Attorney-Advisor (Investigative Counsel)
The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants.
The position serves as a senior attorney in the Office of Investigative Counsel, which is in the Investigations Division of SIGTARP. The Division is responsible for conducting extremely sensitive, complex and often time-critical investigations of allegations of major high visibility civil and criminal violations and internal and external misconduct involving the Troubled Asset Relief program.
The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Fund has the authority to appoint highly qualified re-employed annuitants with a salary offset (reduction) waiver. Appointments may be permanent or temporary, not to exceed one year, which may be extended yearly. All re-employed annuitants serve at the will of the agency head and appointments do not confer tenure.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirements: You must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent; (2) be an active member in good standing of the bar in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia.
In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must also possess the requisite specialized experience. For this position, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty, complexity, and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Serving as a prosecutor investigating white collar fraud; OR
- Serving as counsel to law enforcement providing advice concerning white collar criminal investigations; OR
- Experience in the public and/or private sector directing white collar investigations.
Education Requirements: You must be a graduate of a law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
The education must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Requirements: The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
As an Attorney Advisor (Investigative Counsel), you will:
- Work with the Special Agents in Charge (SAC) of the field office and the Special Agents in conducting investigations of alleged civil and criminal violations of laws relating to the TARP programs. Work with investigative staff, providing legal experience and advice during both the planning and execution phases of investigations and be responsible for directing, coordinating, and reviewing work.
- Confer with and assist the Department of Justice and U. S. Attorneys throughout the United States in preparing information and evidence for civil and criminal trials.
- Consult on and develops complex multi-faceted investigative case plans with the SAC and the case agents.
- Provide legal guidance and investigative support to Special Agents in conducting investigations into breaches of ethics or laws involving TARP programs, including developing work plans to establish methodology of the investigation, identifying and questioning witnesses, gathering evidence, reviewing productions, assessing venue and jurisdiction, and drafting complaints and charging documents.
- As part of an investigative team, prepare presentation reports of complex investigations, as well as briefing memoranda for SIGTARP management. Prepare memoranda of fact and law, advising for or against prosecution in areas of concern to the office. Write memoranda of law, client correspondence, or notes after researching statutory and case law.