which the Federal Government is involved. Typical cases include defending against constitutional challenges to Acts of Congress, Executive decisions, and national security programs; administrative challenges to agency programs, rules and adjudications; tort and commercial claims against the United States; employment discrimination claims against the government; and claims against federal officers in their individual capacities for the alleged violation of a person's constitutional rights. In addition, the Appellate Staff represents the United States in certain types of affirmative litigation, such as consumer protection cases and False Claims Act suits to recover money fraudulently obtained from the U.S. treasury. The staff handles appeals involving all of the subject-matter areas litigated by the Civil Division, including appeals arising out of the civil cases handled by the United States Attorneys nationwide. The Appellate Staff also works with the Solicitor General to prepare Supreme Court filings.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants 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.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; have at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in appellate work, excellent writing skills, and an exceptional academic record. Federal judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated by a reviewing panel.