Criminal Division (CRM)
The Market Integrity and Major Frauds (MIMF) Unit’s approximately 45 prosecutors focus on the prosecution of complex and sophisticated securities, commodities, corporate, and investment fraud cases. The MIMF Unit works closely with regulatory partners at the SEC, CFTC, and other agencies to tackle major national and international fraud schemes. In carrying out this mission, the MIMF Unit has brought a number of significant prosecutions against corporate executives for securities and accounting fraud, as well as cases involving market manipulation and commodities fraud in the financial services industry. The MIMF Unit also focuses on combating a broader array of financial and corporate fraud, including government procurement fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and consumer fraud.
The MIMF Unit is organized internally to focus on five well-defined missions, or concentrations: Financial Institution Fraud; Securities Fraud; Commodities Fraud; Consumer, Regulatory and Investment Fraud; and Procurement Fraud and Bribery.
This posting is for the Principal Assistant Deputy Chief Position in the Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit.
The Principal Assistant Deputy Chief is primarily responsible for the supervision of the MIMF Unit’s most significant matters. The incumbent is also responsible for assisting the MIMF Unit Chief in all aspects of Section leadership, and in the development and management of MIMF prosecutions.
As Principal Assistant Deputy Chief, the incumbent:
- Supervises and manages the work of MIMF Trial Attorneys, ensuring ongoing individual and team development, identifying and correcting deficiencies, and appropriately allocates personnel resources.
- Advises Assistant Deputy Chiefs and Trial Attorneys on strategic approaches to their investigations and prosecutions. Oversees and reviews the work of Trial Attorneys and support positions.
- Helps to oversee the Section’s financial, human, and technical resource applications. Assists and supports the MIMF Unit Chief in the day-to-day operations of the Unit, including but not limited to providing input on budget allocation, hiring, personnel disciplinary actions, and a wide variety of Department reporting responsibilities.
- In collaboration the MIMF Chief, develops and maintains the MIMF Unit’s program to foster effective national investigation and prosecution of complex white collar and corporate investigations and prosecutions including developing litigation priorities, policy and legislative recommendations.
- Assists in the management of the Section’s program to prosecute MIMF matters which includes investigations and prosecutions in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices, federal law enforcement agencies, civil regulatory partners, and foreign law enforcement officials.
- May serve as a liaison on white-collar criminal matters between the Criminal Division and other DOJ components, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Postal Inspection Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and a variety of other criminal and civil enforcement agencies and officials on white-collar crime issues.
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 five (5) years post J.D. legal experience to include at least four (4) years of federal prosecution experience.
Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following competencies:
- Experience as a criminal prosecutor.
- Experience with complex white collar and corporate investigations and prosecutions.
- Experience in supporting, litigating, and supervising federal or state criminal cases.
- Experience in U.S. District Court or state court.
- Experience conducting investigations of organizations and entities, including corporations.
- Experience with the federal judiciary.
The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
- If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.
- Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/600532900
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.
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Equal Employment Opportunity: 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, protected genetic information, pregnancy, status as a parent, or any other nonmerit-based 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. For more information, please review our full EEO Statement.
Reasonable Accommodations: 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.
Outreach and Recruitment for Qualified Applicants with Disabilities: The Department encourages qualified applicants with disabilities, including individuals with targeted/severe disabilities to apply in response to posted vacancy announcements. Qualified applicants with targeted/severe disabilities may be eligible for direct hire, non-competitive appointment under Schedule A (5 C.F.R. § 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact one of the Department’s Disability Points of Contact (DPOC) to express an interest in being considered for a position. See list of DPOCs.
Suitability and Citizenship: 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. Congress generally prohibits agencies from employing non-citizens within the United States, except for a few narrow exceptions as set forth in the annual Appropriations Act (see, https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens/). Pursuant to DOJ component policies, only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, U.S. Trustee’s Offices, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, qualifying non-U.S. citizens meeting immigration and appropriations law criteria may apply for employment with other DOJ organizations. However, please be advised that the appointment of non-U.S. citizens is 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. All DOJ employees are subject to a residency requirement. Candidates must have lived in the United States for at least three of the past five years. The three-year period is cumulative, not necessarily consecutive. Federal or military employees, or dependents of federal or military employees serving overseas, are excepted from this requirement. This is a Department security requirement which is waived only for extreme circumstances and handled on a case-by-case basis.
Veterans: There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service- connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
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