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    Capital Case Section (CCS) attorneys advise and participate in capital prosecutions with the United States Attorney's Offices, including acting as co-counsel. CCS provides guidance and training on all death penalty matters including appeals, and the pre-trial and trial process. CCS attorneys also advise the Attorney General's Review Committee on Capital Cases on recommending whether to seek the death penalty in eligible cases and provide advice to senior DOJ staff on policy matters.

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    Applicants from 18-CRM-CCS-033 are still under consideration. If you applied to 18-CRM-CCS-033 there is no need to re-apply.

    The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice is seeking qualified, experienced trial attorneys in the Capital Case Section (CCS) located in Washington, DC.

    As a Trial Attorney, the incumbent:

    • Conducts analysis of new cases received from the United States Attorneys' Offices and Department components charging a crime punishable by death. Section attorneys advise the Attorney General's Capital Case Review Committee in its factual and legal evaluation of cases submitted to the Department for review regarding whether the death penalty should be sought in each capital-eligible case.
    • Litigates all phases of federal capital cases, including pre-trial litigation, guidance in selecting death qualified juries, and helps construct penalty phase evidentiary presentations. Section attorneys act as co-counsel in federal capital trials, assisting with the preparation of capital-eligible cases for Department review, providing guidance on death penalty related aspects of the pre-trial and trial process.
    • Provides training on the Department's capital case litigation. Section attorneys provide legal, procedural, and policy guidance to United States Attorneys' Offices and Department components handling capital investigations and prosecutions.
    • In collaboration with United States Attorneys' Offices, Section attorneys advise in the preparation of legal memoranda, such as proposed legislation, amendments, regulations, testimony, briefing materials, public statements, and correspondence on capital punishment issues.
    • Collects and maintains trial and appellate materials related to federal capital prosecutions. Section attorneys partner with USAOs in the development and management of current information and materials which act as a resources center for capital prosecutors.
    • Assists in the development of Department policies and procedures related to federal capital prosecutions.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional domestic travel with periods of significant travel often required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512317500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.