Offices, Boards and Divisions, Department of JusticeWashington, DC
The Torts Branch is responsible for the defense of the United States and its employees in tort litigation seeking monetary judgments for damages resulting from negligent or wrongful acts.
The Branch also prosecutes a significant number of affirmative tort claims to recover for damages to government property.
Other responsibilities include participating in administrative claims procedures mandated by the Federal Tort Claims Act, and administering other federally-mandated compensation programs.
Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in 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, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Applicants must possess a J.D.
degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), 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; or have at least three years of post J.D.
experience to qualify at the GS-14 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.
Applicants should have excellent writing, negotiation and interpersonal skills, and exhibit good judgment.
Trial experience is strongly preferred, although not required
How to Apply
Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.