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Attorney

Company: Offices, Boards and Divisions
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Summary This position is assigned to the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section's (MLARS), Special Financial Investigations Unit (SFIU), which investigates money laundering organizations and supports civil and criminal forfeiture cases for the Section and in nationwide partnership with United States Attorney Offices and other Department components. The SFIU is composed of experienced in-house financial investigators, litigators, and senior advisors. Responsibilities The incumbent will be co-located with law enforcement in Chantilly, Virginia, and report to Section management in Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as a national money laundering and asset forfeiture litigation resource to federal prosecutors and law enforcement. The incumbent will partner with prosecutors from the Section and from U.S. Attorney's Offices, as well as headquarters and field elements from the FBI, DEA, HSI, IRS-CI, ATF and other federal law enforcement agencies, to build and execute cutting edge money laundering investigations targeting transnational criminal organizations, terrorist groups, fraud networks, and corrupt government officials. Core duties include: Identifying and developing prosecutions against individuals and corporations involved in the national and international movement of illicit proceeds and funds that facilitate crime; Coordinating a national effort to combat certain criminal organizations prioritized by the Section or the Department; Developing and maintaining relationships with anti-money laundering prosecutors and agents throughout the inter-agency law enforcement community; Advising and conducting training to prosecutors and law enforcement agents regarding money laundering, seizure, and forfeiture best practices; and Occasional civil and criminal litigation in Federal courts. The incumbent must have good people skills, be detail oriented, and be able to work independently to stay apprised of money laundering and forfeiture caselaw, as well as developments in anti-money laundering and asset tracing techniques. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Required Qualifications: Interested applicants must possess a J.D., or equivalent, 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-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. 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; composing pleadings, briefs and other court documents involving unique and/or difficult legal issues in civil or criminal litigation; conducting highly complex civil or criminal litigation; and leading paralegals and support staff. Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully prosecuting sophisticated money laundering offenses and/or complex asset forfeiture litigation. Experience prosecuting Title 21 offenses, litigating CIPA issues, and familiarity with OCDETF, HIDTA and inter-agency coordination is also helpful. Foreign language ability, especially with Arabic, Spanish, French, or Mandarin, is highly desirable. Education A J.D., or equivalent, degree. Applicants who possess an equivalent degree rather than a J.D. may be subject to additional review by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management. Additional Information Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement. An in-person interview in Washington, D.C. may be required for this position prior to final selection. The cost of travel to the interview site will be the responsibility of the applicant unless otherwise stated. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on an individual basis as requested by a person with a disability. Declining an invitation to interview may remove you from further consideration. The Criminal Division participates in the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. 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. 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. The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Offices, Boards and Divisions, Chantilly , Attorney, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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