Trial Attorney

Washington D.C.
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 18, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take and successfully clear a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package by closing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by closing.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for the selective service (see
  • Applicants must:
    1. Be a citizen of the United States;
    2. Possess a J.D. or equivalent degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post-J.D. experience to qualify for a GS-13, and 4 years of post-J.D. experience to qualify for the GS-14/15;
    3. Have outstanding academic and profession qualifications, excellent written and oral communication skills, and analytical ability;
    4. Experience representing the United States in appeals from criminal enforcement actions, particularly white collar cases, is highly desirable;
    5. Experience with antirust law, economics, intellectual property law, or administrative law also preferred.

    Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.

    The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. 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.

    It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by- case basis.

    The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.

    This is a non supervisory position outside the bargaining unit.

    This appointment is in the Excepted Service, and is subject to a one-year trial period in accordance with 5 CFR 316.304.

    Applicants must submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience and a description of significant federal cases litigated, and your role in them), a resume, and a writing sample/brief (not to exceed 15 pages). If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months, or if none exists, a statement to that effect, and a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

    If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Office of Personnel at or 202-514-2469 to obtain an alternative application.

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

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    Drug test required Yes

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