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Job Announcement Number: TA-Appellate-2014-01
SALARY RANGE: $89,924.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Friday, February 21, 2014 to Friday, March 07, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0905-13/15 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:15 DUTY LOCATIONS: 5 vacancies in the following location:Washington DC, DC WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background Investigation SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career as an Attorney with the Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice? Join us in serving the United States with honor and integrity!!
The Civil Division, with more than 1,000 Attorneys and 14 litigating components, represents the United States, its departments and agencies, Members of Congress, Cabinet and other Federal employees.
The Appellate Staff is seeking experienced attorneys to represent the United States in a broad range of civil appellate litigation. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. Information about the Appellate Staff can be found at http://www/justice.gov/civil/appellate/appellate_home.html
- Occasional Travel
- Position requires some travel for short periods to present oral arguments.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
- Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
- Moving Expenses will not be paid.
- You will be required to undergo a urinalysis for a drug test.
- Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply section)
The Appellate Staff of the Civil Division is seeking attorneys. Appellate represents the United States, its agencies, and its officers in civil cases in the federal courts of appeals. The Appellate Staff’s portfolio includes many of the most difficult and controversial cases in which the Federal Government is involved. Typical cases include defending against constitutional challenges to Acts of Congress, Executive decisions, and national security programs; administrative challenges to agency programs, rules and adjudications; tort and commercial claims against the United States; employment discrimination claims against the government; and claims against federal officers in their individual capacities for the alleged violation of a person’s constitutional rights. In addition, the Appellate Staff represents the United States in certain types of affirmative litigation, such as consumer protection cases and False Claims Act suits to recover money fraudulently obtained from the U.S. treasury. The staff handles appeals involving all of the subject-matter areas litigated by the Civil Division, including appeals arising out of the civil cases handled by the United States Attorneys nationwide. The Appellate Staff also works with the Solicitor General to prepare Supreme Court filings.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least two years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; have at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in appellate work, excellent writing skills, and an exceptional academic record. Federal judicial clerkship experience is highly desirable.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated by a reviewing panel.
The Department of Justice 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
You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed to this position.
You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed to this position.
For more information about the Civil Division, visit the Civil Division website at: www.usdoj.gov/civil
Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no formal rating system for applying veteran’s preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veteran’s 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. DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.
Other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html
EEO Statement:The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
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. 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.
The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities.
HOW TO APPLY:
You must submit your application so that it will be RECEIVED by the closing date of the announcement.
Applications must be Emailed to CivilAppellate.Vacancies@usdoj.gov
Please use Announcement ‘#TA-Appellate-2014-1′ as your SUBJECT LINE.
Resume showing relevant experience
Writing Sample (no more than 20 pages)
Veteran Preference document (if applicable)
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:Crystal Roy
Email: CRYSTAL.ROY@USDOJ.GOVAgency Information:
Civil Division DOJ
PO BOX 14660
Ben Franklin Station
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
Once the online application is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. All qualified applications will be sent to the hiring official for review. You will be contacted directly if an interview is desired.