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U.S. Department of Justice Looking For ATTORNEY ADVISOR

Posted on: 5 Feb 2019 200 views
: U.S. Department of Justice
: JD

About the Office: 

The Fraud Section’s three litigating units—the Health Care Fraud Unit, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit and the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit—investigate and prosecute both domestic white-collar crime across the United States, often in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices, as well as international bribery and financial fraud, at times in coordination with global law enforcement agencies and regulators.  

Job Description: 

The Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking a qualified, experienced attorney to serve as a Victim Attorney-Advisor in the Fraud Section’s Strategy, Policy, and Training (SPT) Unit.  Specifically, the incumbent will advise Fraud Section Management and the Fraud Section's litigating units (Health Care Fraud (HCF), Securities and Financial Fraud (SFF), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)) on all legal issues relating to victims of fraudulent schemes, including: determining whether someone is a "victim" within the meaning of federal law and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines; assisting in the calculation of restitution for victims; and assisting in the preparation of victim impact statements as needed prior to sentencing. Upon accepting an offer of employment, applicants must make a three-year commitment to the Fraud Section.  

Generally, as a Victim Attorney Advisor on, the incumbent:

  • Advises Fraud Section management, attorneys, and staff about the laws that govern the rights of victims and the services to which they are entitled;
  • Comments on proposed legislation and its effects on victims, ensuring that the Fraud Section responds appropriately to victim rights;
  • Provides advice and guidance to victims about their rights under the law and consults with victims of crime before, during, and after court proceedings; and       
  • Plans provide and supervises training and workshops to Fraud Section attorneys and other employees regarding federal laws involving victims, including the CVRA, the VRRA, the VWPA of 1982, the Victims of Crime Act, the CCA of 1990, the Victims' Rights Clarification Act of 1997, and other applicable laws.


Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D. 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 preparing pleadings, briefs, motions and other court documents related to 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in the law of the rights of victims in connection with federal criminal law. 
  • Experience in supporting, advising, and training federal prosecutors on policy matters.
  • Experience in communicating with, and providing guidance to, victims of financial crimes. 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with federal white collar criminal litigation.


The salary range for this position is $96,970 – $148,967 per annum, which includes locality pay. See OPM’s Web page at


Domestic travel may be required.

Application Process: 

The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.

  1. If you do not already have an account, please create a USAjobs account before applying to Create an Account. You will be able to upload your resume and supporting documents and complete your profile prior to applying.
  2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy:

Application Deadline: 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Relocation Expenses: 

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Number of Positions: 


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