Closing Date: 30th April, 2024


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provides oversight of USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), the African Development Foundation (ADF), and the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). USAID OIG conducts audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations of these organizations' programs, operations, and personnel, and makes recommendations to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and prevent and detect waste, fraud, and abuse.

This position is for a full time detailee as a Special Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit, working on criminal investigations and prosecutions arising from programs and operations of the agencies that USAID OIG oversees.

As an Attorney Advisor you will,
  • Work as a full-time detailee in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit, on criminal investigations and prosecutions arising from programs and operations of the agencies that USAID OIG oversees.
  • Identify the scope of investigations and direct the strategic approach to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
  • Participate in limited USAID OIG activities (operational, training, staff meetings, etc.) at the direction of USAID OIG's Office of General Counsel.
  • Be responsible for all assignments received from the management of DOJs Fraud Section.
  • Work on other USAID OIG assignment/projects upon approval of DOJ.

Conditions of Employment:
  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • The candidate selected will be offered an appointment not-to-exceed two (2) years with the possibility of extension or conversion to a permanent appointment.
  • Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

GS-15: To qualify, applicants MUST have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined professional legal experience investigating and prosecuting complex fraud matters.

This position has a positive education requirement, transcripts must be provided showing degree conferred.
  • Education: All attorney and law clerk trainee positions have a minimum requirement of completing a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from an accredited school (accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Bar Membership: All attorney positions require current active bar membership (hold active license to practice law). Admission to the bar of any State, territory, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Federal Court is acceptable. Employees must maintain active bar membership while employed as an attorney with the FDIC. Active Bar membership must be verified prior to appointment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.

This position has a positive education requirement, therefore, transcripts are required.