Attorney Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 29, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to work on Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act issues and other policy matters. This individual will work in the Competition Policy & Advocacy (CPA) Section in Washington, DC.
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Responsibilities

Responsibilities include providing authoritative advice on all HSR policy and legal issues to the Front Office and Division staff and working with the FTC on all HSR rulemakings and enforcement actions under the HSR Act. Work also will involve assignments on other Division policy matters, including various competition advocacy and legislative projects. The attorney hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.

Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, a writing sample may be requested of individuals identified as best qualified, to be forwarded to the selecting official along with your application package, upon referral. Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal federal government mailing systems are in violation of agency and postal regulations and will not be accepted.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizenship to be considered for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • 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 http://www.sss.gov/). If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration.
  • 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.


Qualifications

Applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least two and a half years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-14 level and four years of post J.D. legal experience to qualify at the GS-15 level;
  • Have strong writing, editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; and
  • Possess substantial familiarity with merger law and policy and have a strong interest in the HSR Act and Rules.


  • Education

    Additional information

    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 ATR.personnel@usdoj.gov or 202-514-2469 to obtain an alternative application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 www.archives.gov/veterans.
      • 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 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 http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ 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.


    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
  • Cover Letter (highlighting relevant experience and a description of significant federal cases litigated, to include your role in them).
  • 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.
  • 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 www.archives.gov/veterans.
    • 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf 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 http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
  • Documentation of eligibility for special hiring authorities (if applicable) to prove appointment eligibility. Examples include: Peace Corps volunteer letter, military spouse hiring authority documentation, etc.


  • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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