Attorney Adviser General

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Closes
Sep 30, 2017
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has oversight of the full scope of Department of State (Department) and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) programs and operations, including more than 75,000 employees and approximately 280 overseas missions and broadcasting networks, as well as the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission. The OIG utilizes investigations to combat and prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement that may constitute either criminal wrongdoing or a violation of Department or BBG regulations.

This position is located in the Office of General Counsel and will provide prosecution support to the Office of Investigations (INV) in furtherance of OIG criminal and civil investigations. INV has broad jurisdiction of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations within Department/BBG programs and operations, which includes activities that threaten the integrity of Department/BBG employees, programs, contracts, and grants. INV manages, supervises, coordinates, and conducts investigations of financial fraud, visa and passport fraud, false statements and claims, conflict of interest, embezzlement and theft, bribery and kickbacks, and other wrongdoing affecting Department/BBG programs, employees, contractors, grantees, lessees, or other persons and entities doing business with the Department/BBG.

The incumbent will be assigned/detailed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney to the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, VA.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - There may be limited travel less than 25%


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Copy of license to practice law.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants apply for this position must meet the following requirements to be eligible for further consideration:

    Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with a J.D. or LL.B.

    Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Experience required to qualify for the GS-14 position: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal Service, which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

    The specialized experience must have been gained after admission to the bar. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    • Experience with assisting in the planning, designing, and carrying out of criminal and civil prosecutions.
    • Experience with presenting to Federal grand juries and preparing and trying criminal and civil cases.
    • Experience with reviewing evidence to determine prosecutorial merit for investigations.
    Experience required to qualify for the GS-15 position: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Service, which provided you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

    The specialized experience must have been gained after admission to the bar. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
    • Experience with planning, designing, and carrying out criminal and civil prosecutions.
    • Experience with presenting to Federal grand juries and preparing and trying criminal and civil cases.
    • Experience with reviewing evidence to determine prosecutorial merit for investigations.

    This is an excepted service position covered under CFR 213.104 and subpart C, 213.3101 and 213.3102 (Schedule A).

    SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is 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.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8163 or reasonableaccommodations@state.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of State considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor in the hiring process.

    For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the qualifications for this position, specifically, the education and specialized experience requirements. Applicants will not be rated or ranked. All applicants that are verified to meet the required qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.

    Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position as defined below:

    • Ability to manage prosecution teams and investigative support staff in criminal and civil matters.
    • Ability to plan, design, and carry out criminal and civil prosecutions.
    • Ability to develop prosecution theories and methodology to organize and present facts to Federal grand juries and empaneled juries.
    • Skill in oral and written communication in order to prepare and try criminal and civil cases, present matters to Federal grand juries, and prepare legal documents.
    Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.

    Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement.

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