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Job Title:  Trial Attorney
Department:  Department Of Justice
Agency:  Offices, Boards and Divisions
Hiring Organization:  Antitrust Division
Job Announcement Number:  E14-08-U05

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$129,523.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 28, 2014 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types
3 vacancies in the following location:
New York, NY View Map
United States Citizens
Not Applicable


The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking highly qualified attorneys to serve as Trial Attorneys in the New York Field Office. The New York Office investigates and litigates criminal antitrust matters.  The Office handles criminal matters of national and international scope and serves as the Division's liaison with U.S. attorneys, state attorneys general, and other regional law enforcement agencies.  The Office also conducts civil investigations of anticompetitive conduct.

The Division’s criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid-rigging, price-fixing, bribery and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition.  Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance.  The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.


  • 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 a Trial Attorney in the New York Office, you will:

  • Coordinate national and international investigations and prosecutions with numerous investigative and regulatory and enforcement agencies.
  • Handle all aspects of “first chair” in the investigation and prosecution of bid-rigging, price-fixing, bribery, and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition.
  • Identify unexploited opportunities to target for criminal prosecution.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners at the U.S. Attorney Offices, other litigating components and offices, and federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Advise and instruct federal agents and prosecutors on complicated questions of law and Departmental policy as it relates to the Antitrust Division mission.
  • Advise and consult with the New York Office Chief, the Criminal Enforcement Director, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, the Assistant Attorney General, and others on the status of all cases and matters.
  • Provide antitrust training to other federal prosecutors, federal, state and local law enforcement, and international partners.


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Applicants must:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States;
  2. Possess a J.D. or equivalent 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. Possess experience in the investigation of potential federal civil or criminal antitrust and/or white collar criminal violations and litigation of such violations;
  4. Possess litigation experience, including criminal and/or civil cases.

**Familiarity with federal regulatory and investigative agencies and working knowledge of national and/or international financial markets is highly desirable.

  • 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 applicants 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.


Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed in 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 veteran's 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.

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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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 last 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. Click the following link to view and print the Assessment Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire:, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

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 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 to receive consideration. Please 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.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

  1. Your Résumé - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their 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.
  2. Cover Letter (highlighting relevant experience and a description of significant federal cases litigated and your role in them).
  3. Writing Sample/Brief (not to exceed 15 pages).
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    a. If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at
    b. If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
    c. If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.
  5. Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.


LaToya Outlaw
Phone: (202)514-2990
Agency Information:
Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Personnel Staff
450 5th Street NW
Suite 3100
Washington, DC


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

After extending a tentative job offer and receiving acceptance by the selectee, we will conduct an employment suitability/security background investigation to confirm that the selectee meets all requirements to fill the position. We expect to make a final job offer once all such reviews have been completed.

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