Thursday, February 03, 2011

Department of Justice seeking new Director for Human Trafficking

From USA Jobs:

Director for Human Trafficking
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Civil Rights Division, Offices, Boards, and Divisions
Salary Range:$123,758.00 - $155,500.00 /year
Open Period:Friday, January 28, 2011 to Friday, February 18, 2011
Position Information: Full-Time
Permanent Duty Locations:1 vacancy - WASHINGTON, DC

Job Summary:
The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Director for Human Trafficking in the Criminal Section. The Civil Rights Division is primarily responsible for enforcing federal statutes and executive orders that prohibit, among other things, unlawful discrimination in voting, education, employment, housing, police services, public accommodations and facilities, and federally funded and conducted programs. The Criminal Section enforces federal criminal civil rights statutes by conducting grand jury investigations and criminal trials in federal district courts throughout the nation. The Section primarily prosecutes cases involving unconstitutional use of force by law enforcement officers, hate crimes, human trafficking and involuntary servitude, and unlawful conduct at abortion clinics. The Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU) prosecutes significant and multi-district human trafficking cases, serves as a point of contact and resources providing subject matter expertise for governmental and non-governmental enforcement partners, and develops national human trafficking policies and programs. The position requires significant domestic and international travel.Criminal Section attorneys including HTPU attorneys, enjoy a diverse practice before federal district courts throughout the country, and handle complex criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Key Requirements:
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

Major Duties:
The Director is responsible for supervising and conducting the HTPU's criminal investigations and prosecutions and advising and guiding the Trial Attorneys handling human trafficking prosecutions on the other teams in the Section; for managing a team of lawyers and support staff; and for working cooperatively with other individuals and organizations to further the mission of the Criminal Section. The Director assumes virtually total responsibility for the handling of all matters within the Director's jurisdiction.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any jurisdiction), and have a minimum of six (6) years post-J.D. experience, including significant federal court criminal human trafficking litigation experience. Applicants must have strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, writing and oral communication skills, as well as experience investigating and trying criminal human trafficking cases.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Given the nature and volume of our work, the Criminal Section seeks candidates with significant litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to public service and/or civil rights. The Section also seeks candidates who possess skills that will allow them to coordinate effectively with other components in the Division.Candidates should demonstrate an ability to provide expert human trafficking investigation and prosecution advice and leadership; work with components within the Department and with governmental agencies outside the Department on trafficking issues; serve as a liaison with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community groups; provide outreach and training to domestic and international colleagues; and, to coordinate enforcement efforts with governmental and non-governmental colleagues. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to develop and handle the litigation of complex human trafficking cases, including expert handling of case identification, investigation, grand jury proceedings, development of charging strategy, drafting and presentation of indictments, discovery, development of trial strategy, trial preparation, witness preparation, drafting and filing of pleadings, briefs, and legal documents based on expert legal research, presentation of oral arguments, presentation of evidence at trial, plea negotiations, sentencing, victim-witness assistance issues, and post-trial proceedings.Specialized Education: You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

How To Apply: You must submit your application and all required information so that it will be received no later than 11:59 PM EST on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Due to the delayed delivery of mail, applicants must either fax or e-mail their application in by the closing date for this position. Please submit your application via fax at 202-514-6603 or by email to CRD.ATTYVACANCIES@USDOJ.GOV. If you are submitting your application via e-mail, please indicate the Vacancy Announcement Number and position title in the subject line.Required Documents: (are permissible w/ initial application only if specified in announcement.)A cover letter (highlighting relevant experience), a resume, a brief writing sample (10 pages or less) that is the applicant's own work, and a current performance appraisal.

If you are a current or former federal employee, please attach a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

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