TRIAL ATTORNEY-Torts/Constitutional & Specialized Torts Litigation/Bivens


Posted on Mar 24, 2020

Offices, Boards and Divisions, Department of Justice

Washington, DC

Within the Civil Division of the U.S.

Department of Justice, the Torts Branch is seeking trial attorneys with varying degrees of relevant experience for positions with Constitutional and Specialized Tort Litigation, located in Washington, D.C.

Attorneys in this office represent individual federal employees who face personal liability as a result of their on-the-job conduct.

The Constitutional Torts Staff also defends claims brought against the government under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Applicants must possess a J.D.

degree from a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Applicants must have at least one year of post J.D.

experience to qualify at the GS-12 level; have at least two years of post J.D.

experience to qualify at the GS-13 level; have at least three years of post J.D.

experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D.

experience to qualify at the GS-15 level (other factors are taken into consideration as well, such as litigation experience, relevance of experience to our practice area, etc.).

You must also be a U.S.

citizen.

Applicants should be outstanding writers, have strong interpersonal skills, exhibit good judgment, and have an interest in litigation.

Experience with federal court motions practice is preferred.

The ideal candidate would have some of the following experience: dealing with individual clients; asserting personal defenses by way of a dispositive motion; handling discovery; and preparing cases for trial.

Applicants should enjoy working independently and as part of a team, feel comfortable in varied federal courtroom settings, and enjoy occasional travel.

Applicants must exhibit the ability to work in a supportive and professional manner with clients, staff, attorney supervisors, and Department officials.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.


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