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Supervisory Trial Attorney @ US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE , Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Posted on: 3 Sep 2019 503 views
: Supervisory Trial Attorney
: New York, New York, United States
: JD


  • Open & closing dates

     09/03/2019 to 09/16/2019

  • Service

    Senior Executive

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Salary

    $127,914 to $192,300 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule


  • Location : New York, NY



Incumbent serves as Senior Executive and Chief, New York Office (NYO), reporting to the Director of Criminal Enforcement and ultimately the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division in Washington, DC.


The NYO investigates and prosecutes criminal antitrust and related offenses of national and international scope, and has authority to investigate and prosecute matters arising in New York, serving as the Division's liaison with US Attorneys, state attorneys general, and other regional law enforcement offices. As Chief of the NYO, responsibilities include:

  • Organizing, supervising, and directing the activities of the Section's attorneys, paralegals, and support staff.
  • Analyzing and deciding matters and issues under review; overseeing the development of complex litigation and prosecution strategies.
  • Establishing and maintaining lines of responsibility, coordination, and support with officials and employees within the Antitrust Division.
  • Representing the Department in interagency groups and working with other law enforcement agencies (e.g., Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney's Offices, State Attorneys General), as appropriate.
  • Exercising personnel and management responsibilities, including evaluating the work of all Section staff and making recommendations for promotion, employment, and separation.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status Yes
Promotion Potential 00


Conditions of Employment

To be eligible for this position, interested applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Possess a J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
  • 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 a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

Please Note: A background Investigation and drug testing are required if selected.



You will be evaluated on all of the following Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs):

MTQ1: Legal experience involving antitrust enforcement cases at the national or international level.

MTQ2: Experience developing and implementing policy on issues of complex antitrust criminal enforcement.

MTQ3: Knowledge of and experience interacting with foreign competition agencies, and Federal regulatory and investigative agencies.

You will also be evaluated on all of the following Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

ECQ1: LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

ECQ2: LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting an organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, supports employee diversity, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

ECQ3: RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high- quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

ECQ4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

ECQ5: BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Written Communication, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.If a separate statement addressing the ECQs and MTQs is not submitted, the applicant will not receive consideration for this position.

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J.D. degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.

Additional information


  • Selectee will be required to file a financial disclosure statement in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee who is not a current or former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) must be approved by OPM before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the SES for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
  • Applicants who have completed the Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • All applicants selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System, or be exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
  • All Federal employees are required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.
  • Veterans preference is not applicable to the SES.
  • The position requires that the incumbent participate in occasional travel, both domestic and international.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, on the basis of personal favoritism, or any non merit factor. 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 notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the Senior Executive Service (SES) prior to appointment. To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a written statement addressing the five (5) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and three (3) Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed above (see 'Qualifications' section).

If selected, your application will be vetted for suitability by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM), U.S. Department of Justice.

You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required and the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people with whom you interacted, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Mandatory Technical Qualifications to receive consideration for the position.

When responding to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples of experience, education, and accomplishments applicable to the qualifications, should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. Please limit the narrative statements for each Executive Core and Technical Qualification to no more than two pages and not more than ten (10) pages total.


Required Documents

For consideration, applicants must submit:

  • resume that includes all professional work experience, education, training, special skills, accomplishments and awards. Resume must demonstrate that the applicant possesses the executive and mandatory technical requirements for this position.
  • A copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (current or former federal employee).
  • A copy of your transcript, which documents dated J.D. degree conferred and identifies for each course completed the number of credit hours earned, major, grade, as well as the overall grade point average or class ranking (prior to appointment, submission of an official college transcript may be required).
  • Most recent performance appraisal (current or former federal employee).
  • Separate documents that address each of the following: Proof of Bar Membership; Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs); Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
  • Individuals who are current or former Career SES members must submit a copy of their latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 or the SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior executive service.

Please Note: The absence of an MTQ or ECQ statement will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy. Your required documents can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, email, and phone number.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must submit the required documents listed below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/16/2019 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents for submission.Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Applications mailed using government postage and/or internal Federal Government mail systems will not be accepted.

Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

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