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Job Title:Trial Attorney - International Trade Field Office/NY

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Offices, Boards and Divisions

Hiring Organization:CLB - International Trade Field Office - New York

Job Announcement Number:TA-NY-ITFO-2014-2

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$78,361.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 3, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0905-12/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
New York, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

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 officers and other Federal employees.

 

The International Trade Field Office (ITFO) represents the United States, its departments and agencies, and federal officials in both affirmative and defensive litigation in the United States Court of International Trade.  ITFO also handles appeals of the Court of International Trade decisions in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Matters within ITFO's area of responsibility include, among others:  importer challenges to U.S. Customs and Border Protection decisions concerning the classification and valuation of imported merchandise, and other questions arising under the tariff laws; Constitutional challenges to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, including Equal Protection violations involving gender and age discrimination; lawsuits relating to the interpretation and application of trade-related presidential proclamations, executive orders, international treaties and free trade agreements; disputes over the government's refusal to grant or the revocation of various licenses under the customs laws; and actions for the collection of duties and penalties under the customs laws.  The majority of these cases are reviewed de novo, although some may be reviewed on an administrative record. 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • These positions require frequent travel.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply section).
  • You may be required to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
  • Moving and Relocation Expenses are not authorized.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.

DUTIES:

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The ITFO seeks experienced attorneys to represent the United States in all aspects of "first chair" trial and appellate litigation.  At the trial stage, attorneys personally manage their own cases, conduct fact investigation, work with expert witnesses, serve and respond to written discovery, take and defend depositions, write all substantive and procedural briefs, conduct all aspects of any trial, and present oral argument in the United States Court of International Trade.  Attorneys also personally handle all aspects of appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, attorneys engage in settlement negotiations, and recommend settlements of litigation when appropriate.  In handling cases, attorneys work closely with counsel from Federal client agencies. 

 

The ITFO offers an energetic, collegial work environment that requires attorneys to exercise sound judgment at all times.  Attorneys must have excellent time-management skills and be willing to assume substantial responsibility.  Because ITFO attorneys appear in a court with nationwide jurisdiction, frequent travel is required. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must have graduated 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 one year of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-12 level; two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; 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 must have a strong interest in trial and appellate work, excellent writing and oral advocacy skills, and an exceptional academic background.  Judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable. 

 

 


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

 Your application will be evaluated by a reviewing panel. 

 

 


BENEFITS:

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Benefits:

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; situational 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:  https://www.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

Other Information:

 

You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed to this position.

 

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position.

 

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

 

For more information about the Civil Division visit the Justice Department web site at:  http://www.usdoj/civilindex.html

 

Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at:  http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

 

EEO Statement:

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample.  (10 to 20 pages)  If you are claiming veterans preference, you must also submit your DD-214, and/or other documentation that support your claim.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY OTHER DOCUMENTATION. 

 

You must  EMAIL your application to:  nyitfo.resumes-attorney@usdoj.gov 

Do not send applications to the Agency Contact. 

 

Please use 'Announcement #TA-NY-ITFO-2014-2' as your SUBJECT LINE.

 

You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement, Eastern Standard Time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  •  Cover Letter (Highlighting relevant experience)
  • Resume - Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position. 
  • Writing Sample (10 to 20 pages)
  • Veteran Preference documentation, if applicable. 

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Crystal Roy
Phone: (202)305-2718
Email: CRYSTAL.ROY@USDOJ.GOV
Agency Information:
Civil Division DOJ
PO BOX 14660
Ben Franklin Station
Washington, DC
20044

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

All qualified applications will be sent forward to the hiring official for review.  You will be contacted directly if an interview is desired. 

 

 


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Job Announcement Number:

TA-NY-ITFO-2014-2

Control Number:

374501200