Trial Attorney

Washington D.C.
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Domestic and international travel may be required for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required 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
  • To qualify, an applicant must:
    1. Be a citizen of the United States;
    2. Possess a J.D. or equivalent degree, be an active member in good standing of a bar in any U.S. jurisdiction, and have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-12 level, one and a half years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-13 level, two and a half years of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-14 level, and/or four years of post-J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level;
    3. Have strong antitrust and/or litigation experience; and
    4. Demonstrate excellent writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills

    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.

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

    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.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:

    • Your Résumé - applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume. Applicants are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show the possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    • Cover Letter (highlighting relevant experience and a description of significant federal employment law cases litigated, and your role in them). Please Note: Candidates should indicate their location preference in their cover letter or resume.
    • Writing Sample/Brief (not to exceed 15 pages).
    • Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable):
      • If you are a discharged, non-disabled veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at
      • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, and 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
      • If you are a disabled veteran, Purple Heart recipient, or mother or spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a completed SF-15 and all additional proof required by the SF-15, as applicable. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.
    • Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Schedule A disability letter, Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.

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    Drug test required Yes

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