Job Title: Trial Attorney (Sch A. & 30% Disabled Veterans) Job Announcement Number: 14-CRM-JG-002
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization: Criminal Division
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Thursday, July 17, 2014 to
Thursday, July 31, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Open to U.S. Citizens Eligible under Schedule A or 30% disabled veterans
To be eligible for this announcement you must be eligible to be hired under the Schedule A for people with disabilites or 30% or more disabled veteran. For questions about eligibility please follow the below links or contact HR.
This announcement is not for a specific job. The goal of the announcement is to create a pool of applicants available for non-competitive hire for several upcoming vacancies. If you have any questions, please contact HR.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) mission to enforce the law, and to defend the interests of the United States and its citizens in accordance with the law, is carried out by approximately 104,000 talented and diverse men and women, working in 40 separate component organizations and in numerous and varied law enforcement, legal, and administrative mission-critical occupations. DOJ leads the Nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. With such an important mission to achieve, it is critical for DOJ to recruit a highly-skilled workforce. Become a member of our team, where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.
Consider joining the DOJ Criminal Division. One of seven litigating Divisions in the Department, the Criminal Division investigates and prosecutes complex criminal matters and assists the 93 United States Attorney Offices in investigations, trials, and appeals. In addition to its direct litigation responsibilites, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance in sensitive areas of law enforcement; advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and provides leadership for coordinating international as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement matters.
- Occasional Travel
- Section Specific
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation
- You may be required to take a drug test.
- You must be eligible to be hired under Sch. A or 30% disabled veteran.
DUTIES:Back to top
This vacancy covers multiple Sections within the Criminal Division and the duties may vary depending on Section.
As a Trial Attorney, your duties may include:
- Partnering with US Attorneys and attorneys in other federal law enforcement agencies in the development and management of criminal prosecutions.
- Advises and renders assistance in the preparation, critical examination and review of pleadings and in preparation of trial briefs.
- Represents the United States in direct negotiations and discussions with State, county, and city officials throughout the country, lawyers, and high level officials in some of the largest corporations in the United States.
- Participates in discussions with opposing counsel for defendants and in the formulation of settlements often having far-reaching legal consequences.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of a bar (any U.S. jurisdiction).
Grade Specific Qualifications:
- To qualify at the GS-14 level, applicants must have at least two and a half (2.5) years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
- To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least four (4) years of post-J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs, and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.
To apply under this announcement, you must be an individual with an intellectual disability, a severe physical disability, or a psychiatric disability. If you are offered a position, you must be able to provide proof of your disability. Acceptable proof is appropriate documentation (e.g., records, statements, or other appropriate information) issued by:
1) A licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (State or private); OR
2) A licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); OR
3) A Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits (e.g., Social Security Administration).
A veteran eligible under a non-competitive appointment: 30% or more disabled Veterans - Please read the guidance provided in the Vet Guide about special hiring authorities for Veterans - http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). 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.DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the competencies you possess that are directly related to the duties of the position being filled. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates referred to the selecting official.