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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 Criminal Section (http://www.justice.gov/crt/criminal-section) ("CRM" or "Section"). The Section enforces federal criminal civil rights statutes by conducting grand jury investigations and criminal trials in federal district courts throughout the nation.

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

    As Chief, Criminal Section, the successful candidate:

    • Manages the Section, setting national federal civil rights prosecution priorities, and supervises an office of over 80 positions, including managers, trial attorneys, and professional administrative support staff. Coordinates and builds coalitions with law enforcement partners (FBI, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Labor, Department of State, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and local agencies), Human Trafficking Task Forces, United States Attorney Offices, and non-governmental groups. Manages national civil rights training program that provides civil rights skills trainings to thousands of law enforcement officers.
    • Conducts, supervises, and reviews the enforcement of federal criminal civil rights and related statutes. Investigates and prosecutes persons for violations of federal criminal statutes, including civil rights violations under color of law, human trafficking, hate crimes, conspiracies, and related crimes such as obstruction, false statements, and immigration and visa crimes.
    • Supervises preparation of each aspect of cases including the investigation, records analysis, drafting and filing of indictment and information, plea negotiations, trial, and sentencing of the case; timely directs strategy and planning.
    • Consults and advises, sometimes on an emergency basis, with the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, and the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, reporting on the immediate status of civil rights matters involving criminal violations; advises and consults with the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and Deputy Assistant Attorney Generals; coordinates with other litigation section chiefs and United States Attorneys; and functions or confers closely with the public (and their delegations), law enforcement agencies and boards, et al.
    • Authorizes and supervises prosecution of cases by United States Attorneys, including filing of indictment and information, trial and appellate proceedings, post-trial collateral attacks on convictions, and the like.
    • May be required to personally present evidence to the grand jury on cases of national and in some cases international importance. Personally may direct the preparation and trial of important cases.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505870500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.