:Attorney Advisor :Department of Justice : https://www.usajobs.gov/ :JD : 6
This position serves as a staff attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Justice. The attorney would be embedded in the Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations, Internal Affairs Division located in Crystal City, VA. The attorney serves as legal advisor to management officials to include the Special Agent in Charge, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge and other management staff in the IAD, OPRSO.
Coordinates and handles legal work in connection with the investigation of complaints and allegations of administrative or criminal misconduct or other integrity violations involving ATF personnel
Advises on the evidence needed to support disciplinary findings and penalty selections; and
Assists in the drafting of clear and persuasive investigative reports that establish a legally sufficient basis for disciplinary findings and penalty selections.
Provides legal guidance to to the Personnel Security Division, OPRSO on security clearance suspensions and revocations and provides legal guidance to the Office of Human Resources and Professional Development on suitability determinations.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov
May be requested to serve a one year probationary period.
Must pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.
A Financial Disclosue Form is required.
GS-15: Applicants must have six years a practicing attorney and experience with the duties and responsibilities of the position. The attorney also serves as lead attorney on extremely complex legal issues where there is little or no precedent such as matters involving digital/virtual currency and virtual evidence. This includes laws and policies on capturing and maintaining digital evidence. The specialized experience must include providing legal advice in connection to internet-based crimes and electronic evidence matters.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): (for Merit Promotion announcements) VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school and be active members in good standing of the bar or any state or territory or the District of Columbia.
Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
Must provide writing sample (no more than 15 pages)
Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your grade, step, career or career-conditional tenure dated within the last 3 years, if applicable.
Veterans' preference documentation (Member Copy 4 of DD-214, Revised October 2013 SF-15 https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf and VA letter, if applicable. NOTE: The revised October 2013 SF-15 is the latest copy and all others are not usable.
CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable.
An official law school college transcript (Note: If you’re selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.) (Use of education is being credited for the purpose of meeting minimum qualification requirements or if grade point average is being used to determine superior academic achievement.)
Schedule A documentation, if applicable. Note: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Qualified applicants with disabilities may be eligible for special hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A eligibility. Please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/individuals-with-disabilities or contact the Selective Placement Program Coordinator at 202-648-9356.
It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are legible. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us at the telephone number listed on this announcement. Applicants MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Paper applications submitted without prior approval from the agency point of contact may be handled as incomplete. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your contact information changes after the closing date of this vacancy announcement, update your profile information in MYUSAJOBS as well as contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement to ensure you can be contacted throughout the selection process.
Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/ validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement.
Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position.
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