Counsel for Professional Responsibility

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) was established by order of the Attorney General to ensure DOJ attorneys and law enforcement personnel perform their duties in accordance with the highest professional standards expected of the nation's principal law enforcement agency.
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Responsibilities

The Counsel for Professional Responsibility reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General.

Under the Counsel's direction, OPR attorneys review allegations of attorney misconduct involving violations of any standard imposed by law, applicable rules of professional misconduct, or Departmental policy.

The office investigates allegations of misconduct against Department law enforcement personnel that relates to allegations of attorney misconduct within the jurisdiction of OPR.

When warranted, under the supervision of the Counsel, OPR conducts full investigations of such allegations, and reports its findings and conclusions to the Deputy Attorney General and other appropriate Department of Justice officials.

The incumbent is also responsible for management the Department's relationships with state bar disciplinary organizations, and identifying significant trends in allegations of attorney misconduct.

The incumbent provides recommendations to the Deputy Attorney General on necessary changes in policies or procedures that become evident during the course of internal inquiries review or initiated by the office.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • We must receive your application by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the closing date.
  • You must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered eligible.
  • You must receive written notification that your application was received.
  • This is a resume-only application. The Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be addressed within the resume, not-to-exceed seven (7) pages.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position.
  • Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance-- (Candidate must be able to obtain the required security clearance).


Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. The applicant must address the MTQs and ECQs within their resume. Resumes may not exceed seven pages.

Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at http://
www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf.

We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Counsel for Professional Responsibility. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQ): Your responses to the MTQs should be embedded/addressed within your resume not to exceed seven pages.

MTQ 1. Demonstrated experience in federal litigation and investigating, analyzing and evaluating complex legal issues and matters involving violations of law, regulations, orders or applicable standards of conduct.

MTQ 2. Ability to formulate and implement policies and ability to communicate findings and recommendation to high-level officials.

MTQ 3. Demonstrated knowledge of Rules of Professional Conduct and the Federal Rules of Procedure.

Please note the following desirable attribute: Demonstrated knowledge of the Department of Justice's Standards of Conduct.

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CLEARLY DOCUMENT AND DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) EVIDENCE WITHIN YOUR RESUME NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN PAGES:

ECQ1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications can be found at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp.

Please refer to OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications for more detailed information.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (OPM) REVIEW AND APPROVAL: OPM is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. Upon selection, candidate must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed above.

Education

You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

BAR STATUS

You must be a member in good standing of a bar of a state, the District of Columbia, or United States territory.

Additional information

DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits .

The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) of the selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive employee (Title V) must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period. Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.

EEO Policy Statement: The Department of Justice does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, status as a parent, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other impermissible factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf .

Reasonable Accommodation
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and Regulatory Guidance
  • 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. Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.
  • Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
  • Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
  • False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
  • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment.

Applicants must address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) within their resume.

Please see Application Procedures for specific instructions. The resume should demonstrate the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Applicants who fail to submit all information and documents (i.e., resume, and other documents as applicable) WILL NOT receive consideration for this position.

If you are a current career member of the SES, or are eligible for reinstatement in to the SES, or have completed an SES Candidate Development Program and obtained Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board certification, you can apply to be considered non competitively.

To be considered non-competitively, you must submit your resume only, and other documents, as applicable. You must submit your application so that it will be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on the closing date of the announcement.

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