Trial Attorney
Offices, Boards and Divisions - San Francisco, CA

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The United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking several qualified Trial Attorneys. The Antitrust Division works in the public interest to promote a competitive and productive American economy, and our enforcement matters can have industry-wide impact. The highest priorities of the Division are preventing anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, curbing abuse of monopoly power, and pursuing price-fixing and other fraudulent conduct that targets American businesses and consumers.

Positions are available in Chicago, IL, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC. Please specify your location preference or preferences in priority order in your cover letter. Descriptions of the work of each office are available on the Antitrust Division's website at .

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic and International travel may be required.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required to be considered for this position.
  • Background Investigation and Drug Testing required if selected.

DUTIES: Back to top Caseloads can include civil and criminal program enforcement responsibilities. The Division's civil enforcement program includes merger review and analysis, and non-merger competitiveness issues. The Division's criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes bid-rigging, price-fixing, bribery and other fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition. Successful applicants will have immediate involvement with matters of national importance. The attorneys hired can expect a collegial and stimulating environment working with highly experienced attorneys and economists on cutting-edge matters, as well as the satisfaction of serving the public interest.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top Interested applicants must:

1) Be a citizen of the United States,

2) Posses a J.D. degree from an accredited law school,

3) Be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction), and

4) Have at least one year of post-J.D. legal experience to qualify for a GS-12, or 2 years of post-JD experience to qualify for a GS-13.

Prior work experience as a judicial clerk and excellent oral advocacy skills are highly desirable.

If selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide a list of references.

Candidates are being solicited at the GS-12/13 levels. Salary ranges vary depending on location, current salary and experience.

Chicago, IL: $76,157 - $117,729

New York, NY: $78,361 - $121,136

San Francisco, CA: $82,275 - $127,187

Washington, DC: $75,621 - $116,901

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the position qualification 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.

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 are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

BENEFITS: Back to top 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.