Job Title: Trial Attorney - International Trade Field Office/NYJob Announcement Number: TA-NY-ITFO-2014-2
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization: CLB - International Trade Field Office - New York
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/ Per Year
Thursday, July 3, 2014 to
Thursday, July 17, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
New York, NY View Map
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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.
- 25% or Greater
- These positions require frequent travel.
- 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:Back to top
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:Back to top
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.