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    Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? If yes, then come and join the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

    The Division is seeking a managing attorney to serve as the Chief of the Appellate Section ("APP" or "Section"). The Section has primary responsibility for handling the Division's cases in the United States courts of appeals and, in cooperation with the Solicitor General, in the Supreme Court.

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    This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date from 8/14/2018 to 8/24/2018,

    As Chief, Appellate Section, the successful candidate:

    • Plans and directs a nationwide program to enforce federal civil rights laws through handling Division cases in the United States Courts of Appeals and, in cooperation with the Office of the Solicitor General, in the Supreme Court.
    • Recommends, based on input from chiefs, staff, litigating sections, and the general counsels of other agencies, whether appellate review in the Supreme Court or courts of appeals should be sought of adverse judicial decisions and whether the Division should seek to participate as amicus curiae in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, or state appellate courts.
    • Assesses the quality and content of all appellate briefs and oral arguments handled by the Division, to ensure that they are persuasive, supported by the facts and law, and consistent with Department policy and priorities.
    • Personally handles particularly sensitive, high-profile, or difficult civil rights appeals. Such cases often involve the establishment of legal precedents of great significance.
      Exercises management oversight of the Section, including setting enforcement priorities; supervises an office of approximately 25 full-time positions, including managers, trial attorneys, and professional administrative support staff.
    • Is responsible for overall management of personnel, litigative program development, budget, and other matters, and participates in the decisional process relating to these subjects. He or she supervises - both directly and through subordinate managers - the Section's attorneys and support personnel.
      Consults with and advises the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General. Coordinates with the Division's other Section Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs as appropriate.
    • Confers with the Office of the Solicitor General, as appropriate, regarding all important stages of appellate litigation.
    • Meets, coordinates, and fosters good working relationships with United States Attorneys' Offices, other Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) components, and other federal departments and regulatory agencies.
    • Coordinates with counsel for private litigants in cases in which the Government intervenes or participates as amicus curiae.
    • Serves as the reviewing official for attorney evaluations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

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