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Assistant Chief- Justice Dept. Antitrust Division

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About the Office: The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to serve in a two-year term position as Assistant Chief of its Litigation I Section. This term may be extended beyond its initial two years. The Litigation I Section (“Lit I”) investigates and prosecutes civil violations of the antitrust laws in a broad range of industries, including health care insurance, health care providers, dairy, beer, pulp and paper, and cosmetics.

Major Duties: As Assistant Chief of the Litigation I Section, the incumbent’s major duties and responsibilities include: supervising a staff of attorneys, paralegals, and support; overseeing the development of complex litigation and prosecution; and maintaining personal contacts to establish and maintain lines of responsibility, coordination, and support with officials and employees of the Division.


1) Applicants must posses a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least four years of post-J.D. experience, and be a U.S. citizen;
2) Significant experience in the investigation and pursuit of federal antitrust issues;
3) Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience;
4) Experience in overseeing the development and prosecution of antitrust cases and reviewing the work product of attorneys;
5) Familiarity with federal regulatory and investigative agencies;
6) Ability to help formulate and implement Antitrust Division policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

Salary Information: Candidates are being solicited at the GS-15 level, ranging in pay from $123,758 – $155,500 per annum, depending on current salary and experience.

Location: Washington, DC

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Deadline and Submission Process: Applications must be received no later than December 3, 2010. For consideration, please list the source of the advertisement to which you are applying, and submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a resume (e-mail preferred) to:
Attention: Karen Jung
Department of Justice/Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, NW
Room 3104
Washington, D.C. 20530

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Karen Jung
Phone: (202) 514-8885

Internet Sites: Additional information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at

Department Policies: 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, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, 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 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.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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