Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Justice, U.S. Trustee Program
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If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career with access to a generous benefits package, consider the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP or Program) as your employer of choice.
The USTP is a litigating component of the Department of Justice with responsibility for overseeing nearly all bankruptcy cases filed in the United States from chapters 7, 12, and 13 consumer cases to major chapter 11 business reorganizations. The Programs mission is to promote the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system for the benefit of all stakeholders debtors, creditors, and the public. USTP employees headquartered in Washington, DC, and in 93 field office locations across the country handle a wide range of administrative, regulatory, and enforcement matters. Of particular importance are the Programs efforts to address fraud and abuse by debtors, creditors, and others in the bankruptcy system by taking both formal and informal civil enforcement actions and making criminal referrals to U.S. Attorneys as appropriate.
The USTP places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Office of the General Counsel, General & Administrative Law Group:
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for coordinating, directing, and developing legal policies, procedures, and litigating positions for the United States Trustee Program (Program) in enforcing the Bankruptcy Code, and seeing that institutional interests of the Program are properly asserted and defended. OGC handles its responsibilities through four legal practice groups, each with a specialized focus.
OGC has two (2) vacancies in its General and Administrative (G & A) Law Group. OGCs G & A Law Group provides legal advice and support to the USTPs Executive Office and field offices on a wide range of substantive legal matters including federal regulatory practice, privacy law, fiscal law, interagency agreements, agency authorities and organization, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and ethics. G & A Law Group attorneys prepare draft administrative decisions relating to trustees, credit counseling agencies, and debtor education providers; respond to Congressional inquiries; prepare recommendations regarding claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), prepare and present briefings and legal training to USTP leadership and the field, and ensure and report upon the accomplishment of Program priorities.
The G & A Law Group is seeking attorneys with superior legal writing skills and experience in all aspects of administrative law. Experience in information and privacy law and a working knowledge of rulemaking and adjudication under the Administrative Procedure Act is particularly helpful.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel may be required.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must complete a background investigation.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- This position may be subject to random drug testing
- Selectee must complete a 2-year trial period (1-year for Veterans).
- You will be subject to Financial Disclosure.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.