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Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief)

  • ... Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 191900 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 04, 2024       Expires on: Mar 20, 2024

Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief)   

JOB TITLE:

Supervisory Trial Attorney (Deputy Chief)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Washington District of Columbia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

The incumbent of this position will report directly to the Section Chief and will be responsible for duties including but not limited to:
  • assisting the Chief and working collaboratively with other Section managers to handle all aspects of Section management, including supervising, training, and evaluating staff;
  • assisting the Section Chief in developing enforcement policies, strategies, and priorities;
  • conducting outreach to public interest and non-governmental civil rights organizations; and
  • organizing and conducting training programs as appropriate

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.
    S.
    Citizen or National
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service.
    If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • You may be required to complete a pre-employment security screening to initiate your background investigation, which includes a drug screening.
    Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion and adjudication of your investigation.
  • You must have a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • DOJ uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
    Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, by visiting www.
    e-verify.
    gov/.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • A one- or two-year probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.
D.
from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction) and must have at least five years of post-J.
D.
work experience.
Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the work of the section or substantially similar laws, rules, and regulations; written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references.
In addition, applicants must have the ability to motivate and engage employees; the skill to build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency; the assertiveness to drive outcomes and overcome adversity; the capacity to create a culture of clear accountability; and the integrity to make decisions based solely on merit.


Preferred Qualifications:

The following demonstrated qualifications are preferred but not required: substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the work of the section, Judicial clerkships (especially in federal court), law review, moot court, clinical experience, and skill and experience working cooperatively and productively with a range of people, such as charging parties, witnesses, respondents, disadvantaged or disenfranchised groups, opposing counsel, judicial or administrative officials, advocacy groups, law enforcement personnel, and the staff of other federal or state governmental agencies, are also preferred.

Education

You must have a J.
D.
degree.

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity: The DOJ is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor.
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.
For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements.
Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.
F.
R.
213.
3102(u)) hiring authority.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department's Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position.
See list of DPOCs.

Suitability and Citizenship: 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.
Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.
usajobs.
gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/).
Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.
S.
citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.
S.
Trustee's Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.
S.
citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations.
However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.
S.
citizens is 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.
All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement.
Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years.
The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive.
Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement.
This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.


The Division's telework policy requires employees to be in the office at least four (4) days per pay period, or as required by the Division's policy.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be evaluated based on interview performance, the qualifications set forth above, and other job-related skills, experience and qualifications consistent with merit system principles applicable to hiring for career positions with the Department of Justice.


Evaluation Method: Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist to ensure you meet all job requirements.
A hiring committee will review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview.
You will be notified if selected for an interview.


Veterans: 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 veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.
g.
, the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions.
Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.
opm.
gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.
pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s).
Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that their retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that they were transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required for your application to be complete.
    Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc.
    Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted.
    Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
    For additional information on uploading documents in USAJobs, please refer to this link: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/upload/.

    • Cover Letter - Letter should highlight relevant knowledge and experience, including any preferred qualifications.
    • 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.
      Additionally, your resume must include the following information for each job listed: month and year, start/end dates (e.
      g.
      June 2007 to April 2008), and full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
    • Law School Transcripts - Submit a copy of your law school transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable).
      Applicants must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
      Current DOJ Attorneys are not required to submit a copy of their transcripts.
    • Writing Sample - A brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product.
      (No more than 10 pages)
    • Assessment Questionnaire (you will be prompted to complete this when you apply online).
    • Schedule A Documentation (if applicable) - Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.
      3102 (u).
      This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation.
      If you are selected and your Schedule A letter is more than three years old, you will be asked to provide an updated letter.
      See "Sample" Letter.
    • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach an SF-50.
      The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.
      If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character 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 www.
      archives.
      gov/veterans.
    • 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.
    • 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 http://www.
      opm.
      gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.
      pdf 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 http://www.
      ebenefits.
      va.
      gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
    Failure to provide the applicable required documents could possibly result in losing consideration for this vacancy.
    If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.
    Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.
    It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and all required documents are submitted prior to the closing date.

    We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

    All materials must be received by 02/26/2024 to be considered for this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.


    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/26/2024 to receive consideration.
    To begin, click "Apply" to access the online application.


    You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.
    If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.


    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package.
    You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted.
    Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.


    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position.
    Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.


    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen.
    The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.


    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Reasonable Accommodations: 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.


    The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement.
    Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.


    Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.
    C.
    area attractions.
    Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available.


    Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

    Agency contact information

    Colby Shearer

    Email

    colby.
    shearer2@usdoj.
    gov

    Address

    Civil Rights Division
    950 Pennsylvania Ave.
    NW

    Washington, DC 20530
    US

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email.
    Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position.
    After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your application to be complete.
Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc.
Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted.
Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
For additional information on uploading documents in USAJobs, please refer to this link: https://www.
usajobs.
gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/upload/.

  • Cover Letter - Letter should highlight relevant knowledge and experience, including any preferred qualifications.
  • 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.
    Additionally, your resume must include the following information for each job listed: month and year, start/end dates (e.
    g.
    June 2007 to April 2008), and full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
  • Law School Transcripts - Submit a copy of your law school transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable).
    Applicants must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.
    Current DOJ Attorneys are not required to submit a copy of their transcripts.
  • Writing Sample - A brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product.
    (No more than 10 pages)
  • Assessment Questionnaire (you will be prompted to complete this when you apply online).
  • Schedule A Documentation (if applicable) - Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.
    3102 (u).
    This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation.
    If you are selected and your Schedule A letter is more than three years old, you will be asked to provide an updated letter.
    See "Sample" Letter.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach an SF-50.
    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.
    If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
  • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character 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 www.
    archives.
    gov/veterans.
  • 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.
  • 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 http://www.
    opm.
    gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.
    pdf 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 http://www.
    ebenefits.
    va.
    gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
Failure to provide the applicable required documents could possibly result in losing consideration for this vacancy.
If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc.
Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and all required documents are submitted prior to the closing date.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

All materials must be received by 02/26/2024 to be considered for this announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

  • Veterans

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 04, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

191900 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707370495-b8053f3c86ba82a3ecf0e66f8f22daa2

LOCATION:

District of Columbia United States

CITY:

Washington

Job Origin:

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Duties

The incumbent of this position will report directly to the Section Chief and will be responsible for duties including but not limited to:
  • assisting the Chief and working collaboratively with other Section managers to handle all aspects of Section management, including supervising, training, and evaluating staff;
  • assisting the Section Chief in developing enforcement policies, strategies, and priorities;
  • conducting outreach to public interest and non-governmental civil rights organizations; and
  • organizing and conducting training programs as appropriate

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • You may be required to complete a pre-employment security screening to initiate your background investigation, which includes a drug screening. Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion and adjudication of your investigation.
  • You must have a JD degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • DOJ uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, by visiting www.e-verify.gov/.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • A one- or two-year probationary period may be required.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction) and must have at least five years of post-J.D. work experience. Applicants also must have strong, demonstrated qualifications in the following areas: academic achievement; substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the work of the section or substantially similar laws, rules, and regulations; written and oral communication skills; the ability to analyze complex issues; skill and experience working collaboratively and productively with others; organizational skills; professional judgment; initiative; and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment. In addition, applicants must have outstanding professional references. In addition, applicants must have the ability to motivate and engage employees; the skill to build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency; the assertiveness to drive outcomes and overcome adversity; the capacity to create a culture of clear accountability; and the integrity to make decisions based solely on merit.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following demonstrated qualifications are preferred but not required: substantive knowledge and expertise in the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to the work of the section, Judicial clerkships (especially in federal court), law review, moot court, clinical experience, and skill and experience working cooperatively and productively with a range of people, such as charging parties, witnesses, respondents, disadvantaged or disenfranchised groups, opposing counsel, judicial or administrative officials, advocacy groups, law enforcement personnel, and the staff of other federal or state governmental agencies, are also preferred.

Education

You must have a J.D. degree.

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity: The DOJ is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex - including gender identity, sexual orientation, or pregnancy status - or because of age (over 40), physical or mental disability, protected genetic information, parental status, marital status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit based factor. 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. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.

Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department's Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.

Suitability and Citizenship: 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. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee's Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is 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. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.

The Division's telework policy requires employees to be in the office at least four (4) days per pay period, or as required by the Division's policy.


  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be evaluated based on interview performance, the qualifications set forth above, and other job-related skills, experience and qualifications consistent with merit system principles applicable to hiring for career positions with the Department of Justice.

Evaluation Method: Once your complete application package is received, it will be reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist to ensure you meet all job requirements. A hiring committee will review all qualified applicants and make recommendations for invitation to interview. You will be notified if selected for an interview.

Veterans: 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 veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that their retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that they were transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required for your application to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. For additional information on uploading documents in USAJobs, please refer to this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/upload/.

    • Cover Letter - Letter should highlight relevant knowledge and experience, including any preferred qualifications.
    • 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. Additionally, your resume must include the following information for each job listed: month and year, start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), and full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
    • Law School Transcripts - Submit a copy of your law school transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable). Applicants must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Current DOJ Attorneys are not required to submit a copy of their transcripts.
    • Writing Sample - A brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product. (No more than 10 pages)
    • Assessment Questionnaire (you will be prompted to complete this when you apply online).
    • Schedule A Documentation (if applicable) - Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation. If you are selected and your Schedule A letter is more than three years old, you will be asked to provide an updated letter. See "Sample" Letter.
    • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach an SF-50. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
    • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
    • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character 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 www.archives.gov/veterans.
    • 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.
    • 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 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 http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
    Failure to provide the applicable required documents could possibly result in losing consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and all required documents are submitted prior to the closing date.

    We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

    All materials must be received by 02/26/2024 to be considered for this announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/26/2024 to receive consideration. To begin, click "Apply" to access the online application.

    You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

    You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Reasonable Accommodations: 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.

    The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

    Division offices are near metro transportation systems or other public transportation, and are conveniently accessible to restaurants, museums and other D.C. area attractions. Most jobs in the Division offer alternative work schedules and other family friendly opportunities are available.

    Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

    Agency contact information

    Colby Shearer

    Email

    colby.shearer2@usdoj.gov

    Address

    Civil Rights Division
    950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    Washington, DC 20530
    US

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your application to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in mail service, your system failure or downtime, etc. Encrypted and digitally signed documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration. For additional information on uploading documents in USAJobs, please refer to this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/upload/.

  • Cover Letter - Letter should highlight relevant knowledge and experience, including any preferred qualifications.
  • 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. Additionally, your resume must include the following information for each job listed: month and year, start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), and full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week).
  • Law School Transcripts - Submit a copy of your law school transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable). Applicants must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. Current DOJ Attorneys are not required to submit a copy of their transcripts.
  • Writing Sample - A brief or comparable analytic legal exposition that is your work product. (No more than 10 pages)
  • Assessment Questionnaire (you will be prompted to complete this when you apply online).
  • Schedule A Documentation (if applicable) - Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). This letter must be separate from any Veterans Preference documentation. If you are selected and your Schedule A letter is more than three years old, you will be asked to provide an updated letter. See "Sample" Letter.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees (if applicable) - please note on your resume and attach an SF-50. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
  • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character 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 www.archives.gov/veterans.
  • 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.
  • 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 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 http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
Failure to provide the applicable required documents could possibly result in losing consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and all required documents are submitted prior to the closing date.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

All materials must be received by 02/26/2024 to be considered for this announcement.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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This job is open to

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

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