National Criminal Discovery Coordinator

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District of Columbia, D.C
Mar 16, 2023
Mar 24, 2023
Program Manager
Full Time

The National Criminal Discovery Coordinator is responsible for criminal discovery training, oversight, advising, and capability development and representing the Department with the judiciary and interagency partners on policies and rules relating to discovery. The incumbent advises the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) on issues relating to the discovery responsibilities, including development of Department policies relating to discovery and Department positions on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing the development of a curriculum on discovery responsibilities and implementing the training for that curriculum for new and experienced prosecutors, including annual training for experienced prosecutors.
  • Managing the development of a curriculum on discovery responsibilities and implementing training for law enforcement agencies and paralegals.
  • In coordination with Department components and law enforcement agencies and other law enforcement partners, providing oversight in the development of best practices relating to the collection of electronic evidence, including best practices related to search warrants and subpoenas for electronic evidence; developing of best practices relating to electronic evidence review, analysis and production, including the review of case information management software.
  • Ensuring continued availability and currency of a web-based repository accessible to all federal prosecutors containing information on discovery responsibilities, available training material, sample briefs and motions, training opportunities, and other appropriate information, and developing new web-based assistance for prosecutors on discovery issues.
  • In coordination with the Office of the Chief Information Officer/Justice Management Division (OCIO/JMD), overseeing the development of protocols and procedures for the preservation, collection, and maintenance of electronic evidence from government agencies involved in criminal investigations; designing, developing and implementing a web based repository accessible to all federal prosecutors containing information on electronic evidence policies, guidance, training, and other appropriate information.
  • Engaging and collaborating with various courts and the defense bar regarding the discovery responsibilities by participating in conferences and seminars as a speaker and/or panelist and participating in discussions with the court regarding policy development.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of and updating of the Department's "Blue Book" on Federal Criminal Discovery.
  • Providing guidance to the United States Attorneys' Offices and Department litigating components on discovery responsibilities.
  • Representing the Department and the ODAG in interagency meetings, and policy working groups on policies relating to discovery and Department positions on proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check for the security level designated for this position.
  • You will be required to undergo a drug screening and obtain favorable results prior to being appointed.
  • You may be subject to a one-year probationary period effective from the date in which you are appointed.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • You must meet all minimum qualifications to be deemed eligible. Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Note regarding COVID-19: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. The applicant must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) within their resume. Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed/embedded within your resume not to exceed seven (7) pages.

    We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the National Criminal Discovery Coordinator. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

    MTQ 1: Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of training programs, procedural guidelines and/or policies of the discovery process during criminal litigation. This includes both traditional and electronic discovery.

    MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience in serving as a technical advisor and counsel on the discovery process in criminal litigation to high level officials, such as those in federal, state, and local government; the Judiciary; and/or private/nonprofit law firms.

    Additionally, your demonstrated leadership ability and the evidence of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be clearly shown in your resume. A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

    Note: Applicants who have completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application. Candidates must still satisfy the MTQs of the position.

    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.

    Please refer to OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications for more detailed information. . Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at .

    **Please be advised for individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time, you will not have to submit a separate ECQ narrative at this phase in the application process. If you are selected for the position once the Executive Review Board (ERB) and Interviews have concluded, then you will need to provide the separate ECQs not-to-exceed 10 pages per the OPM requirements for Case Documentation under Criterion A-Resume Based Qualifications Review Board (QRB) submission. **


    Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association, have at least 5 years of relevant post-J.D. experience, and be an active member of the bar in good standing a state, U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. IMPORTANT: Applicants are responsible for citing J.D. and bar membership information (institution name, state(s) for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes.

    Additional information

    DIVERSITY STATEMENT: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

    EEO Policy Statement
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: .

    Reasonable Accommodation
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Veterans' Preference
    Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number may be requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.
    • Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
    • Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    • False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.