Overview

Duties

Summary

The Public Integrity Section (PIN) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and election offenses nationwide. PIN oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government. Section attorneys investigate and prosecute cases against federal, state, and local officials throughout the United States.

This position serves as the Chief of PIN.


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Responsibilities

The Chief, PIN:

  • Supervises the conduct of investigations and litigation carried on by the attorneys and support staff of the Section. As Chief of the Section, they directly supervise prosecutions conducted by Section attorneys and, when appropriate, coordinates with U.S. Attorneys on prosecutions conducted by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. The Chief supervises the preparation and review of indictments by Section attorneys. The Chief also has frequent contact with United States Attorneys’ Offices, including visitations, to assist in developing investigations and prosecutions in corruption matters, particularly those related to the electoral process. In addition, the Chief evaluates requests for the Section to participate in matters where U.S. Attorneys’ Offices are recused.
  • Continually exercises discretion in connection with prosecutorial recommendations that involve difficult and complex questions of law, fact and policy. The Chief advises the Assistant Attorney General regarding the status of important cases as well as complex legal and policy questions. The Chief is also called upon from time to time to counsel and assist the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General in connection with matters in the public corruption area. The incumbent represents the Section in consultation with senior law enforcement personnel at various federal agencies.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations with respect to proposed changes in legislation relating to statutes for which the Section has responsibility and is occasionally called upon to testify before Congressional Committees as the Department’s representative on such legislation.
  • Reviews and approves a large volume of correspondence, legal opinions, authorizations, instructions and advisory materials prepared in the Section, either for his own or for the Assistant Attorney General’s signature.
  • Develops a comprehensive business plan for the Section which sets forth the justification for resources and identifies areas for cost savings. The Chief acquires and leverages needed fiscal and human resources to achieve results-oriented outcomes. The Chief also develops budget enhancements which include both performance measures and outcomes that reflect the Section’s, Division’s and Department’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment and support for the Division’s equal employment policies and programs to enhance workforce diversity. The Chief promotes merit promotion principles in all aspects of personnel hiring, promotions, training and development and employee retention.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Some travel is required.


Supervisory status

Yes


Promotion Potential

None


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