Closing Date: 7th July, 2022

Description:

Summary:
The three-year Cyber Fellowship will provide the selected attorney experience combating emerging national security and criminal cyber threats, while rotating through multiple department components that protect the nation from cyber threats - including the Criminal Division, the National Security Division, and the U.S. Attorneys' Offices.

Duties:
Through this unique opportunity, Fellows will handle a broad range of the cyber cases performed by the Department and gain a comprehensive understanding of the Department's response to emerging and critical threats. Fellows can expect to investigate and prosecute state-sponsored cyber threats; transnational criminal groups; infrastructure and ransomware attacks; and the use of cryptocurrency and money laundering to finance and profit from cyber-based crimes.

By the end of their term, Fellows will be responsible for investigating, prosecuting, and trying computer crime matters. Fellows will:
  • Investigate and prosecute cases involving attacks on computers and computer networks;
  • Advise prosecutors and law enforcement agents about technology issues;
  • Train investigators and other prosecutors and speak to a variety of domestic and foreign audiences;
  • Propose, write, and advise on legislation and policy relating to computer and intellectual property crimes and to the collection of electronic evidence;
  • Engage in and support litigation relating to the collection of electronic evidence;
  • Lead international efforts to promote effective cooperation to address the threats of computer crime; and
  • Draft policies and monographs addressing significant issues relating to these responsibilities.

Requirements:
Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to qualify for this position.
  • You must undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • All male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must have registered for the selective service. If selected, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications:
Incoming Fellows must agree to a three-year commitment to the program and be able to secure a top-secret security clearance. All Fellows will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Fellows may be extended or converted to permanent positions without reapplying if a Department component wants to hire or retain them. Alternatively, as they approach the end of their three-year term, Fellows may apply to permanent positions within the department that align with their interest.

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.

Grade Specific Qualifications:
  • To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, applicants must have at least one and a half (1.5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs, and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
  • To qualify at the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have at least two and a half (2.5) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: performing legal analysis and formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs, and other court documents involving legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; and conducting civil or criminal litigation.
  • To qualify at the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have at least four (4) years post J.D. legal experience, one of which was specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-14 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: independently performing legal analysis; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Technical knowledge of computers, networking, and investigative technologies (such as tracing Internet communications, computer programming, digital forensics, and information security);
  • Ability to communicate clearly through well-organized and accurately written documents;
  • Ability to perform cogent and correct legal analysis on a variety of contentious and complex substantive issues;
  • Ability to provide legal advice to others.

Education:
A J.D., or equivalent, degree.

Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

Kindly refer to the below link for a detailed description of the job - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/661689800