Attorney Advisor

Washington, D.C
Nov 28, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time

The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney for a permanent position in the Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) located in Washington, D.C. The incumbent will work as a Attorney Advisor in the Labor-Management Racketeering Unit and function as the OCGS expert for health care fraud and abuse, primarily as it relates to Employee Retirement Income Security Act ( ERISA) or labor issues.
  • Provides support for OCGS' mission against health care fraud and abuse by generally providing advice concerning the prosecution of health care fraud and abuse cases.
  • Monitors health care cases in which OCGS participates, helps obtain and coordinate financing of litigation support in such matters, reviews and monitors the documentation of time spent by OCGS attorneys on health care fraud and abuse matters, responds to inquiries from within DOJ and other agencies regarding OCGS's health care fraud and abuse work, drafts OCGS' summary of health care-related work for annual reports to Congress, and reviews, comments or drafts legislation on behalf of OCGS.
  • Gives advice and assistance to Assistant United States Attorneys, federal criminal investigators and special agents on proving federal crimes within Titles 18 and 29 of the U.S. Code which relate to the operation of employee pension and welfare benefit plans.
  • Provides advice and consultation on a wide range of issues to agencies within the Department of Labor concerning their criminal enforcement programs and the interplay of their criminal and civil enforcement programs.
  • Conducts training and prepares training materials concerning labor management and health care fraud and abuse for criminal investigators, particularly those in the at the U.S. Department of Labor and its components The Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Office of Labor-Management Standards, and the Inspector General's Office of Investigations.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see "Next Steps" for additional information.


Required Qualifications : Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing. To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.


A J.D. degree.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

An in-person interview in Washington, D.C. may be required for this position prior to final selection. The cost of travel to the interview site will be the responsibility of the applicant unless otherwise stated. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on an individual basis as requested by a person with a disability. Declining an invitation to interview may remove you from further consideration.

The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. 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.

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