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Attorney Advisor (Policy and International Law Attorney) at Criminal Division

Criminal Division

Full-Time

Mid Level

Washington, DC, USA

$144.128 - $172.500

20 Sep → 20 Oct

Expired

Job Description

The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney to serve as an Attorney Advisor (Policy and International Attorney), in the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP).

The salary range for this position is $144,128 – $172,500 per annum, which includes locality pay. See OPM’s Web page at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2021/DCB.pdf
 
Travel:
Domestic and international travel may be required occasionally for international work.

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.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, review, and comment on draft legislation, potential testimony, federal regulations, policy proposals, and other requests.
  • Participate in development of policy initiatives.
  • Advise Section attorneys regarding international law principles and norms relating to the prosecution of human rights violations, international violent crime, and criminal immigration offenses.
  • Perform legal research in support of HRSP portfolios.
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships within the Office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 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: independently performing legal analysis; formulating recommendations to senior managers; and composing pleadings, briefs or other court documents.

  • 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; formulating recommendations to senior managers; composing pleadings, briefs or other court documents; conducting civil or criminal litigation; reviewing, analyzing and developing policies and legislation; and leading paralegals and support staff.

  • Demonstrated expertise in international law principles;

  • Familiarity with U.S. statutes pertaining to human rights law, particularly the law of genocide, child soldier use and recruitment, torture, war crimes, and female genital mutilation;

  • Knowledge of U.S. criminal law, U.S. military law, international law, international organizations such as the United Nations, and international tribunals' processes and procedures;

  • Knowledge of immigration law and fraud enforcement;

  • Experience in policy development within the inter-agency process;

  • Experience with the development of law, policy, and legislative proposals;

  • Experience in drafting, analyzing, and reviewing legal policy, legislation relating to law enforcement, and executive orders;

  • Superior oral advocacy and writing abilities;

  • Superior analytical skills and judgment;

  • Prior trial experience;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others, both as a leader and as a team member;

  • Foreign language skills;

  • Ability to represent the Section in Department, interagency, and other committees, groups, and task forces; and

  • Experience working with foreign governments, international organizations, and persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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