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Job Title:  Attorney Advisor
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Job Announcement Number:  E14-07-U05

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$106,263.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 14, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to serve as an Attorney Advisor with the Legal Policy Section. The Legal Policy Section is responsible for the following: providing analyses of complex antitrust matters; advising on a wide range of civil and criminal antitrust policy issues, including intellectual property antitrust issues; developing, submitting to Congress, and supporting the Division’s legislative program; coordinating with state attorneys general; and short- and long-range planning of projects and programs of special interest to the Assistant Attorney General.

The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to provide authoritative advice on all policy and legal issues to Division staff and Front Office.  This individual will work in the Legal Policy Section in Washington, DC. 


  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic and International travel may be required.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is required to be considered for this position.
  • Background Investigation and Drug Testing required if selected.


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As an Attorney Advisor in the Legal Policy Section,responsibilities include: providing authoritative advice on all policy and legal issues to Division staff and Front Office, working with and providing advice to the Division’s litigating sections on investigations and litigations, and working on congressional, interagency and international matters involving competition.  Work may also involve assignments on other Division matters.  The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.


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Applicants must:

1)         Be a citizen of the United States;

2)         Possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least four years of post-J.D. experience;

            3)         Have superior writing, editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

            4)         Possess substantial familiarity with competition law and policy.


A background in economics, intellectual property litigation, or a judicial clerkship is beneficial.   

If selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide a list of references.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.


There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.


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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; 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, .


Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. 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.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All male applications born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for the selective service (See ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.

This is a non-supervisory, excepted service position outside of the bargaining unit.


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Applications under this announcement will be accepted until Monday, August 11, 2014. As positions become available, applications received by the end of each week will receive consideration for those vacancies. To receive consideration under this announcement, please reference E14-07-U05, all application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.


For additional information about positions with the Division, please contact:  

Marvin Tyler

Phone: (202) 514-2469


Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume with description of significant federal cases litigated and your role in them, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect and a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). 

If you are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1.     To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the

        required information. The Vacancy ID is 1161621.

2.     Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, August 11, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.  

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application.



Marvin A. Tyler Jr
Phone: (202)514-2469
Agency Information:
Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Personnel Staff
450 5th Street NW
Suite 3100
Washington, DC


Applications under this announcement will be accepted until Monday, August 11, 2014. To receive consideration under this announcement, all application packages MUST be submitted and received by the final closing date.

Once a completed application is received, the Antitrust Division will conduct an evaluation of qualifications and rank the application in comparison to those received. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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