Director of Civil Enforcement

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 18, 2022
Closes
Jun 26, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Director of Civil Enforcement is responsible, with the PDAAG and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General (DAAGs), for directly supervising the investigation and litigation activities of all civil matters by the Division's litigating sections. These matters involve large staffs and may require coordination with other federal agencies and state law enforcement offices.

As Director of Civil Enforcement, responsibilities will include:
  • Directs and supervises complex civil investigations and litigation, working with the civil managers and case teams.
  • Provides leadership, direction, oversight, coordination, and advice on investigative and litigative strategies and techniques to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff.
  • Handles appeals in proceedings of the greatest significance in terms of the impact upon the nation's economy and the issues to be resolved.
  • Manages and directs the Division's civil merger and non-merger enforcement program and the investigation and prosecution of violations under the federal antitrust laws. The primary activities include managing the review of premerger filings, the evaluation of proposed mergers for harmful effects on competition in relevant markets, the investigation of potentially anti-competitive civil non-merger conduct, and the prosecution of violations of the antitrust laws.
  • Supervises the chiefs of the Division's civil sections and the Chief of the Premerger and Division Statistics Unit in advancing the case work and policy initiatives of the Division's Civil Program. Consults on a continuing basis with other supervisory officials across the Division to establish and maintain consistent and effective implementation of overall policies and objectives as approved by the AAG.
  • Reviews all requests for authority to conduct investigations, issue civil investigative demands, and request preliminary inquiries, as well as requests for the termination of investigations.
  • Reviews pleadings, motions, briefs, and other legal documents and has the authority to approve or disapprove the contents thereof.
  • Assigns all civil investigations and cases and other civil matters to civil litigating sections, assigns professional personnel among these offices, and provides staff and other assistance as may be required in the prosecution of cases or matters assigned to these offices.
  • Serves as an advisor to the AAG and contributes to the formulation of antitrust policy through participation in discussions involving top officials of the Department, other agencies, and foreign antitrust enforcers.
  • Serves as a litigation consultant for trial teams preparing for trial and at trial, including participating in moot court sessions of direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Interested applicants must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
  • Be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia; and
  • Be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.
Please Note: A background Investigation and drug testing are required, if selected.

Qualifications

You will be evaluated on all of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): Your responses to the MTQs should be submitted in one document that includes separate narrative statements addressing each of the 3 MTQs (NOT TO EXCEED 2 PAGES PER MTQ, 6 PAGES TOTAL).

MTQ1: Legal experience involving antitrust enforcement cases at the national or international level.

MTQ2: Experience developing and implementing policy on issues of complex antitrust merger and non-merger enforcement.

MTQ3: Demonstrated experience serving as a spokesperson for a competition agency/organization and interacting with Federal regulatory and legislative agencies, Congress, or international competition agencies.

The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.

In addition, you will also be evaluated on all of the following ECQs: Your responses to the ECQs should be submitted in one document that includes separate narrative statements addressing each of the 5 ECQs (NOT TO EXCEED 2 PAGES PER ECQ, 10 PAGES TOTAL).

ECQ1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp .

Please refer to OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications for more detailed information.

Education

J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Additional information

  • Selectee will be required to file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System, or be exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
  • All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.
  • The position requires that the incumbent participate in occasional travel, both domestic and international.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit 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. 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.