Trial Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 11, 2017
Closes
Jul 27, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Fraud Section, comprising over 160 federal prosecutors, investigates and prosecutes complex, multi-district and international white-collar criminal cases throughout the country and implements and coordinates the Department's fraud enforcement policy. Fraud Section cases include corporate, securities and investment fraud; mass marketing fraud; mortgage fraud; procurement and government program fraud; foreign bribery (the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act); health care fraud; and other complex white-collar criminal schemes. The Fraud Section is composed of four subject matter units: Health Care Fraud; Securities and Financial Fraud; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and Strategy, Policy & Training. Open positions are located in the Health Care Fraud Unit. The promotion potential is GS-15.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • 25% or Greater
  • Domestic travel is required.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, 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 an active member of the bar in good standing.

    Grade Specific Qualifications:

    • To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least two and a half (2.5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs, and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
    • To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.
    Preferred Qualifications for Strike Force Attorneys:
    • Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
    • Knowledge of white collar criminal litigation.
    • Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases.
    • Experience in U.S. District Court or state court.
    • Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations.
    • Experience with the federal judiciary.
    • Experience with healthcare fraud, either civil or criminal.
    Additional Preferred Qualifications for Corporate Strike Force Attorneys:
    • Experience handling complex white-collar and corporate criminal cases, including health care fraud, Anti-Kickback Statute, bribery and corruption, or securities and financial fraud litigation.
    • Experience handling parallel proceedings (i.e., federal False Claims Act litigation, SEC enforcement actions).
    • Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations, as well as individuals.

    EDUCATION:

    A J.D. Degree.

    Other Requirements:

    • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
    • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see http://www.sss.gov). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
    • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Other


    DUTIES:

    The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking qualified, experienced attorneys for two year renewable term positions in the Fraud Section's Health Care Fraud (HCF) Unit's Strike Forces based in Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Brooklyn, New York; Houston, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; New Orleans, Louisiana; Detroit, Michigan; and Los Angeles, California, and also for positions in the HCF Unit's Corporate Strike Force based in Washington, DC. The incumbent will serve as a Trial Attorney in the Health Care Fraud Unit and, as such, will independently direct, conduct, and monitor investigations, prepare for and conduct trials, and advise on pleadings and other court filings. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a two-year commitment to the Fraud Section.

    Generally, as a Trial Attorney in the HCF Unit, the incumbent:

    • Handles the development and management of HCF prosecutions.
    • Engages in all phases of investigation and litigation, including, but not limited to, the use of grand jury, advising federal law enforcement agents, preparing appropriate pleadings, and litigating motions and trials before U.S. District Courts across the country.
    • Makes charging decisions and proposes dispositions with regard to assigned cases.
    • In collaboration with unit managers, develops and maintains the Section's program to foster effective national investigation and prosecution of HCF violations, including advising on strategy and legal complexities, and developing litigation priorities, policy and legislative recommendations.