Closing Date: 11th August, 2022

Description:

Summary:
Office of General Counsel, United States Marshals Service (USMS) Headquarters, U.S. Department of Justice, Crystal Gateway 3, Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia provides advice and guidance to USMS managers and employees on issues including but not limited to civil litigation and criminal procedure, labor and personnel law, federal contracts, torts, asset forfeiture, Freedom of Information Act/ Privacy Act, and ethics.

Duties:
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

The Office of General Counsel is seeking an experienced civil litigation Attorney Advisor, GS-14 and GS-15 FPL GS-15, to provide legal services with expertise in the areas of constitutional, civil rights, and torts/personal injury law to provide litigation support in agency related cases to Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other Department of Justice counsel who represent the agency and its personnel in all areas of federal litigation. Attorney Advisors in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Marshals Service, also provide policy/legislative advice, legal advice and assistance in other areas of law including but not limited to civil and criminal law, federal privacy law, federal contracts, employment and labor law, asset forfeiture, and ethics.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation to include credit and tax checks, and drug testing.
  • Selective Service registration is required, if applicable.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position and is subject to random drug testing.
  • May be required to successfully complete a trial period.
  • J.D. degree and active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction) required, and have at least 5 years post J.D. experience, including substantial experience in civil litigation matters in the areas of constitutional, civil rights, and torts/personal injury law.
  • Protecting the Federal Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience, including substantial experience in handling civil litigation matters, including the preparation of answers to complaints, motions, briefs, litigation reports, responses to subpoenas, Touhy requests, and discovery-related requests (interrogatories and requests for production of documents). Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience including areas such as civil litigation under Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, and other federal statutory laws, as well as demonstrated familiarity with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Evidence. Candidates should be proficient in the organization, review, assessment, and collection of discovery, including the use of E-Discovery software. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the areas of federal criminal law and procedure, as well as federal privacy laws, is a plus.

Education:
Applicants must possess a J.D. degree.

Kindly refer to the following link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/668325700