Offices, Boards and Divisions Trial Attorney in Washington, District Of Columbia

Offices, Boards and Divisions
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 11/7/2016 (12 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Antitrust Division's Appellate Section is seeking one or more highly qualified attorneys to join an active office that deals routinely with complex issues on the cutting edge of civil and criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws and related statutes. The section represents the United States in the courts of appeals in all Division enforcement proceedings and as amicus curiae in select private antitrust actions. In conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, the section also represents the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court in antitrust and select other cases. The section also provides legal analysis on the most difficult issues in antitrust law and policy in support of the Antitrust Division's enforcement mission.

Please Note: Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Also, applications mailed using government postage and/or internal Federal Government mail systems will not be accepted.


Section attorneys write briefs and present oral argument on behalf of the United States in the courts of appeals in Division criminal and civil enforcement actions and prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding whether to seek further review of decisions adverse to the government.

Section attorneys prepare recommendations regarding the United States' participation as amicus curiae in private antitrust cases and represent the United States in such cases in the courts of appeals, including writing briefs and presenting oral argument.

In conjunction with the Office of the Solicitor General, section attorneys draft briefs on behalf of the United States in antitrust cases in the Supreme Court. Section attorneys also prepare recommendations to the Office of the Solicitor General regarding cases in the Supreme Court in which the Division's competition policy interests are implicated, including intellectual property cases.

Section attorneys represent the United States in petitions for review of certain administrative agency decisions, including the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Maritime Commission.

Section attorneys provide analysis and advice to the Division's senior leadership and regularly consult with its trial sections on complex legal and policy issues, in support of the Division's enforcement program.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required to be considered for this position.
  • Background Investigation and Drug Testing required if selected.

Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and have at least 2 years of post-J.D. experience to qualify for a GS-13, and four years of post-J.D. experience at the GS-14/15.

Applicants should have outstanding academic and professional qualifications, excellent written and oral communication skills, and superior analytical ability.

Experience with antitrust law, economics, criminal law (especially white collar), intellectual property law or administrative law is highly desirable.

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this position, your resume and supporting documentation will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once a completed application is received, the Antitrust Division will conduct an evaluation of qualifications and rank the application in comparison to those received. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.


The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees, .

Other Information

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or 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 notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys' Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department's mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: All federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

All male applications born after December 31, 1959 must have registered for the selective service (See ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

The Antitrust Division participates in the E-Verify program.

This is a non-supervisory, excepted service position outside of the bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0905-13/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453211100

Job Announcement Number: E16-06-O05