Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 16, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent as a high-level manager within ENRD, is charged with the following duties:
  • Performs all duties assigned or required to execute the programmatic, legal, and administrative agenda of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), related to the Division's mission.
  • Provides leadership in managing transitions of Administrations. On behalf of the AAG, leads people and change with strong organizational goals and objectives.
  • Manages and supervises the work of one or more of ENRD's sections, reviewing legal instruments such as briefs, recommendations for or against appeals, pleadings, and internal memoranda. Surfaces issues to the AAG and leadership as appropriate.
  • Through subordinate Section Chief(s), manages assigned section(s)' staff(s), working to insure professional standards and high morale.
  • Provides advice to the AAG and others on a broad range of Division matters, including legal analysis, government standards, budget and staffing.
  • Represents the AAG in coordination and cooperation with Division leadership and other components, and with heads of other departments and agencies.
  • In association with Section Chief(s), represents the AAG with counsel for parties in litigation under the jurisdiction of the Division.
  • Advises on policy matters and strategy to be employed in litigation of the Section(s) under his/her supervision.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • We must receive your application by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the closing date.
  • You must have a Juris Doctorate degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state or territory of the US, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • You will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278 before entrance-on-duty and will be required to provide this information annually thereafter.
  • You must provide a narrative statement that addresses the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications, in addition to your resume.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national to be eligible for this position.
  • Veteran's preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. You must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered eligible.
  • You must complete a background investigation to include pre-employment drug testing.
  • You must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations if appointed.


Qualifications

Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.

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 Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must address the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and two Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) separately.

The application process used to recruit for this position is TRADITIONAL. Your resume must not exceed seven pages, including an optional cover letter.

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 . Please see Application Procedures for specific instructions.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree and be an active member of the Bar (any jurisdiction).

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 Deputy Assistant Attorney General. 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 addressed separately, not to exceed two pages per MTQ.

MTQ 1. Demonstrated experience supervising, developing and litigating Federal civil and/or criminal environmental and/or natural resources cases and managing legal and support staffs involved in such litigation; and

MTQ 2. Communication skills that have contributed to the successful execution of organizational missions and programs and enhanced effective relations with other high level Federal officials.

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CLEARLY DOCUMENT AND DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs), NOT TO EXCEED TEN PAGES. Please provide a separate response to each ECQ.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement : As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days.

Additional information

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.
Benefits: 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 .

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