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Department of Justice

Trial Attorney, GS-0905-15

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Washington, Dist of Columbia
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US Citizens
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Permanent - No time limit
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Full Time

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  • As part of the on-line application process, applicants are asked to provide - on a voluntary basis - demographic information on their race/ethnicity/national origin, sex and disability. Applicants are also asked to indicate how they learned about this vacancy. This information is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with federal equal employment opportunity laws.
    No individual personnel selections are made based on this information. Your voluntary responses will be treated in a highly confidential manner, and any disability-related information will be kept confidential and used only in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act and 29 C.F.R. ┐1630.14(b)(1). Only summary data are reported and only in a format which cannot be broken out by individual applicants; no individual data will be provided to members of the public at any time. In addition, demographic data are separated from your application materials, and no individual data are provided to selecting officials or anyone else who can affect your application at any point during the selection process. No information from this form is ever placed in your personnel file, and failure to provide the requested information will not affect your application in any way. The authority for requesting this information is 42 U.S.C. ┐ 2000e-16 and the Rehabilitation Act. This notice of the uses of this information is provided pursuant to Public Law 93-579 ("Privacy Act of 1974"), and the information provided becomes part of a Privacy Act System of Records as identified in 5 C.F.R. 552a; any disclosure of this record or information contained in this record is in accordance with routine uses found in OPM/GOVT-7, Applicant Race, Sex, National Origin, and Disability Status Records.
    We encourage you to provide this vital information, which we cannot obtain from any other source; we can get it only from you. Thank you for helping us to provide better service.
    The Civil Rights Division encourages qualified applicants with targeted disabilities to apply. Targeted disabilities are deafness, blindness, missing extremities, partial or complete paralysis, convulsive disorder, mental retardation, mental illness, severe distortion of limbs and/or spine. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements and are able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation are encouraged to identify targeted disabilities in response to the questions in the Avue application system seeking that information. For additional information for applicants with targeted disabilities, please contact the Civil Rights Division┐s Disability Program Manager, Diane Petrie, at (202) 514-3934; see also and

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer, and encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination for or against an applicant because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. 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. 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 contact the Civil Rights Division┐s Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, Thomas Skeeter, at 202-616-9974. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


  • The core duties of a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section include investigating alleged violations of federal criminal civil rights statutes (including statutes prohibiting official misconduct, hate crimes, involuntary servitude, and violent interference with abortion rights) and conducting grand jury investigations and trials in federal district courts around the country. The attorney┐s investigative and prosecutive responsibilities include, among other things: reviewing and evaluating case files and relevant case law; interviewing witnesses; coordinating law enforcement efforts; developing investigative strategy; conducting criminal investigations; drafting written recommendations for prosecution; drafting indictments and other court filings; negotiating plea agreements; and representing the United States in grand jury proceedings, criminal trials, and other public appearances. The complexity of the matters assigned, and the level of supervision required, varies depending on the Trial Attorney┐s years of specialized experience.

Contact Information:

Harry Vickers
(202) 514-3934

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