Overview

Office of General Counsel, United States Marshals Service (USMS) Headquarters, U.S. Department of Justice, Crystal Gateway 3, Crystal City (Arlington), Virginia provides advice and guidance to USMS managers and employees on issues including but not limited to civil and criminal procedure, labor and personnel law, federal contracts, asset forfeiture and ethics.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree

The Office of General Counsel is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as an Attorney Advisor. The individual must have prior federal criminal prosecution experience and will provide legal services and guidance to, inter alia, components of the USMS to ensure that law enforcement operations are conducted in compliance with constitutional and legal requirements, as well as DOJ and USMS policy, and in a manner that promotes efficiency and public safety. The incumbent should have first-hand knowledge and specialized experience in applying and providing guidance on substantive criminal statutes, criminal case development, investigative methods and techniques, search and seizure, electronic surveillance, emerging investigative technologies, interview and interrogation, evidence, discovery, information-sharing restrictions, Federal sentencing guidelines, law enforcement operations and procedures (to include, e.g., multi-agency task force operations), legal training (to include development thereof), drafting and reviewing subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, motions and motion responses, and other pleadings relating to criminal and civil matters, drafting and reviewing legislative proposals and USDOJ policies relating to law enforcement, and legal review of USMS and USDOJ operational and other relevant policies and procedures. The incumbent will be required to represent the USMS at Department and interagency meetings and working groups, and in discussions with state and federal prosecutors, defense counsel, and the judiciary.

In addition, the attorney may be called upon to provide general legal advice to agency personnel and litigation support in agency related cases to Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other U.S. Department of Justice counsel who represent the agency and its personnel in federal litigation. Attorney Advisors in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Marshals Service, also provide legal advice and assistance in other areas of law, including but not limited to civil procedure, federal contracts, asset forfeiture and ethics, and directly represent the agency in matters of administrative law.

Required qualifications:

Interested parties must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar in good standing (any U.S. jurisdiction) and have at least eight (8) years post-J.D. experience as a federal prosecutor. Applicants must also have 1) the above noted specialized experience in criminal law, investigations, operations, and prosecutions; 2) excellent academic credentials; 3) strong oral and written communication and advocacy skills; 4) superior legal research and analytical skills; 5) experience in dealing with complex legal and policy issues; and 6) ability to formulate and implement DOJ and USMS policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

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